Group Data Protection Executive



Bucharest, Romania
Full Time
8mo ago

Company Description

YouGov is an international market research and data analytics group.

Our mission is to supply a continuous stream of accurate data and insight into what the world thinks, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people and communities that sustain them. 

We have the best data and the best tools. We continuously challenge conventional approaches to research, and we disrupt our industry to ensure that our clients always get the best solutions.

We are driven by a set of shared values. We are fast, fearless and innovative. We work diligently to get it right. We are guided by accuracy, ethics and proven methodologies. We respect and trust each other, and bring these values into everything that we do.

Each day, our highly engaged proprietary global panel of over 15 million people provides us with thousands of data points on consumer opinions, attitudes and behaviours. We combine this continuous stream of data with our research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations.

With operations in the UK, North America, Mainland Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific, YouGov has one of the world’s largest research networks.

The Culture 

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to YouGov. We are committed to giving the world a voice by capturing the opinions of all groups, including the ones that are often under-represented in research. We are also committed to making sure that our products and tools are free from any bias, as accuracy is key to what we do. None of the above can be done without having a truly diverse workforce, in an inclusive workplace. We are very keen on attracting and retaining the best talent. And best talent also means a diverse pool of talent, with various backgrounds and perspectives.

Supporting the wellbeing of our staff, including maintaining a good work and life balance, is important to us. We support flexible working arrangements where appropriate for a role, with many locations offering a hybrid office-and-remote working approach.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of occupational qualifications, merit, and business need.

Job Description

The Role

Reporting to the Group Data Protection Officer, the Group Data Protection Executive will assist in improving and sustaining YouGov’s global privacy framework to address and mitigate data privacy risk and execute YouGov’s global data privacy strategy.

This individual will be a member of YouGov’s Global Governance team, sitting alongside and working closely with the Legal, Information Security and Company Secretarial teams.  In addition to contributing to YouGov’s global privacy framework, the successful candidate can look forward to being a first point of contact for data privacy issues facing our global business.


What will I be delivering?

 As a first point of contact for data privacy issues, the Group Data Protection Executive will be responsible for –

· Supporting global stakeholders across different teams to solve privacy issues, from helping colleagues to interpret and apply policies and guidelines to supporting long-term projects.

· Identifying privacy issues that need to be escalated and projects or processes that require a data protection impact assessment.

· Maintaining and suggesting improvements to existing processes, policies and guidelines, and identifying the need for new ones.

· Maintaining YouGov’s personal data processing inventory and tracking relevant team KPIs.

·Contributing to YouGov’s Privacy & Security Awareness framework.

· Identifying and documenting changes in global data privacy laws and regulations that may YouGov’s business.

What’s in it for me?

 Joining a small team with a big area of responsibility, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape YouGov’s global privacy framework, and to build relationships around the world as they help colleagues navigate the complex world of data privacy.

YouGov’s Governance team is growing fast to support a business that is expanding its global footprint, headcount and data use.  As the first point of contact for colleagues seeking privacy support, this is an exciting role for someone wanting to gain privacy experience in a fast-moving, commercial environment. 


    A formal data protection qualification would be advantageous, e.g. CIPP, CIPM.

    • Proficient in MS Office, and in particular using Microsoft Excel and other programs for records management.

    Additional Information

    What do I need to bring with me?

    Demonstrated knowledge and experience

    ·Experience of working in data privacy, ideally in a commercial environment or advising on commercial issues.

    · Detailed knowledge of the key privacy principles, particularly those set out in the GDPR.

    ·Experience in analysing privacy laws, regulations and guidelines, applying them to business problems.


    Behavioural competencies

    ·Highly inquisitive, with a passion for understanding the facts and relevant context of any given issue.

    · Ability to solve advanced problems, combined with pragmatism and commercial awareness.

    · Excellent relationship building skills, and able to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees and/or management.

    ·Excellent communication and reporting skills, both verbal and written.

    · Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently to ensure deadlines are met.

    · Accurate and exceptional attention to detail.

    · Team player who works well with colleagues across the business.

    Structured and understand the importance of well-documented processes.

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