Americas Lead - Group Privacy and Data Protection Director

at BlackRock in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About this role

Job Description

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions – from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs. Headquartered in New York City, the firm has over 14,000 employees in 38 countries.

Business Unit Overview

Blackrock’s Legal and Compliance Department protects Blackrock’s reputation and provides client focused advice. It understands challenges and advises on the impact of regulation in our business, with the objective of:

+ Actively participating in business decisions to champion our clients’ interests and assist the business to translate Compliance into their daily work

+ Have client interests at the centre of everything we do

+ Cultivate and enhance the compliance culture within BlackRock

+ Provide thought leadership on the impact and implementation of regulation

+ Developing and fostering excellence within the Compliance team

Role Description

The Director will be a versatile team player, display leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic in addressing new challenges. This role is within the Group Privacy and Data Protection team, reporting directly to the Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection.

The successful candidate will be involved in and lead global privacy initiatives, interacting on a regular basis with Legal & Compliance, Information Security, Technology, Business, and Internal Audit groups as well as with senior leadership teams, and may represent BlackRock externally on privacy matters.

Candidates must have a proven track record of providing sound and practical privacy compliance advice in complex situations and must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate and influence others.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Support the Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection in implementing the Global Privacy and Data Protection Policy and framework

+ Taking a leading role in the team from a US perspective, under the supervision and guidance of the Global Head

+ Provide advice on the application of privacy and data protection laws to any situation to all business and group control functions as required

+ Lead and advise as a subject matter expert on privacy and data protection issues in firm-wide strategic initiatives

+ Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, standards and procedures that support global privacy program objectives

+ Identify privacy risks, trends, vulnerabilities, research solutions and provide advice on risk mitigation

+ Conduct privacy impact assessments to evaluate compliance with laws, regulations, and internal standards, identify risks and advise on mitigating actions that should be taken

+ Partner with control and oversight groups to create, maintain, test, and monitor for privacy and data protection compliance

+ Represent BlackRock in industry organizations, regulatory and legislative meetings, as necessary


+ 5 years experience

+ Relevant legal and/or privacy qualification desirable

+ In-depth understanding of privacy and data protection laws throughout the BlackRock footprint

+ Proven ability to interpret and apply privacy and data protection law

+ Direct experience working in financial services is highly desired

+ Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels of seniority

+ Ability to build rapport with key stakeholders to identify privacy risks/trends and stay abreast of new products/initiatives

+ Demonstrated leadership and partnering skills, plus excellent verbal and written communication skills, with focus on informing, influencing and relationship building

+ Experience or familiarity with conducting privacy risk assessments in diverse operational environments

+ Strong project management and coordination skills with proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple projects

+ Committed to thinking and acting with integrity and honesty

+ Motivated self-starter with strong attention to detail

For New York City and California only the salary range for this position is $190,000 – $240,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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Job Posting: JC261666545

Posted On: Jun 22, 2024

Updated On: Jul 12, 2024

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