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Director, Privacy (CORPORATION)

ANYWHERE, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire
TRU is representing a leader in global entertainment seeking to add a strong Director, Privacy to its thriving team. The Director must possess superior experience managing people on privacy teams, will plan and create frameworks for projects dealing with complex use cases, will be heavily client-facing, and must be comfortable with interfacing with executives in a global organization. A consulting background is helpful, as is expertise working in a heavily consumer focused industry. This is an exciting role for a natural privacy leader who is excited to be a creative problem-solver and work in a fast-paced environment. Resumes to [email protected].

Job Summary:
  • Reporting to the company’s VP Privacy Compliance Operations & Projects, the Director, Privacy is a trusted leader who drives strategic data priorities, project execution, enterprise collaboration, and is a subject matter expert on all aspects of consumer data use. The Director will draw on experience and expertise across AdTech, Ad Sales, identity, data use, and platforms to execute initiatives across the enterprise, and advise the Chief Privacy Officer and other senior stakeholders on strategic priorities related to privacy, consumer data, and use of first party data across the company.
  • The role will partner with teams across Legal, Technology, Business, and Brand teams (with a focus on AdTech/AdSales) and develop a high performing team of privacy professionals skilled in understanding and resolving complex data issues. Business stakeholders are senior executive level decision makers for a variety of business-critical initiatives, and so the ideal candidate for this role will have the requisite gravitas and personal impact to interact at all levels of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead strategic projects
  • Accountable for the success of strategic data projects across Privacy & Data Strategy for all of the company, focusing on achievement of project goals, effective use of resources, and high-quality deliverables
  • Sets project goals and strategy, serves as an escalation point for leadership teams, and communicates status to executive level stakeholders
  • Supports initiatives led outside of legal (technology, business), ensuring the achievement of privacy COE goals
  • Coordinates with technology partners to develop technical requirements and aligns delivery roadmaps
  • Advises consumer data businesses and brands
  • Acts as a strategic partner to the consumer privacy attorney team to enable business critical data initiatives including direct to consumer products (e.g., CTV, games, mobile apps)
  • Provides subject matter expertise on how brands work with major technology vendors, including managing the impact of significant industry changes e.g., IDFA/Cookie deprecation
  • Understands and articulates business and legal requirements, helping businesses and attorneys to design solutions that meet business goals with an appropriate level of risk
  • Oversees the brand support function which acts as a central point of coordination for all communications, tracking, and implementation of privacy projects at the brand level
  • Drives definition of enterprise strategic priorities
  • Defines and executes projects to address strategic enterprise data challenges e.g., unified consent framework
  • Enables enterprise-wide decision making through highly coordinated stakeholder engagement and effective executive forums
  • Runs effective workshops as needed to drive strategic decisions and alignment
  • Builds a high performing team
  • Direct oversight of over three resources, and the capability to lead project organizations of over 15 matrixed resources
  • Harmonizes processes globally wherever possible, breaking down silos in legacy divisions and regions
  • Drives high quality work product across the COE, and realizes efficiencies from transfer of work from attorneys to privacy professionals or technology partners
  • Represents VP Privacy Compliance & Projects on diverse forums
Qualifications:
  • BA Required, Master’s degree Preferred
  • Some years of professional experience in strategic data operations at any of the following: global entertainment company, data driven technology or media company, top tier management consulting firm, investment bank/VC/PE
  • Experience defining strategic data priorities and executing priorities through oversight of projects of more than 15 resources
  • Able to quickly build relationships across enterprise teams at all levels
  • Experience leading operational teams
  • Privacy compliance experience, working with key regulations (GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
  • Knowledge of advertising industry standards, vendors, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of data platforms/environments in the entertainment/telecom sectors
  • Understanding of technology related to establish, track, and connect identities across many businesses
  • Experience of entertainment businesses preferred: TV, Features, Games, Home Entertainment, Theatrical; Distribution and Production
Job Requirements:
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, able to quickly build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Capable communicator (written and verbal) who regularly presents in front of senior leadership
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, but also get into details to provide a credible opinion on complex subject matter
  • Ability to thrive and take initiative in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Proven ability to persuade, build consensus, and work on a collaborative team with all levels of management, internally and externally
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced presentation, facilitation, and MS Office skills
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