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Privacy Director (CORPORATION)

New York, NY, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a major global consumer Fortune 500 brand, is seeking to add a Privacy Director to its busy, thriving global privacy team to lead the North American and Latin American team initiatives, but also to play a role in global strategy. The successful candidate will be an operational privacy pro with corporate expertise and demonstrated experience working cross-functionally with business units to affect change, educate, and implement privacy plans. Extensive background in areas such as privacy by design, working closely with IT, PIAs, and vendor risk management is essential. Strong background in digital media or advertising is preferred. Send resumes to [email protected].

Job Description:
The Privacy Director will report to the Chief Privacy Officer. The Privacy Director will be a key member of the Global Privacy Office and will be responsible for executing the Company’s privacy program and related projects, including the implementation of policies and procedures in the brands/regions/functions, conducting privacy impact assessments and vendor risk assessments, and responding to escalated data subject requests (as required by applicable law).    

The Privacy Director will:

  • Implement and enforce privacy related policies, procedures and controls with the assistance of privacy liaisons (where applicable)
  • Maintain inventories of activities involving the processing of personal data 
  • Manage the handling of complaints and non-routine data subject access or deletion requests 
  • Facilitate and complete vendor risk assessments and privacy impact assessments
  • Oversee the delivery and development of data privacy awareness and training
  • Work with the Information Technology department to ensure “privacy by design” is considered in new and existing technologies
  • Escalate and address privacy risks identified by new/changes to processes and systems
  • Participate in the response to privacy incidents and draft incident response records
  • Maintain and work with the Legal department to implement documentation required for data transfers
  • Provide regular updates to the Global Privacy Office and other stakeholders on privacy issues in the regions
  • Proactively stay informed of updates on applicable privacy laws and regulations 
  • Perform additional duties as needed

  • Position based in New York
  • Minimum 8 years' of experience, with a minimum 5 years in Privacy and 3 years in other relevant experience such as Compliance, preferably at multinational company, law firm and/or consulting firm
  • IAPP certification preferred but not required
  • Deep knowledge of global privacy principles/requirements and their application to the retail sector
  • Ability to form strong relationships with business leaders
  • Exercises good judgment in decision making, able to understand and synthesize complex issues, and support the execution of business strategy
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills, including in person, on the phone and via email
  • Ability to work independently and in a complex matrixed, international environment
  • Highly motivated, self-driven and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent thinking and creative problem solving
  • Desire for continuous learning and professional development
  • Undergraduate Degree, Law Degree an asset but not required
  • IAPP Certification (preferred)    


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