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Privacy Program Manager

Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Closes: 7 May 2021
Dublin, Ireland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -523699128

Facebook strives to respect the rights of its users and ensure that their data is used in a legal and authorized manner. Understanding that there is limitless potential for the use of personal data, Facebook is committed to the development of an industry leading Global Privacy Team that is ready to take on the challenge of safeguarding and preserving the privacy choices of every individual user. As part of Facebook's Central Privacy Program, we have a European Data Protection Program (EDPP) focused on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Data Protection Program is chartered to operate, manage and monitor General Data Protection Program (GDPR) relevant processes to ensure regulatory compliance. This role is responsible for leading program management of the European Data Protection Program team starting with the integration of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the build out of the European Data Protection Program team. Your work will help support our mission to honor people's privacy in everything Facebook does. In this role, you will partner with product, business, and legal teams across the company to develop deep insights into the mechanics of how teams incorporate privacy-by-design into business operations and product lifecycles. The ideal person will exhibit leadership, persistence, patience, attention to detail, be self-motivated, and have a collaborative, positive attitude with the goal to ascertain the operating effectiveness of the key privacy controls and overall company wide program.This is a full-time position that will be based at our International headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Privacy Program Manager Responsibilities

  • Interpret relevant regulations and understand how to adapt to these changes through the implementation of internal controls and create a supporting roadmap to deploy company-wide scalable solutions

  • Integrate and synthesize information from multiple teams, including legal and policy domain knowledge, in order to analyze complex issues, mitigate risks and solve problems

  • Become a trusted partner working cross-functionally with the office of the Data Protection Officer (oDPO) and Facebook Ireland (FIL) to document, gather requirements, and drive teams to closure

  • Lead multiple initiatives or projects to execute against project plans and compliance objectives

  • Display effective organization skills and manage multiple and competing priorities

  • Demonstrate data analytical skills and the ability to work with attention to detail, maintaining a high bar of consistency, accuracy, and quality

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and ensure user privacy is not compromised

  • Make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-release

  • Clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Be motivated by the opportunity to solve privacy problems within a compliance, operations environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in project management roles within the technology or professional services industries in the area of data privacy, risk management, and security

  • 3 + years experience in Audit and or implementation of controls frameworks and reporting metrics to track results

  • 3+ years experience working in a technical environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program Management experience on multiple large-scale products and systems that impact the organization's trajectory with a track record of delivering business value using technology solutions in high-tech ops and compliance space

  • Knowledge of the compliance and regulatory landscape and trends impacting technology companies (including GDPR)

  • Demonstrated sharp attention to detail in executing and reviewing work products to ensure the highest quality deliverables in the allotted time frame

  • Experience for automation, with experience getting things done and overcome obstacles

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Risk Management, Business or related experience in Compliance/Regulatory Operations

  • Industry certifications relating to security, privacy, and risk management, such as CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT or Information security certifications such as CISM, CISSP, CISA, and CRISC


About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

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