Privacy Manager | Cyber Consulting | Dublin or Cork

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Cybersecurity & Privacy

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. We play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

One of Ireland’s biggest consultancy firms to hire a privacy professional to join their market leading team. As the Privacy Consultant you will have or be working towards the Data Privacy qualification and ideally have a legal background.  This is a Mid-level management  role for someone with roughly 5+ years’ experience in the areas of data privacy and data protection (this level of experience is intended as guidance only and does not preclude someone with more or less experience from applying for the role). The ideal candidate will have some consultancy experience working with clients on privacy projects and have shown a clear level of  pragmatism and realism in the  decisions taken. 

Job Description


·   Simultaneously working with multiple client engagements of varying size, scope and complexity

·   Providing advice to clients on data protection, GDPR compliance and other privacy related matters

·   Supporting all aspects of client engagement from scope definition to delivery

·   Conducting scoping meetings and developing tailored solution project plans for clients

·   Oversight of fieldwork including management, guidance and review of junior staff

·   Drafting plans and reports including proposed solutions and recommendations

·   Provides periodic updates to personal data processing activities (Data Maps)

·   Periodically review data maps and identify new IT systems and applications containing personal data; share information with IT Security and Legal to determine appropriate system securitisation measures

·   Supports privacy impact analysis (PIAs) and data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) for applications processing personal data

·   Works with Operations to identify and evaluate new processes involving the control or processing of personal data (third party risk)

·   Collaborates with the Global Data Privacy Office on global data privacy initiatives and projects and supports the development or improvement of tools and processes.

·   Support the development and implementation of the global data privacy program.

·   Responsible for maintaining a log on all Data Subject Requests (“DSR”)

·   Coordinates responses to DSRs within a prescribed timeframe and raises issues as necessary to all relevant parties.

·   Trains on DSRs as appropriate

·   Management of day to day GDPR Inquiries

·   Respond to RFPs regarding data privacy

·   Partners with internal and external clients to support the development and review of policies, procedures, standards and controls to meet existing or emerging requirements

·   Responsible for data privacy incident management, investigation & remediation

·   Support data breach investigations with counsel

·   Assess data privacy training needs for organisation and update data privacy training as appropriate

·   Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments related to data privacy, including public policy, regional data privacy regulation and standards that potentially impact PwCs ability to comply with local data privacy requirements

Key Requirements

·   Bachelor’s degree in business administration, law, finance, accounting, computer science or a related area required

·   Privacy designation CIPP, CIPP/E or CIPM, CISSP, CISM, CCSA or CCSE preferred or a willingness to obtain within a short period 

Key Experience

·   5-7 years of experience with Data Privacy required

·   Demonstrated command of data privacy and related laws and regulations; extensive experience with data privacy legal compliance or counselling

·   Experience or knowledge in data protection laws related to security, protection of sensitive data

·   Experience of leading and influencing clients to adopt the right privacy approach to their business. 

·   Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to

communicate with all levels of management and staff. Multilingual is strongly preferred

·   Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal management, senior personnel at client and peer companies, outside counsel, data privacy regulators, and industry bodies

At PwC, we celebrate talents from all backgrounds and welcome applications from people who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, or who live with other long-term conditions. We want our candidates to have every opportunity to thrive in our recruitment process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with candidates any barriers we can remove, or adjustments we can make to appropriately adapt our process fairly and support them to perform at their best. Please contact us to request any accommodations.

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)

We want you to love every minute of your career. But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavor:

  • A competitive compensation package with a defined career path
  • Paid overtime up to Manager grade
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Subsidised healthcare insurance
  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting you with where, when and how you work for your wellbeing and enabling you to to be productive and balance your working and personal life
  • “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement where you can blend working from home, at the PwC office or client site depending on business, client and team needs
  • “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays
  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services
  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and phenomenal coffee, treats and eats in our newly refurbished food market Plant & Bean
  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training
  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills
  • Training is centered around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels
  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals
  • We’ve over 3,000 people working in PwC Ireland, and we hire over 300 graduates every year along with 300+ experienced hires so there is always lots going on with different societies and social events and you can get involved in as many or as little as you want.
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is really meaningful to us also and last year we were certified by the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark assesses outstanding CSR and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community, and we are one of only 29 companies in Ireland to achieve this.
  • Creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve is hugely important to us and last year we signed up to Elevate - the Inclusive Workplace Pledge. By signing up to this Pledge, PwC have committed to building and supporting a workplace that is equal and representative of all members of Irish society. We are only 1 of 50 companies in Ireland who have signed up.
  • Be Well, Work Well is our name for everything we do to help our people stay well and the support we provide when they need it; helping you perform at your best, at work, at home and everywhere in between. We know that there are many aspects to wellbeing, and so we’re constantly expanding our approach and offerings to our people.

PwC is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability. We are committed to the continued development of the personal and business skills of our employees and you will be treated in a fair and unbiased way and given every encouragement to realise your potential.

Diversity & Inclusion

PwC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to an inclusive culture where you can be yourself, and where differences are celebrated and embraced.

We promote equality and dignity in all aspects of recruitment and employment, and all appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance, competence and ability. We are dedicated to your personal and professional growth and you will be given every encouragement at all stages of your career to realise your full potential. This ethos is embedded at every level of our business.

You can learn more by accessing about how we are driving a culture of belonging at PwC and explore our range of inclusive programmes, initiatives, employee resource groups and more.

We recognise that confidence can sometimes get in your way of applying for a job. So, whatever your path here or however you identify, please don’t hesitate to apply - we would love to hear from you!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin