Privacy Specialist

Zurich NA

  • Full Time

Privacy Specialist


Zurich North America is currently looking for a Privacy Specialist. While it is preferred that this position be based in our corporate office located in Schaumburg, Il, as a hybrid work arrangement with a requirement of working one day a week in the office, we will consider other locations, including remote.

This is an intermediate-level specialist leading projects that support North America (U.S. and Canada) data protection and privacy strategic and operational priorities. Leads one or more projects of small to moderate size and complexity; may participate in projects of larger size and complexity with limited guidance from senior consultants and/or direct manager. Project responsibilities include documenting business requirements, process analysis, identifying and designing business solutions, and issue resolution. Project implementation responsibilities may include developing procedures, training materials, eLearning, and communications. Partners across the business to determine and execute the optimal implementation and change management approach.

The successful candidate is an experienced privacy professional, with a proven track record in collaboratively and pragmatically managing data protection and privacy requirements, and in creating and implementing policies, procedures and/or processes designed to ensure compliance with U.S. and Canadian privacy laws such as the CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, UCPA, PIPEDA, and Quebec Bill 64. He/she has experience presenting complex issues to senior executives, is a self-starter and excellent communicator who successfully works in “virtual” teams and cross-functional working groups. He/she is expected to build and maintain effective relationships with business stakeholders and to partner with Legal Services and Information Security.

Additional Accountabilities include:

Utilizes business, technology, organizational change, and collaborative skills to work with business owners and cross-functional resources to develop and deploy implementation strategies and deliverables.

Provides project planning and status reporting for assigned deliverables and activities.

Applies knowledge of the business objectives, processes, products, and services in order to develop recommendations for new programs and/or initiatives to solve business challenges.

Coordinates planning, facilitates meetings, and monitors decisions .

Builds strong relationships across the business.

Act as a liaison between Zurich Canada and the U.S. for implementation activities.

Assists with, and may deliver, change management planning and execution (e.g., training, communications) to support the implementation of solutions and initiatives that support strategic and operational priorities.

Assists with the design, development, and implementation of data protection and privacy training and communications, policies, procedures, and guidance materials as necessary.

Designs and develops data protection and privacy training engaging appropriate Subject Matter Experts (SME) across the business.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations areaOR

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations areaOR

Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations areaAND

Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Juris Doctor is preferred

Knowledge of and experience with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

CIPP or equivalent certification preferred

Motivated and works with limited supervision

Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities

Fluency in French

Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization from entry level to senior leaders

Ability to develop collaborative relationships

Change management, process management, and negotiation skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Data analysis, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Experience with the training life cycle from needs assessment through evaluation

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. The Compensation provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled.  As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, clickhere ( . Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. The starting salary range for the position is: $69,100.00 – $95,000.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere ( to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM – Schaumburg, AM – Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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