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PwC Governance, Privacy & Ethics - Privacy Senior Manager in United States

Specialty/Competency: IFS – Internal Firm Services – Other

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Products and Technology would provide you the opportunity to be part of an organization that is building a leading tech experience that solves big challenges for our firm and our clients. Our products and tech-driven solutions are how we move faster, cut through complexity and fuel growth. We start with the problem and solve it with experience and tech know-how. Our skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists are passionate about using technology to accelerate change.

Our team is responsible for establishing the privacy, ethics, and accessibility requirements are included from the outset of development of products and accelerators. We focus on developing the policies, standards, and guidelines to provide direction to developers to assist them in developing products that align with PwC standards in privacy, ethics, and accessibility.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Take action to ensure everyone has a voice, inviting opinion from all.

  • Establish the root causes of issues and tackle them, rather than just the symptoms.

  • Initiate open and honest coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

  • Develop specialised expertise in one or more areas.

  • Advise stakeholders on relevant technical issues for their business area.

  • Navigate the complexities of global teams and engagements.

  • Build trust with teams and stakeholders through open and honest conversation.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

A career in Governance, Privacy, & Ethics will provide you with the opportunity to solve PwC’s most critical privacy and data protection-related challenges. You will be part of a growing team driving strategic privacy program, data analytics, and technical implementation activities to protect our business in today’s evolving regulatory landscape. Our team establishes privacy and ethics considerations from the outset of the development of our products and technology.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

6 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Law, Information Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Political Science, Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science

Certification(s) Preferred :


Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success building data trust by solving complex privacy and information governance issues through developing and implementing privacy and risk strategies to assist organization with the following capabilities:

  • Understanding and applying technical and operational industry leading practices involving privacy regulations/standards to assess privacy and data trust posture and improving and operating program;

  • Understanding of common privacy industry standards and regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PIPEDA, HIPAA / HITECH, COPPA, U.S. State Breach Disclosure Laws, CANSPAM, GLBA,) and industry frameworks (e.g., NIST-P, GAPP, ISO), especially as it relates to building and operating a privacy program and/or managing internal privacy controls, risk assessments, business processes or operational auditing;

  • Being a team-player with the ability to work collaboratively across various functions and with colleagues at all levels communicating privacy principles both clearly and effectively with product team;

  • Possessing knowledge of common privacy-related issues across all industries; and,

  • Possessing knowledge of privacy and data protection technologies and other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success of consulting, implementing, or supporting projects in the following types of privacy related areas:

  • Understanding the enhancement of data privacy programs governance strategies and program deployment and operation;

  • Managing privacy and information governance policy and notice management;

  • Assessing the privacy impact, risk, and gap assessments;

  • Understanding the data lifecycle inventories and data flows;

  • Managing the individual rights processing;

  • Understanding and leading implementation of consent management;

  • Creating privacy incident response plans;

  • Assessing third party risk for privacy and information governance;

  • Managing cross-border data transfer strategies;

  • Complying with and understanding reputational risk mitigation, emphasizing US and international Privacy, Data Protection and Information laws and understanding the privacy risks impacting a particular industry; and,

  • Understanding privacy controls development and monitoring.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success leveraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and individual initiative concurrently with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to accomplish the following results:

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats, e.g. delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts;

  • Demonstrating aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data; and,

  • Creating high-quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success developing and implementing privacy and risk solutions for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas:

  • Collaborating with business and product teams; identifying and addressing business needs through building relationships, understanding the products and delivering clear requests for information and proposed solutions; and,

  • Enhancing work product and remaining current with emerging technology and privacy hot topics, sharing the research and results to the team.

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PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.