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Data Privacy Process Owner - Managing process over multiple departments (Product/Legal/Client Liaison (Product/Privacy/Contract Compliance)

Location: New York, NY.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. When combined with its strength in performance, creative, and media, Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. With more than 9,600 employees globally, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with over 50 locations worldwide.

Job Description:

We are seeking a professional with contractual/compliance/privacy law experience to liaison between product, legal and product development teams working under the support of the vast global network of Merkle and dentsu international.

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for understanding, planning, and coordinating the product development teams’ implementation of initiatives deemed key to compliance with legal and contractual requirements. 

You Are:

  • Experienced working within Compliance and/or Privacy Law
  • Experienced running internal corporate projects
  • Great with time management
  • Can “manage up” to legal Director, VP, SVP, and C-Level
  • Relentless in your quest for excellence
  • Creative, proactive, productive and deadline-driven
  • Effective in a teaming environment; internally and cross-functionally collaborative
  • Able to speak up confidently and with authority
  • Able to take feedback and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Able to inspire and motivate others
  • Able to keep morale high while keeping your team on task

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Business Owners, Product Managers and Subject Matter Experts, business and technical, to define, analyze, prioritize and refine business requirements into an implementable backlog
  • Represents the legal and contracts teams, as their stakeholders, prioritizing the backlog with their input, to realize their requirements
  • Works with stakeholders to ensure goals, outcomes, requirements, and measures of success are documented in sufficient detail to support the development teams’ delivery
  • Liaises with Product Management and other Product Owners to agree the scope, their contribution to and dependencies for every iteration and approach to delivery
  • Communicates the product vision and backlog to all stakeholders to show the prioritization of key development initiatives
  • Ensures timely delivery of feature/functionality changes and additions needed for legal and contractual compliance, including the creation and update of documentation evidencing compliance
  • Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed to address changes such as requirements, staffing, or funding
  • Communicating with executives or the board to keep the project aligned with their goals
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected Compliance and Privacy Law, subject matter experience
Qualifications:

You Are:

  • Experienced working within Compliance and/or Privacy Law
  • Experienced running internal corporate projects
  • Great with time management
  • Can “manage up” to legal Director, VP, SVP, and C-Level
  • Relentless in your quest for excellence
  • Creative, proactive, productive and deadline-driven
  • Effective in a teaming environment; internally and cross-functionally collaborative
  • Able to speak up confidently and with authority
  • Able to take feedback and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Able to inspire and motivate others
  • Able to keep morale high while keeping your team on task
Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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