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Data Protection Officer - Europe - via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

The purpose of the role is to ensure that the Privacy strategy, including policies, processes and procedures, is in place across the EU entities supporting, maintaining and further implementing the Enterprise Privacy & Data Protection Program, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and applicable European data protection laws.
  • To inform and monitor the EU entities and all employees of their obligations
  • Act as a Data Protection Officer

About our client:
A global insurance company

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • To inform and monitor the EU entities and all employees of their obligations and compliance under the GDPR data protection provisions.
  • To perform data protection impact assessments.
  • To lead the liaison, and cooperate, with the data protection supervisory authorities.
  • To act as the focal point for the data protection supervisory authorities on matters relating to the processing of personal data and other matters, where appropriate
  • Give advice and recommendations to the EU entities about the interpretation or application of the data protection rules
  • Create a register of processing operations within the EU entities and notify the relevant EU governance forums and, if appropriate, supervisory authorities of any that present specific risks
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the EU entities Global Privacy and Data Protection framework, policies, procedures, and governance model by providing subject matter expertise.
  • Lead the management of the resolution of issues that have been escalated to the Privacy Office, such as operational issues related to data subject right requests.


  • Degree level education and 5 years minimum of privacy work experience
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work in within a matrix organisation
  • Strong experience implementing privacy and data protection programmes
  • Expert level understanding of privacy program management and European privacy laws and regulations (such as GDPR), ability to apply the rules as well as implementing rules, codes and guidance
  • Strong advisory skills, including influencing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills, including ability to lead multiple work streams in a resource-constrained environment
  • Demonstrated ability of applying privacy requirements to practical use cases beyond policy formulation and compliance
  • Strong communication skills and ability to develop excellent professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Supervisory Authorities) - demonstrating excellent emotional intelligence
  • Ability to draft, implement and maintain internal and external privacy notices, policies, procedures and other guidance documents
  • Proficient in MS suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • English language is essential, Dutch language is a strong preference

Our Offer:
An interesting opportunity with a competitive salary package


Information and application:


To fulfil this vacancy this organization is working together with Michael Page Risk & Compliance.

Please send your application for Data Protection Officer - Europe at this organization in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job code:
Job posted
06 januari 2021
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More information:
Elleke Jonker
Recruitment Consultant risk and compliance
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