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Data Protection Manager

Location: Lincs
Term: Permanent
Salary: £40-50k
Reference No: ARBSDPM

Data Protection Manager: retail sector - Job Purpose: Establish, build, lead and manage the day to day activities of Data Protection & Information Governance to ensure ongoing compliance with current and future data protection regulations, and industry good practice.

Report directly to the Financial Controller, the Data Protection Manager will be responsible for defining the Data Protection strategy & improving the information governance framework. This will involve working proactively with the DPO, the IT Security function and wider business to implement a culture of data protection, including development of the ongoing internal training programme, and business process improvement.

Job Knowledge:
• Previous experience within Data Protection compliance field, able to demonstrate strong understanding of upcoming GDPR and PECR legislation
• Commercial background, able to assess business risk appetite vs compliance
• Monitoring changes in Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations to ensure company adoption and compliance
• Strong understanding of risk management practices and their application
• Serve as subject matter expert on all Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations
• Excellent communication skills - confident and articulate communicator liaising with both internal and external stakeholders
• Building effective relationships
• Ability to work pro-actively, be results oriented, self-driven and to work independently
• Reporting and presentation skills for communicating Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders and senior management
• Good general IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Preferable Experience:

• Experience of the Retail sector
• Recognised qualifications in Data Protection (such as CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM)

Personal Attributes:

• Objective and willing to challenge the status quo
• High degree of self-motivation, self-discipline and enthusiasm to succeed
• Self-starter and results orientated
• Strong degree of ownership & accountability
• Excellent attention to detail & persuasive writing skills
• Ability to inspire trust, influence others, promote collaboration and intra team working
• Ability to manage multiple priorities

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