Lead, Privacy Compliance

Guardian Life Insurance Company

As Lead Privacy Compliance Manager, you will manage the day-to-day operations of Guardian’s Privacy Compliance Program, overseeing resources necessary to safeguard Guardian privacy information through the enforcement of Guardian’s privacy policies and procedures. You will be a central and critical role to the direction of privacy incident management, through the direct management and handling of suspected privacy incidents, in conjunction with the Privacy, Data Strategy and Security practice group, business-area Privacy Liaisons, and other internal and external stakeholders, as necessary.

You will also ensure the appropriate escalation of and clarify privacy-related deliverables throughout the enterprise, including regular engagement with Guardian’s senior management depending upon the nature of a given privacy incident. The ability to influence and drive proactive partnership in a changing business environment is critical. You will develop cross-business connections, provide industry perspective and best practices guidance while considering long-term outcomes and the needs of partners/clients when providing advice.

You will

Plan and manage preparation of relevant Privacy Program reports, metrics, and briefings to senior management.
Participate in privacy forums, build partnerships internally across Guardian, and help ensure that the protection of privacy is embedded in Guardian’s fundamental business practices and policies.
Provide support to business-areas, including Business-Area Privacy Liaisons, on privacy strategies and approaches to implement in their organizations.
Assist in driving cross-functional engagement across the enterprise, including among senior leadership, to promote the protection of privacy.
Manage and oversee the process that supports the tracking of and response to privacy incidents across the company, ensuring the actions taken are consistent with company standards, policies, and procedures, as well as applicable law. This will include:
Triage and analysis of suspected privacy incidents reported to the privacy team to ensure appropriate and immediate response.
Oversee complex in-depth investigations of privacy incidents.
Assist with breach notification efforts including coordination with outside resources.
Maintain database(s) of privacy incidents.
Support executive-level information incident response team, which will include coordinating training to ensure readiness, as well as managing execution of incident response in accordance with Guardian’s Privacy Incident Response Plan.
Function as a primary interface and escalation point between the Privacy, Data Strategy and Security practice group and business unit Privacy Liaisons who are responsible for assisting in management of the Privacy Program at the business level and ongoing compliance with existing privacy regulations and laws.
Represent the Privacy, Data Strategy and Security practice group as a key advisor to stakeholders to establish, inform, and maintain company-wide privacy policies.
Lead the development, rollout and management of privacy compliance assessments, privacy impact assessments and data inventory updates.
Provide effective, prompt privacy compliance advice and support business units in operationalizing privacy compliance, rectifying problems, and responding to emerging challenges.
Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
Manage and oversee enterprise rollout of annual privacy training.
Manage and respond to data subject rights requests and customer privacy preferences.
Reporting Relationships

•You will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Privacy who reports to the Associate General Counsel, Privacy, Data Strategy & Security, Intellectual Property practice group.

You have Minimum of 4+ years of experience in the various privacy disciplines (e.g., policy, compliance, incident response, information security, training, and awareness, etc.) gained in insurance and/or financial services positions.
4 Year College Degree required – Masters or Advanced Degree a plus.
Experience with developing and implementing privacy programs, including interaction with executives, adversaries, and regulatory personnel.
Knowledge of privacy laws and regulations.
Ability to address complex and challenging issues and communicate effectively with business leaders at all levels to optimize risk management, productivity, and communication.
Ability to work in a dynamic, hands-on, fast-paced environment and respond to questions from business areas and a complex subsidiary organization.
Respect for diversity and ideas of others, willingness to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment and motivation skills are required.
Demonstrated leadership ability in an organizational setting, corporation integrity and strong interpersonal skills are essential to success.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent analytical ability, problem-solving and leadership skills.
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills are essential.

New York, NY – Guardian Hudson Yards office – Hybrid: 3 days in office, 2 days WFH
Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Salary Range
$97,240.00 – $180,600.00
The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
Dental plan
Vision plan
Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
Critical illness insurance
Life and Disability Insurance Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
Accident insurance
Retirement and Financial 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative
Time Off and Remote Work Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies
Emotional Well-being and Work-Life Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
Adoption assistance
College planning
Tuition reimbursement
Student loan assistance
Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity
J.E.D.I. certification and training programs
Matching gifts/volunteering

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact applicant_accommodation@glic.com.

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