Director, Global Privacy Program Management and Special Projects

Director, Global Privacy Program Management and Special Projects

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Western Union is changing. Yes, we're the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we're on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved - billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today's global consumers and businesses. So if you're looking for a company on the move - and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet - then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking an experienced attorney as Director, Global Privacy Program Management and Special Projects based at Western Union's global headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.

In this role, you will assist the Chief Privacy Officer with building, implementing, updating and maintaining a world class global privacy program. You will be assisting in the development of strategies and training materials, and advocating for and maintaining a global privacy governance structure. You will also be serving as a privacy advocate with the business units and preparing and delivering various privacy presentations to business and function leaders.

  • Law degree from ABA accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to practice law in at least one state
  • 5-7 years privacy law experience preferred, preferably with at least 3 years as in-house counsel working on global privacy issues
  • CIPP/CIPT/CIPM Certification or similar strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US and non US privacy laws and regulations (EU, North and South America and Australia)
  • Knowledge of GDPR strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confident presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage direct reports, drive cross-functional projects and project teams
  • Ability to manage complex, long-term initiatives
  • Ability to influence and challenge business partners in a constructive and persuasive manner
  • Ability to arrive at creative solutions
  • Ability to distill privacy concepts and requirements into clear recommendations for business partners
  • Strong MS Office Suite skills necessary especially MS PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required, including international travel

With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most, Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. WU offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. We take pride in being close to our consumers. Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our consumers' neighborhoods. As a result, our Agents and employees are more like ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are as a company and reflect the WU behaviors: Inspired. Connected. Driven. Game-Changer. Responsible. EOE/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category.