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VP, Global Privacy - NJ or Remote

Company: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Head Office
Location: Parsippany
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a VP, Global Privacy - NJ or Remote to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in Parsippany, New Jersey. Job Summary Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is looking for a Vice President, Global Privacy to foster Wyndham's strong ethical culture and core values! This role will oversee and continue to enhance the company's privacy program, as well as operate its component processes. Activities include tracking global privacy legal or regulatory developments and directing Wyndham's corresponding privacy compliance initiatives (ex: GDPR, LGPD, CCPA/CPRA, CDPA), conducting privacy impact assessments, negotiating privacy terms for complex transactions, incident response, developing and conducting privacy-related training and awareness campaigns, updating or amending program documentation and related policies, standards and processes. The role will report to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Transactions, Securities, Governance & Corporate Compliance Officer, and requires significant collaboration with fellow team members. The candidate must be a hands-on, self-starter who is able to lead multiple projects in a fast paced environment and stay abreast of this rapidly developing area of the law. The candidate must also possess superior interpersonal, organizational, project management and communication skills as well as great attention to detail. Responsibilities Provide legal guidance, support and advocacy to legal and business stakeholders as a change agent to facilitate implementation of critical privacy compliance projects and related process, product or service enhancements. Respond to operational queries concerning legal implications of any potential changes to business relationships, products, services or related activities. Evaluate the impact of existing and emerging privacy, security and other relevant information governance laws, regulations and industry standards and related guidance on Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' global hospitality products and services. Conduct vendor and new project or initiative data risk and impact assessments. Develop and deliver customized privacy training materials and sessions for corporate and property-based team members to improve general awareness and subject matter competency related to the program, as well as provide specific role-based guidance for champions, coordinators or others with defined program responsibilities. Oversee all Privacy Program activities, processes and reporting, including without limitation data subject requests and associated CCPA disclosure metrics, as well as preparation of metrics for the Information Risk Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Lead privacy, information management, information security or other related legal investigations or incident response and/or notification efforts as necessary. Complexities a) Level of decision making authority This position has a high level of operational independent decision-making concerning program operations, designs and administration of processes. The position will involve providing specific legal advice and using independent discretion and judgment to analyze potential compliance and privacy risks and impacts and to develop appropriate corresponding practical risk management counsel for the business. b) Level of autonomy This position has a high level of autonomy in terms of the ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion to interpret situational issues, provide detailed, accurate and practical legal advice and assist operations in determining appropriate actions. c) The impact of his/her decision on the organization This position involves providing accurate legal and risk management advice on privacy and information governance topics - violations of which could subject the company to substantial fines (for example, GDPR fines could be up to 4% of global revenue for the prior year). d) What, if any, are the supervisory responsibilities? The position will supervise the Manager, Global Privacy, and oversee the Privacy Program with support from regional leads and champions as appropriate. Scope/Financial Responsibility This position will support the privacy and compliance group within legal (which itself does not have an independent budget). The position mitigates risk and promotes potential cost savings as described in section (c) under Complexity, above. Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills - Ability to manage queries and emerging issues with sound judgment, discretion, sensitivity and particularly with the ability to maintain confidentiality and determine appropriate audiences and communication strategies by information and issue type - Significant degree of attention to detail to independently perform gap analyses of company programs, processes and procedures against industry and legal standards and developing proposed enhancements - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with high degree of subject matter expertise, initiative and innovation - Ability to work well under pressure in a complex environment and with a diverse client base to develop customized solutions and enhance operational processes, while interacting with all stakeholders in a manner consistent with Count on Me! service - Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects and processes, including the ability to prioritize critical goals, coordinate with all stakeholders, allocate resources and independently develop solutions to adapt to unanticipated complexities or changing conditions - Demonstrated ability to independently effectively communicate complex requirements and deliver related professional quality training materials to cross-functional stakeholders at all organizational levels Requirements - Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school - Admitted to practice in any U.S. State and eligible for a New Jersey In-House Limited Law License - Minimum 7 years' prior privacy law experience in multinational corporations or law firms, with in-house experience preferred - Working familiarity with global privacy legal and industry frameworks, core privacy and information management-related functions and operational best practices, as well as with oversight of global program, policy and procedure and privacy compliance initiative implementation - CIPP/US, CIPP/E or CIPM certifications a strong plus - Hospitality industry experience a plus Reporting Structure This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Transactions, Securities, Governance & Corporate Compliance Officer. The position will have oversight of the Manager, Global Privacy. COMPANY OVERVIEW: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company. We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world. Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all. Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers. We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio-distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands-delivers just that. We are AmericInn by Wyndham, Baymont by Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham, Dazzler by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham, Esplendor Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Microtel by Wyndham, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham, Super 8 by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection by Wyndham, Travelodge by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & ...

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