Data Protection & Privacy Manager

EY - Johannesburg, Gauteng (30+ days ago)

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EY Cyber Security

Cyber Security is one of the most critical risks facing organizations globally. Systems and processes are becoming increasingly interconnected and automated and many organizations are now reliant upon technology to drive business strategy and growth. As the reliance on technology grows, the risks increase also.

For leading organisations across all sectors, Cyber Security has become a critical board agenda item, and increasingly associated compliance to Data Protection and Privacy (DPP) with the impending local Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the General Data Privacy Regulation (DDPR). Our clients are overwhelmingly turning to EY for help and guidance on how to protect their assets, minimise business disruption and improve security as they continue to exploit technology and the Internet of things (IoT), whilst being able to comply with DPP regulations and requirements.

That’s why at EY, we have ambitious plans to expand our already market leading Cyber Security practice. With investment secured, we continue to build our Johannesburg-based cyber practice and anticipate continued growth throughout the next five years.

The EY Cyber Security is looking for excellent DPP Managers, to join us and to be part of our exciting growth strategy . Key Responsibilities:

As a Manager in our Cyber Security practice you will already be working as a DPP practitioner. You will lead engagements and manage teams to deliver DPP programmes, often with limited supervision. You will not be expected to have significant experience of business development and sales but will be expected to identify opportunities, supporting the Senior Manager community in go-to-market and sales activity to win new business for the team. You need to be a highly motivated, a good communicator and be able to convey technical content in business language with senior management. You will also need to be a team player who is not only looking to enhance their own career, but recognises the value in developing others and strengthening the team. You will have the following responsibilities:

Leading a portfolio of DPP engagements with our clients, reporting to a Senior Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of engagements and the quality of the team’s output

Managing and drafting reports and via reviews, ensuring the highest quality deliverables prior to Senior Manager’s review

Contributing to continued development of the market for DPP services across all sectors and identify sales opportunities and escalating these to senior management

Establishing solid client relationships with senior stakeholders

Working with prospective clients to agree, scope and plan delivery phase of engagements

Contributing to the creation of proposals and marketing material

Managing engagements to time and budget

Contributing to the development of the existing DPP team acting as mentor and coach to the junior members of the team and leading by example

A minimum of 5 to 7 years experience related to DPP

Experience in scoping, planning and delivering on DPP engagements is critical.

I nformation and Cyber Security skills and experience is essential for this role.

Experience in Auditing/Big 4 background or comparable consulting experience is advantageous, although some of our strongest performers come directly from industry therefore candidates with excellent industry experience and demonstrable success managing DPP transformation work-streams and proven experience of conducting cyber discussions with senior management are also encouraged to apply.

Strong analytical skills and g ood project management skills including budget management