Data Protection/Compliance Officer
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B) is a global organization, operating three distinct businesses in juvenile products, bicycles and home products. Dorel's strength lies in the diversity, innovation and quality of its products as well as the superiority of its brands. Dorel Juvenile’s powerfully branded products include global brands Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Safety 1st, Bébé Confort, Cosco and Infanti. Dorel Sports brands include Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI. Dorel Home, with its comprehensive e-commerce platform, markets a wide assortment of domestically produced and imported furniture. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs approximately 10,000 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in Europe. Dorel does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status for this position.
The primary role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that the organization processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals (also referred to as data subjects) in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.
- Registered Data Privacy Officer (DPO) for European countries and one-stop-shop for European Data Protection Authorities (DPA);
- Ensure that controllers and data subjects are informed about their data protection rights, obligations and responsibilities and raise awareness about them;
- Give advice and recommendations to the institution about the interpretation or application of the data protection rules;
- Design and develop privacy training or awareness programs, including train-the-trainer sessions for internal stakeholders whenever applicable;
- Create a register of processing operations within the institution and notify the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) those that present specific risks (so-called prior checks);
- Ensure data protection compliance within her institution and help the latter to be accountable in this respect;
- Handle queries or complaints on request by the institution, the controller, other person(s), or on her own initiative;
- Cooperate with the EDPS (responding to his requests about investigations, complaint handling, inspections conducted by the EDPS).
In addition to the DPO role, the candidate will be required to liaise with internal audit and stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities, and recommends solutions to enable the organization to meet its goals. The activities in relation to that include:
- Interpret the risk based implications of audit findings and communicate recommendations to various levels of management clearly and effectively, both in oral and written forms;
- Perform follow-up procedures on management commitments to mitigate risks and to verify that the risk has been timely mitigated;
- Serve as advisor to management on internal controls impacted / affected by information systems through involvement in projects;
- Manage compliance queries, follow-up and ensure resolution in a timely manner. If required, challenge responses and follow-up to resolution;
- Promote ongoing process improvement through development, monitoring and review of processes, policy standards, and operating guidelines.
- Generally 6-8 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or B.S./B.A. in computer science, engineering, information systems, math, business and/or related data protection field.
- Familiarity with information security, internal audit, compliance and IT management standards (e.g. COSO, COBIT, ISO27001).
- Hold (or in the process of obtaining) a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology (CIPP/IT) certification;
- Foreign language skills and other professional certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM) is an asset.
- Ability to work independently and to understand complex information systems, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with minimal or no supervision;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including negotiation, conflict resolution and ability to build working relationships;
- Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Integrity, initiative, perseverance, discretion and ability to assert himself/herself in difficult circumstances, interest in data protection and motivation to be a DPO;
- 20-40% travel to Dorel’s international and domestic locations required.
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