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Data Protection Manager, Europe

Ref R-83589 Location Amsterdam, North Holland

Data Protection Manager, Europe / Based in Amsterdam

The Company:

Assurant, one of the leading providers of mobile device, gadget & automation protection in Europe, serves over 30 million European customers. Its businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance including mobile phone insurance, gadget insurance and extended service contracts through collaborative relationships with mobile network operators, retail banks, electronic goods and household appliance manufacturers and retailers.

As a partner we provide solutions which assist our corporate clients to support their customer engagement, growth and loyalty aspirations. 

The Role:

The Data Protection Manager (“DPM”) is responsible for supporting, maintaining and further implementing the Company Privacy & Data Protection Program within Europe, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and applicable European data protection laws.  The DPM will serve as a subject matter expert on European data protection topics, design and implement policies and procedures, monitor and report on privacy and data protection issues and investigate potential data incidents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the Company’s Global Privacy and Data Protection framework, policies, procedures, and governance model by providing subject matter expertise, knowledge of Assurant and strong project management skills
  • Serve as a subject matter resource and initial point of contact
  • Educate, inform and training Privacy Champions
  • Manage the resolution of issues that have been escalated to the Privacy Office, such as operational issues related to data subject right requests
  • Provide advice and support to enable European business areas to achieve goals and strategies while meeting privacy compliance requirements
  • Manage the collection of privacy metrics and prepare reporting for the International Privacy Officer and Global Privacy Officer & DPO to present to senior management and all lines of business on privacy and data protection issues.
  • Liaise with the lines of business in the investigation and management of potential breaches/instances of non-compliance to support prompt and accurate reporting as necessary
  • In coordination with Training, develop and deliver privacy communications and training
  • Assist in reviewing data flows and developing Data Protection Impact Assessments.
  • Monitor compliance with applicable data protection regulations and Company policies and procedures
  • Support record-keeping activities required by GDPR and/or corporate policies
  • Ability to translate applicable privacy requirements into business requirements and controls
  • Participate in external and internal audits, as assigned
  • Other projects, as assigned

Role Requirements:

  • College degree and 5 years minimum of privacy work experience
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Strong experience implementing privacy and data protection programs
  • Strong understanding of privacy program management and European privacy laws and regulations (such as GDPR), as well as any implementing rules, codes and guidance
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • Proficiency in English required
  • Educated to GCSE level

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader

Assurant is a fast paced organisation that has large growth plans. This role will not only provide you with excellent career progression but will let you be part of the success story

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The United Kingdom

Assurant’s European head office in Crewe is home to over 900 employees.

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Aix-en-Provence – Assurant Parc Cezanne: 380 Ave d’Archimede, Aix-en-provence, 13100, France

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Assurant’s Italian headquarters is situated in front of the Cadorna railway station, with a convenient journey to Malpensa airport.

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Assurant's office in Spain is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, a charming city close to Madrid with easy transport links by train, car and bus (from Moncloa or Aluche).

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Assurant’s German headquarters is located in the burgeoning business area of Lyiner Quartier in Frankfurt.

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Located in the South East of Amsterdam, Assurant’s Netherlands office is convenient to public transport; just a 5-minute walk from the bus, train and Holendrecht Metro station.

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Meet Our People

There is a reason that I am still loving life at Assurant after 15 years, thanks to the fast pace and constant support it always feels like you are learning. I have come to see those I work with as good friends and there is a real family vibe to the environment. Its definitely challenging at times but everyone contributes to making it a fun and rewarding environment no matter what role you are in. Joanna Marsh Operations Manager
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Working at Assurant in the Amsterdam office is working in a diverse and international environment where I am challenged everyday to develop myself and my professional skills. Marcel Kröpfl Senior Customer Service Associate
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