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SGV - Data Privacy Protection and Strategy - Senior Associate

Location:  Makati City
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  23-Jun-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  285742

At SGV, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help SGV become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.






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At SGV, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help SGV become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity

We are actively seeking a Senior Consultant to join our Cybersecurity team specifically the Data Privacy and Protection and Strategy Team. You’ll work alongside respected industry professionals, learning about and applying leading practices to better manage people, processes and technology capabilities within the data protection and privacy domains. You’ll gain insights into the design and operations of data privacy and protection programs and strategies in a variety of industries and learn how to design measurable, sustainable programs to keep up with the constantly evolving privacy landscape.

This position falls within our Consulting practice, which helps our clients enhance the effectiveness of operations functions by assisting them as they shift their emphasis from transaction-level control, processing and reporting to more value driven, decision support and analytics.


Your key responsibilities

As a Cybersecurity professional, you’ll deliver client engagements as well as internal projects. You will help clients gain insights into their privacy and information security programs and capabilities to maintain compliance to local and global privacy regulations while building consumer trust. Consult with privacy and cyber managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization. Research emerging technologies to determine if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness and identify any potential impact in privacy. Advise clients on managing their privacy programs to mitigate their business risks. Assess privacy programs and strategies using our proprietary framework, design solutions to remediate gaps or enhance maturity of specific privacy capabilities, improve measurements and monitoring, and develop sustainable processes to enable our clients to achieve business goals and mitigate their risks.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client’s business.
  • Demonstrate technical capabilities and professional knowledge. Demonstrate ability to assimilate to new knowledge.
  • Remain current on new developments in consulting services capabilities and industry knowledge.
  • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of complex data processing systems. Use knowledge of the current data processing environment and industry trends to identify engagement and client service issues and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through written correspondence and verbal presentations.
  • Appreciation for data protection principles and application of controls to protection confidential and personal data
  • Experience in implementing operational data protection processes, including PIA, ROPA, Incident Management and DSR.
  • The candidate should have experience in leading the delivery of project solutions to enable monitoring and testing of compliance.
  • The candidate should be comfortable working in an unstructured & complex environment requiring out of box thinking, logical reasoning
  • The candidate should be able to continuously add value to assigned processes and develop solutions
  • Ability to learn and understand the EY’s Risk Management policies as well as familiarity with other Risk Management initiatives outside of area of expertise
  • Ability to manage tasks and activities in a timely manner and be responsible for specific outcomes
  • Basic knowledge of project management tools and methodologies
  • Ability to keep confidential sensitive information
  • Strong research and communications skills
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks.
  • Interest in working with a culturally diverse team from around the globe to design, develop, and deploy programs and share knowledge
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with an inclusive approach
  • Effective communicator with good written and oral presentation skills
  • Team player and active listener with the ability to respond to and develop the ideas of others


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law, Accountancy, or in Computer Science, Management Science, Information Security, Data, Business, Ethics or in any related field.
  • With 2 to 3 years working experience in the field of IT, security, and/or business management
  • Solid knowledge and experience presenting using MS Power Point, Excel and Visio.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.


     Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge and practical experience in:
    • Assessing client risk and compliance against privacy regulations locally and globally (e.g., PHDPA, BSP, SEC, DICT, EU GDPR, PDPA, CCPA)
    • Risk assessment on policies, processes and procedures with common frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, 27701, NIST, Octave Alegra, Nymity, PCI DSS, etc.
    • Designing or operationalizing functional privacy within or on behalf of a business.
    • Providing support of privacy enhancing technology (PET) or any solutions/tools to automate and manage privacy and strategy function, such as RSA, OneTrust, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of data analytics methods.
  • Candidates with a recognised data protection/data privacy/information security qualification (e.g. CIPP, CIPM, CISM, CISSP, CDPSE, CPISI) or willingness to obtain the qualification in first six months with team would be preferred.
  • Experience on writing reports on findings and analysis of privacy issues.


What we look for

We’re interested in intellectually curious people with a genuine passion for cybersecurity, data protection and privacy. If you have the confidence in both your presentation and technical abilities to grow into a leading expert here, this is the role for you.


What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional SGV experience. It’s yours to build.



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