Global Data Security Officer

Global Data Security Officer

Country: The Netherlands
Office: Utrecht
Business area: Internal IT, Management, Other

We are looking for a Global Data Protection Officer to join our company at our headquarters in Utrecht. You will advise all areas of data privacy compliance matters across the business and be the primary point of contact across the company group for data protection and privacy matters globally.

As a leading provider of “Software as a Service” (SaaS ), we process a lot of personal data from our Customers. You will be a subject matter expert in the handling of personal data and lead on policy activities to ensure company systems, processes, policies and controls comply with EU data protection legislation.

This is a new job in our organization and you will need to link all privacy-related activities into one Global team. We take privacy very seriously and you will need to ensure GDPR compliance and privacy awareness at all levels of the company. You will be supported by our Information Security and Legal department and report into the CFO.

What will you do

As our Global Data Protection Officer, you will foster a data protection culture within the organization and help implement the essential elements of the GDPR. You will focus on the principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, data protection by design and by default, records of processing activities, security of processing, and notification and communication of data breaches.

You will monitor compliance of internal policies with GDPR and other data protection legislation cooperating with Customers, Partners and Supervisory Authorities when needed. To ensure compliance you will advise pro-actively on data protection impact assessments and monitor performance upon request. Once a data breach is detected or another incident has occurred you will offer consultation and are the point of contact for Supervisory Authorities and all other parties involved.

Who are you

As our Global Data Protection Officer, you demonstrate integrity and high professional ethics and assertiveness. You are an expert on data protection law and practices (including GDPR) and are familiar with privacy and security risk assessment and best practices, privacy certifications/seals, and information security standards certifications.

You currently have or in the recent past had a similar job in another company in the IT / Computer Software industry. Therefore, you have a sound understanding of information technology programming, infrastructure, security practices and audits. You love interacting with people and have the ability to communicate effectively with data subjects, data protection authorities and other controllers and processors across national boundaries and cultures.

Our ideal candidate preferably demonstrates certifications e.g.: CIPM, CIPP/ E, CISSP, CISA, CRISC and/or CISM. You act as the single responsible lead contact and have expertise in national and European data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR.

What we offer

You will work in an organization with a rich history, starting 38 years ago. A leading provider of Enterprise and Business software applications with almost 4000 employees working in 26 countries empowering people in service organizations. We enable people to use business applications at work or at school with the latest technologies and trends.

As Global Data Protection Officer you will have the change to work at a headquarters of an international company working closely with C-level executives. We offer you a job in an organization which is in continuous change, as the industry sectors we serve continuously requires us to provide new and smarter software solutions.

You can keep up to date with new technologies, our products and developments in the Business Software industry and more importantly you can apply them. You will receive a competitive salary package, which consists of a base salary and bonus. In addition to secondary employment conditions, you will also receive a company car.


Please apply with your LinkedIn profile or CV when you are interested in this job. You can contact in case you have any questions you would like to discuss first.

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