Data Privacy Officer

Position filled

Our client is a leading Swiss based company offering energy and energy services in Switzerland and throughout Europe. You will be based in the company’s HQ in the Zurich Area.

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the Swiss and Europe wide roll out and implementation of the company’s data protection management strategy. This includes in particular but is not limited to:

  • Further refining the company’s data protection strategy
  • Building and coordinating the Group’s Data Protection Management System across Switzerland and Europe
  • Ensuring data protection compliance, developing internal awareness campaigns, designing and implementing trainings
  • Reviewing and completing the binding concept for data classification in respect to confidentiality and out-sourcing
  • Representation of the Group in external expert bodies and Single Point of Contact for governmental bodies (e.g. EDÖP)
  • Ongoing identification and evaluation of most recent data protection legislation (EU, EFTA, Switzerland)
  • Steady interaction with internal business partners in Switzerland and Europe and assistance in contract negotiations (required travel ca. 20 %)

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s legal or business degree
  • Profound knowledge in the area of data protection
  • High affinity towards IT issues
  • IAPP certification a plus
  • Fluent in German and English (French a plus)

Key Competencies

  • Experience in building up a DPMS
  • Pro-active, experience project manager
  • Sound, level oriented communications skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to build trust and network
  • Ability to deal with change
  • Assertiveness
  • Quick learner