Senior Manager, Privacy

Singtel Group

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So, why Optus?
At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us – we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians. We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.
Privacy is a critical area of focus at Optus. This role will work closely on an ongoing project of work to contribute to the development of Optus’ sustainable and repeatable data governance and privacy program.
As a senior member of the team, the SMP will primarily act autonomously with only some guidance from the Privacy Director when Optus strategic direction is required.
This will be done by guiding the relevant business units in implementing changes associated with the implementation of strategic Optus projects or as a consequence of new legislation.
Your responsibilities will include:
Providing expert advice to project teams and Optus senior leaders to ensure privacy requirements are inherent to all business solutions;
Conducting privacy impact assessments and making recommendations on matters relating to complex privacy issues such as: biometrics, automation, digitisation, artificial intelligence, data analytics and other complex and multi-jurisdictional issues;
Advising on privacy law and regulatory reforms and assisting in the implementation of the overall privacy governance framework;
Advising on Optus’ privacy incidents. This will see you support the management of complex and high risk issues, helping to ensure that these issues are contained, prevention recommendations met, incident register kept accurate and incidents managed in accordance with the legal requirements of the data breach notification laws;.
You will (have some of the following):
Proven experience, ideally in a privacy, compliance/regulatory or legal role;
Prior experience working as a trusted advisor within projects.
A strong strategic problem solver with commercial acumen and sound judgement;
Proven experience to deal with complex and high-profile privacy issues;
Previous exposure to project management or change management would be useful, but not mandatory.
Like to know more?
Please apply in confidence with your CV and cover letter via the online function today !
As a provider of essential services across Australia, Optus has a critical role in the community through keeping our customers connected to the people they love and the things that matter. It is also our priority to ensure we provide our amazing people and our customers with a healthy and safe workplace environment. In light of the significant risks posed by COVID-19, Optus expects all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and will require vaccination for certain roles as well as access to Optus workplaces. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this policy or how it impacts you, including any concerns you might have about meeting this requirement.
Optus is a place where we let you do you. Whether you’ll be working in our corporate offices or in a retail store, we’re a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:
Discounts on products and services
Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year
Blended Ways of Working
We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We’re proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as our Blended Ways of Working and job share. Our Blended Ways of Working lets our people work across home and our offices. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you.
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Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Optus.

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