Senior Privacy Analyst

Ref#: 26952

Function: IT

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

Reporting directly to the VP, Data Privacy & Compliance, this role provides support to management for overall global privacy compliance related activities such as development and implementation of policies and procedures, organizational privacy training, oversight of privacy compliance program, M&A privacy due diligence and monitoring privacy incidents.

You are great at:

• Research global data protection laws and ensure are policies and procedures are in line;
• Assist in preparation of reports and presentations on compliance with global data protection legislation and regulations;
• Prepare a variety of correspondence including letters, reports, statistics, summaries and checklists to support the privacy processes;
• Support with the creation and administration of processes for investigating and acting on privacy complaints/incidents;
• Assisting in the development of metrics and dashboards that support privacy policy and GDPR standards;
• Assist with development of ongoing privacy training to the workforce;
• Support and coordinate activities that foster information privacy awareness within the organization;
• Participating in gap assessment, compliance readiness, and compliance monitoring activities;
• Collaborating cross-functionally with technology and business stakeholders to drive, track, and resolve all aspects of privacy compliance readiness and procedures that ensure effective privacy practices for M&A;
• Interfacing with external auditors to facilitate privacy audits;
• Participating in continuous improvement initiatives;
• Review remediation plan for privacy risks to confirm sufficiency to address the risk.

What it takes:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, IT or related vocations;
• 2 to 5 years’ experience in administrator role with experience in a related area such as Information Security, Compliance, Privacy, Audit or Risk Management;
• Strong knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), laws, and emerging legislation;
• Understanding of security controls, privacy, risk management framework and compliance models is a must;
• Experience with at least one of the following compliance programs – SOC2 Privacy, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, PCI, HIPAA;
• Familiar with Information Security principles, knowledge of IT processes (e.g. Change Management, Incident Management, Risk Management, Network and System Administration);
• Industry standard certifications (CIPM, CIPP/E, CHPS, CIPM, CIPP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISSMP, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer/Auditor, PMI) a plus;
• Experience with tracking and execution of privacy incidents;
• Proficient computer skills including, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, records management classification system and email;
• Big four audit firm experience a plus;
• Experience working collaboratively and effectively with cross-functional teams;
• Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and seek for clarity independently, work effectively with remote, global teams in multiple time zones;
• Proven ability to work under pressure in order to meet frequent deadlines;
• Ability to collect, collate and organize information with demonstrated attention to detail;
• Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to take initiative and work independently;
• Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy of results;
• Demonstrated strength in working in a high change environment.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com.

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