Data Privacy and Protection Specialist/Manager
HR Genie
Sandton, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our client, a global technology organization is seeking a Data Privacy and Protection Manager to join their team in Johannesburg.

They offer an excellent working environment, international travel, excellent benefits, a competitive salary, stability and growth.


The Services Data Privacy and Protection Manager, reporting into the Group Vice President Data Privacy and Protection, will be responsible for supporting the effective implementation and oversight of the DPP program in our products, services and solutions.

The Services Data Privacy and Protection Manager will work closely with stakeholders in each of our divisions to ensure that appropriate controls, across people, process and technology, are put in place to support compliance with data protection laws and regulations, industry standards and our clients global DPP policies

Key Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Supporting the Group Vice President Data Privacy and Protection in establishing and overseeing the data privacy and protection program in our clients products, services and solutions, including identifying emerging risks, defining appropriate policies and processes, performing data protection impact assessments and embedding data protection by design, creating go-to-market collateral and engaging with clients on data privacy and protection matters, and preparing executive and management reports
  • Working closely with the Service divisions to embed data protection by design and by default in all our products, services and solutions
  • Working closely with the legal team to ensure that terms of service and data processing agreements accurately reflect the technical and organizational measures in place for our products, services and solutions
  • Supporting the Service divisions to document their record of processing and data flows and identify cross-border transfers of personal data for our clients products, services and solutions
  • Advising the business on its data protection obligations in respect of the policies, processes and technologies that support our products, services and solutions
  • Monitoring developments in global data protections laws and regulations, understanding the impact for our client and putting in place appropriate mechanisms to support compliance
  • Providing guidance, training and awareness to key stakeholders on data privacy and protection
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the data privacy and protection program and achievement of control objectives across our products, services and solutions
  • Maintaining your technical expertise by keeping abreast of developments in data privacy and protection, participating in industry forums and undertaking continual training and development
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and high levels of attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, including the ability to assess risk and impact from a data privacy and protection perspective
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of data protection by design practices and the implementation of data protection by design in technology solutions
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic and risk-based approach to data privacy and protection
  • Excellent leadership, creativity, presentation, writing and collaboration skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including leadership and no-leadership) and negotiation skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, function and deliver effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently and productively with minimal supervision
  • Proactive in approach with high levels of motivation, being a self-starter with good planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrates strong stakeholder engagement skills coupled with the ability to conduct presentations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Positive role model, demonstrating the ability to coach, inspire and mentor others
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to critically assess technology solutions to identify potential data protection gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage competing tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Experience managing complex projects and working alongside cross-functional teams
  • Firm grasp of data privacy and protection concerns, best practices and industry standards relating to telecommunications and cloud technologies, as well as emerging technologies such as machine learning, big data and IoT
  • Deep knowledge of global data protection laws and regulations including the GDPR and HIPAA
  • Operates with a high degree of integrity
  • Academic Qualifications and Certifications :

  • Bachelor''s degree
  • CISM, CRISC, CISA, or other relevant certifications (preferred)
  • Required Experience :

  • 5+ years'' relevant work experience in data privacy and protection program management, processes, practices, technologies, risk management, audit or compliance
  • Track record of advising on complex data protection matters with practical advice
  • Experience in risk management activities and practices (preferred)
  • Experience in cyber security management and control (preferred)
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