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Data Protection (GDPR) Manager Amsterdam Netherlands

Data Protection (GDPR) Manager

Radarweg | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands | 1043 NT

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and , Fontem US in Charlotte  with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing. 

The role

The Data Protection Manager is responsible for ensuring Fontem’s business meets its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and for fostering a culture of compliance with Imperial’s Privacy by Design principles.

Reporting to Group Privacy Counsel, the Data Protection Manager is the business leader within Fontem driving compliance, monitoring adherence to policies and standards, and acting as the main point of contact with relevant EU data protection regulators and internal teams on data protection matters.

Key accountabilities

Framework

  • Own the framework for delivering data protection compliance within Fontem:
  • Lead Fontem’s network of functional DP Champions
  • Assist the Group Privacy Counsel in maintaining an engaged and well-informed network of DP Leads in global entities for which Fontem acts as data processor
  • Inform DP Leads in global legal entities about the eco-system and any changes to it affecting consumer privacy and their DP rights

 

Risk Management

  • Develop (where necessary) and keep under review Fontem’s policies, procedures and documentation relating to the processing of personal data
  • Identify and communicate to Group Privacy Counsel global actions to meet GDPR requirements
  • Liaise with Imperial’s innovations division (Nerudia), where product development involves new or changes use of personal data
  • Liaise with Digital, Marketing and IT teams on new projects, especially where they relate to consumer data, and on emerging technologies and their privacy implications
  • Monitor changes in regulatory, political and commercial environment, assessing their relevance to Fontem’s data protection compliance
  • Advise Fontem’s DP Champions on approaches to data protection risk
  • Review and verify Data Protection Impact Assessments and other risk assessments performed by DP Champions and project teams where necessary
  • Participate as the DP and privacy expert in Fontem’s strategically important projects teams, including the Connectivity Programme

 

Compliance Activities

  • Responsibility for maintaining Article 30 Data Processing Records as Data Controller and Processor (for Group activities)
  • Supervise use of the Data Processing Records Management tool by the functional DP Champions
  • Provide advice in relation to supplier due diligence and Data Processing Agreements
  • Carry out and maintain the currency of Data Protection Impact Assessments for Fontem’s strategically important projects, including the Connectivity Programme
  • Operate Breach Management process, providing guidance, training and reporting as appropriate
  • Maintain intra-company Data Sharing Agreements
  • Provide advice and guidance on responses to data subjects’ rights
  • Provide refresher data protection training to key groups

 

Legal

  • Review and advise on commercial supplier services agreements alongside the Data Processing Agreements

 

Reporting

  • Engage with data protection regulators where necessary
  • Report to Group Privacy Counsel on data protection risk level and compliance activities and data protection KPIs.

 

Monitoring

  • Evaluate effectiveness of Fontem’s data protection risk management and recommend changes where necessary
  • Review Group Controls Matrix self-assessment results and work with functions to ensure data protection approaches are effective
  • Prepare statistics on data protection KPIs, and identify learnings and recommended actions
  • Review and identify actions for responding to internal and external audit findings

Skills & experience

  • Expert knowledge of GDPR
  • Knowledge of Dutch data protection law
  • Familiarity with information and cyber security risk
  • Experience of delivering compliance activities
  • Highly professional with ability to handle confidential information, remain impartial and act with integrity to report non-compliances
  • Strong communications skills to deal with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior management and regulators
  • Analytical and able to think strategically to evaluate the implications of internal and external change on Imperial’s data protection risk and the steps required to mitigate it

Desirable: 

  • Familiarity with information security standards
  • Ability to review commercial services agreements as they apply to personal data

Languages: English and Dutch

Next steps

If you’d like to apply for this position or find out more about the role then please apply below and someone from the Recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

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