Senior Privacy Officer, Listed MNC (Min 6 years of experience)

Job Title: Senior Privacy Officer, Listed MNC (Min 6 years of experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD100,000-SGD120,000
Reference: EC/SPO/RE/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 28, 2021 10:12

Job Description

  • Newly created role
  • Country and group (global) scope
  • Highly visible role

Our client, an MNC with assets and operations that span across the globe, is looking to fill a newly created Senior Privacy Officer role. Reporting into the Group Head of Data Protection, this is a highly visible role with scope that covers both country and group (global) level.

As the Senior Privacy Officer, the successful candidate will be given the remit to support on data privacy and protection matters across the group. Key responsibilities will include managing the group’s data privacy compliance framework, drive global projects related to Data Privacy and Protection topics, manage all regulatory concerns (data privacy related) and provide advice and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders on data privacy related matters.

You are a degree qualified professional with legal, compliance or audit background with expert knowledge and in-depth understanding of data privacy laws and regulations (i.e., GDPR). With at least 6 years of experience, you have direct experience in implementing and reviewing data privacy programmes/framework/policies at the group level (experienced at a regional or global level). Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills are also critical to be successful in the role.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Ensure group compliance to data privacy laws and regulations globally
  • Implement data privacy framework/policies and processes at the group level and provide global oversight
  • Maintain and monitor data protection policies and compliance
  • Provide advice, training, and guidance on data protection related topics to local privacy managers and teams
  • Kept abreast of developments in data privacy laws and ensure policies and up to date and compliant
  • Drive and foster a strong data protection culture across the group
  • Support data incident responses and data breach notification processes
  • Provide support to Group Head of Data protection in providing regular updates to Board of Directors, Management Committee, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., Risk Committees) on the group’s data protection compliance programmes.

Key Requirements 

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in law, Accountancy, or other relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Legal/Bar qualification a plus but not a must
  • Strong understanding and expert knowledge in data privacy related topics
  • Min 6 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong team player and proven management capabilities


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