As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.

The Program Management Office, Chief Legal Officer (PMO, CLO) is developing a team of professionals that possess a combination of experience including:

Strategy and Leadership

Risk Management and Compliance

Business Continuity, Crisis Management



One of the key objectives of PMO, CLO is to manage our Company’s COVID-19 oversight program, which will include interacting with key business stakeholders, human resources, facilities, safety and security, and the broader legal and corporate development function.

COVID-19 Oversight includes:
Advising, informing and executing strategy in a COVID-19 environment

Recommending and implementing related policies

Managing safe return to workplace protocols

Ensuring global situational awareness

Managing internal operational challenges, and oversee case management globally

The Opportunity

We are looking for an individual who has strong cross-functional communication skills, excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with experience in crisis management or business continuity.

It is your job to help manage our pandemic response and recovery program through attaining and maintaining a thorough understanding of OpenText’s business operations and locations, working closely with stakeholders including our senior management, local site leadership, and local emergency response teams to support a safe and healthy work environment for our more than 60 physical locations around the world. You are positively excited about the opportunities to anticipate the challenges of uncertainty in a rapidly changing environment.

You’ll also interact with our business operations, Corporate Business Continuity team, HR, Facilities, Communications, and other cross-functional stakeholders.

You Are Great At

COVID-19 Policy and Planning (30%)

Making recommendations as to how to manage policies to ensure the safe operation of our business and of our workforce

Developing, maintaining and enhancing our COVID-19 program policy, standards and guidelines in response to changes in the environment including laws and regulations

Training stakeholders on new policies and procedures

Maintaining awareness of industry trends as regards to managing COVID-19

Collaborating with Global situational monitoring professionals on the team in identifying and gathering relevant external input to support our objectives

Collecting and analyzing data that will communicate key issues and trends, and support senior executive decision making.

Collaborating with the rest of the team on scenario planning and anticipated responses for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response & Recovery (60%)

Interacting with key internal stakeholders around the world including local site leadership, and local emergency response teams to ensure we maintain situational awareness.

Responding to cases by executing protocols to ensure timely mitigation of emergency situations.

Providing 24/7 event management on-call support as required

More generally, executing on crisis and emergency management

Other duties as assigned (10%)

Integrating our pandemic policies and procedures for acquired businesses

Delivering programs/projects sponsored by OpenText’s EVP, CLO and Corporate Development.

Other duties as assigned

What It Takes

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in one or more of: business, risk management, compliance, business continuity, crisis management, data science or communications.

Experience in crisis management or managing in an uncertain environment.

Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management

Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, able to make recommendations to management and influence business decisions

Exceptionally well versed in the use of Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) , Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

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