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Together we go beyond. 

The Avanade GRC Data Protection Lead will act as the Avanade representative within Data Protection Officer (DPO) Network and in that capacity will within Avanade, guided by the Accenture Global Data Protection Officer (DPO), help oversee data privacy compliance, support the implementation of privacy program elements, collaborate on privacy operationally, including IRR’s and reviews DPIAs.

The major responsibilities of the role are:  
    • To develop a knowledge and understanding of data privacy laws applicable within Avanade.
    • To act as lead subject matter expert within the DPO Network especially related to Avanade-specific business activities to identify inherent data privacy risk and required privacy reviews or assessment. 
    • To escalate significant data privacy risks and report on issues to the DPO in accordance with specified criteria from time to time.  
    • To determine applicability and oversee implementation of controls within Avanade in accordance with the guidance of the DPO to mitigate data privacy risk. 
    • To undertake periodic monitoring of data privacy controls, following a risk-based approach. 
    • To drive engagement and awareness of data privacy requirements within Avanade through training and communications. 
    • To implement, manage and collaborate on requirements according to ISO27701 in relation to Accenture’s Data Privacy Management System (DPMS). 
Essential functions of this role include, but are not limited to: 
  • Actively contribute to information security and data privacy policies & standards, control objectives and program investments to maintain compliance with regulatory, contractual, and internal requirements.
  • Support, communicate, and assist in deployment of data privacy processes and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and interpret laws and regulatory requirements related to information protection and develop and implement appropriate processes to keep compliance and reduce legal liabilities.
  • Drive the identification and maintenance of information security and data privacy control objectives.
  • Assist with the management of information security and data privacy activities.
  • Provide expertise and guidance around security and primarily data privacy issues and recommend solutions to mitigate and eliminate compliance risks.
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or compensating military experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of IT, compliance, data privacy or audit experience. 
  • Extensive experience working with information security and data privacy regulations.
  • Excellent proficiency with the English language (written and verbal).
Position Criteria:
Take initiative delivering timely results and supporting multiple tasks and projects of varying scope and scale.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (O365) products e.g., Word, Excel, Power BI, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.
  • Ability to conduct effective root cause analysis and develop workable remediation strategies.
  • Willingness to share knowledge/expertise and assist others supporting common goals and strategies.
  • Ability to handle ambiguous situations and execute upon a direction.
  • Exhibit team building, team participation, and a growth mindset.
  • Present to various levels within the organization in a concise and organized manner (from managers to executive/Leadership).
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience with and/or configuration of the OneTrust Data Mapping and Assessment module.
  • Deep understanding of data privacy and protection standards, preferably worked in a similar role in a multi-national company, security, and legal background a plus. 
  • Hold or willing to obtain industry recognized certification such as Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified GRC Professional (GRCP), OneTrust Certified Professional, CISSP, CIPP/E, CIPM, or CISM.

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