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Compliance Officer, Data Privacy

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Closing date
21 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.


The role exists within the Enterprise Risk Management Division, as part of the EMEA Compliance team, reporting to the Compliance Officer, Corporate Compliance. This individual will administer and oversee the firm's Global Privacy Programme, including but not limited tothe development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures, daily operations of the programme, monitoring programme compliance, investigation and tracking of incidents and breaches, and ensuring compliance with global laws.

The role requires strong collaborative relationships with other senior stakeholders in the organization, including managers from Human Resources, the Client Group, Information Technology, Legal, Compliance, and Risk and may also interface with external parties as required.

Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

* Acting as the firm's data privacy subject matter expert/spokesperson, both internally and externally;

* Enhancing the global privacy framework;

* Drafting, communicating, and overseeing privacy policies and procedures;

* Assessing privacy-related risks arising from the firm's operations;

* Assisting the business in designing controls for managing privacy compliance;

* Leading incident responses, including data breach preparedness;

* Monitoring the effectiveness of privacy-related risk mitigation and compliance measures;

* Driving privacy-related awareness and training among employees;

* Partnership with the Chief Information Security Officer to ensure alignment between information security and privacy programs;

* Continued assessment and interpretation of new global privacy laws and their applicability.


The successful candidate is likely to have the following qualifications:

* 5+ years' professional experience; financial services industry a plus;

* Experience serving as a Data Privacy Officer or advising companies on privacy program design, implementation, and governance;

* Sound understanding of global data protection laws, including but not limited to GDPR;

* CIPP certification desirable;

* Excellent communication, listening, and writing skills;

* Strong presentation skills; demonstrated ability to present to committee boards and senior management;

* Pragmatic and comfortable working with ambiguity;

* Strong attention to detail and well organized; ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure;

* Ability to think strategically and have vision while also focusing on the details and execution;

* Self-motivated and works well independently; capable of taking initiative without prompting;

* Strong problem solving techniques, including the ability to identify, research and resolve unfamiliar issues and ability to clearly communicate issues to key stakeholders;

* Ability to collaborate across departments with a professional presence; proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong business relationships at all levels within the organization.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .
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