Job Category: Corporate Communications & Public Policy
Job Title: Project Manager
Duties: We are looking for a Privacy Programme Manager to join our team, working on the ODPOs Bi-annual privacy programme. Reporting to the Director, Data Governance as part of the Office of the Data Protection Officer, this position will support the members of the ODPO Advisory team in planning, developing and implementing privacy projects under the ODPO's Charter and Bi-Annual Plan. This is a key role within a dynamic environment as it will provide support, focus and drive the team in a coordinated way to achieving its programme goals and facilitate task assignment across the Facebook family of products and services.
You will deliver our privacy programme across Ireland, handling strategic implementation from Privacy By Design through to full governance. You will take control of the various work streams, focusing in on the areas which need more attention to hit their deliverables, across all disciplines and pull the strands together to help the ODPO to build on existing progress. You will address the operational challenges for such a project with crafted solutions which are fit for purpose and identify significant areas of added value beyond privacy. You will identify key areas of common ground for cross functional teams, aiming to build on existing goodwill for the programme.
You will be responsible for administering the strategic delivery plan, associated business cases and programme management. This role will entail collaborating with a large multi-disciplined team of professionals whilst setting and monitoring key performance objectives, maintaining excellent communications and strong engagement with teams in various locations and disciplines, including third parties and other key stakeholders.
Building out the individual project plans within the Bi-Annual programme and gaining endorsement of the defined target outcomes
Utilising professional good governance techniques to ensure that projects are managed within the time, quality and cost parameters set by stakeholders
Ensuring the project is managed in accordance with the company's change governance practice. To that end, proactively manage the control processes including task planning, cost tracking/forecasting, risk/issues, change control, interdependencies, stakeholder management and status reporting
To develop relationships across the functions and organisation in order to manage programme interfaces and ultimately the handover to the operational owners of intended change
To create and deliver programme communications for multiple audiences with different needs. That is, transforming technical concepts/language into content which will be understood by different audiences from front line colleagues to leaders for the purposes of status reporting or business readiness
To be able to facilitate workshops/forums with multiple stakeholders (from different areas of the organisation) in order to progress project activities.
Skills: Your experience will include:
Experience in managing large scale privacy transformation projects, preferably in the legal, compliance or risk sector
Understanding of privacy and data protection requirements and controls is a significant plus
Experience in working with offshore teams
Proven ability in delivering change projects from initiation to business handover
Experience in designing presentations on complex topics to employees, clients and senior stakeholders
Experience of having worked in complex environments whereby good governance, clarity and composure resulted in realising the business objectives
Experience of working with teams virtually and across multiple time zones
Agile methodology qualification advantageous
Significant experience in use of Microsoft Office and Google application suites. Experience of using collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online will be advantageous
Excellent knowledge and understanding of project and management processes.
Have managed multi-disciplinary projects within Europe or internationally
Plan and control work, chair and minute meetings and manage the flow of information on a day to day basis.
Develop a project programme and monitor it
Positively influence the management of privacy by design activities and the principles of good data governance
Understand the procurement process and the influence of client requirements.
Understand the importance of scope management and ability to manage a change control process on a day to day basis.
Understand and apply the principles of risk and value management and use risk and value based thinking to make project level decisions
Experience of large-scale change programmes within a fast-paced, high profile environment.
Project Management Qualification (either academic, professional or both) desirable
Degree qualification (or equivalent) desirable, systems or other relevant subject strongly preferred.
Skills and Experience:
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree