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    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 3032 in Rotterdam
    • Date Posted
      November 18,2020
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    Data Protection Advisor Benelux


    Location: Rotterdam – Hofplein

    Local conditions apply


    Travel 10%


    On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo, alongside trusted local brands such as Andrélon, Zwitsal, Unox and Conimex.

    In view of the fast paced global Digital Transformation that our company is driving, we are looking for a Data Protection Advisor for our operating companies in the Netherlands and Belgium (70%) who additionally works on central/European Privacy topics/who additionally also advises our business in Europe (30%).


    Are you passionate about Privacy? Do you care about the protection of personal data of consumers and employees? Do you like to work with a wide variety of functions in a fast-changing environment?

    Unilever Benelux is looking for a Data Protection Advisor. As a Data Protection Advisor, you will be member of the Global Data Privacy team, you will determine the privacy course for the local Benelux organization, taking into account the global privacy strategy and material developed on a global level. You will advise and guide the business when processing personal data, launch new initiatives to support compliance, provide training and facilitate awareness campaigns. As a Data Protection Advisor, you are a sparring partner for the Data Governance Lead within the Digital Hub. Both roles work closely together to ensure personal data is processed compliantly and according to Unilever (privacy) standards. You will together with the Data Governance Lead ensure Privacy by Design. You will in addition work closely together with other local DPA’s in Europe. The time percentage envisioned for local work in the Benelux is 70% and the rest is envisioned to be spent on work for other clusters in Europe and on global initiatives from the Central Privacy Team.


    • You will determine the privacy course for the Benelux MCO, according to local needs.
    • You will act as a sparring partner for the Data Governance Lead, the Digital Board and other local business functions to identify and address potential privacy challenges and develop suitable solutions, whilst optimizing data use.
    • You are the first point of contact for the local Privacy Champions and DPAs in the other countries in the Middle Europe Cluster.
    • You will support the DPO Europe and the Global Privacy Team in driving the Data Privacy Programme in the European cluster.
    • You will support the global ambition to drive a culture of Privacy within the Middle Europe Cluster.
    • You will ensure implementation of policies, procedures and tools developed on a global level and where needed adjust to fit to local requirements
    • You will develop and organize privacy training for various groups of stakeholders according to their role, business needs and knowledge and understanding of privacy
    • You will support the business when following the Privacy by Design procedure and conducting a Privacy Risk Assessment and will give guidance and advise to remediate the identified privacy risks
    • You will supervise the Article 30 Inventory and identifies and follows up on potential privacy risks
    • You will draft processing agreements and other privacy related contracts
    • You will have regular meetings with the Data Governance Lead to discuss relevant developments, challenges and their shared strategy/action plan
    • You will monitor data subject rights requests, to identify any notable changes in quantities, frequency and timing
    • You will represent Unilever externally in relevant (trade) associations
    • You will chair the Benelux Privacy Committee meetings and reports periodically to local leadership and the Digital Board


    • Fluent in Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
    • Master degree in Law from a Dutch University
    • Expert in Dutch and European Data Protection laws
    • Minimum of 4-7 years relevant experience
    • CIPP/E certified
    • Specialized in privacy related themes and regulations (such as privacy-enhanced-techniques and e-Privacy)
    • Good understanding and knowledge of marketing and media technologies
    • Good understanding of- and capable to work with privacy tools available on the market
    • Capable of dealing with complex, sensitive, multidisciplinary issues, independently and in a timely manner
    • Capable of advising with both the applicable privacy legislation and business needs/opportunities in mind
    • Capable to function in a diverse stakeholder landscape and advise both the business as leadership according to their level and needs


    Real Accountability

    Good Communicator

    Team Worker

    Solution oriented


    We offer you a dynamic environment in which people with energy, creativity and passion work together in a rapidly changing company.


    To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

    Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.

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