Western Union Dir, General Counsel Office in Sydney, Australia

Job Title: Dir, General Counsel Office

Requisition #: 1702295

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking aDirector, Privacy APAC - MEAin our Sydney office.In this role, you will report to the Privacy Counsel, Director Americas and Global Digital in continuing to build, implement, update and maintain a world class privacy program, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regions.

Sound interesting? Hereare some specifics:

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • As part of theGlobal Privacy and Information Governance Team, with members in 7 countries,you will assist in the implementation of the global privacy program in the APACand MEA Regions, advise the business units on the practical impacts of dataprotection requirements and emerging privacy laws and trends, and on thedevelopment of solutions, processes and controls frameworks necessary to fulfilWU’s privacy obligations.

  • You will be thekey privacy resource for the APAC and MEA Regions, reviewing products andservices (including working with WU’s Director Privacy for Global Digital);business programmes and projects; business partnerships; marketing and otherinitiatives, to assess their privacy impact on consumers to identify andmitigate risk and to support growth.

  • You will assistwith data incidents and various regulatory matters.

  • Working with ourglobal privacy team, you will support the ongoing review and maintenance ofprivacy and consent notices; DPA registrations and notifications; dataprotection and transfer agreements, and generally help to make sure WU complieswith privacy laws.

  • Additionally, youwill assist with the global strategy, marketing and communications plan of theGlobal Privacy Office.

Qualificationsand experience:

  • 5-7 years’in-house legal experience or experience at a law firm.

  • Strong experiencein data protection and privacy in a commercially focused in-house environment.

  • Strong knowledgeof privacy regulations in the APAC and MEA Regions with experience working in amultinational company.

  • 7-10 years’ dataprivacy experience CIPP/Asia Certification or similar strongly preferred.

  • Experience ofrolling-out privacy related initiatives Experience of dealing with dataprotection authorities.

  • Ability to workindependently with minimal supervision and as part of a global team that’s notco-located.

  • Ability to buildcredibility with senior regional and global management Excellent verbal andwritten communication skills, including confident presentation skills Excellentorganisational and prioritisation skills and ability to manage complex,long-term initiatives.

  • Ability toinfluence and challenge business partners in a constructive and persuasivemanner.

  • Ability tobalance privacy risk with delivering business objectives Ability to arrive atcreative solutions.

  • Ability to distilprivacy concepts and requirements into clear recommendations for businesspartners.

  • Since this is atruly international company, and we are seeking a person with a trulyinternational outlook, who is able to manage a privacy program in multiplejurisdictions in a business that is inherently international and cross-border.

  • Strong MS OfficeSuite skills necessary especially MS PowerPoint.

  • Some travel maybe required, including international travel.

What’s in it foryou?

  • Competitive global pay,benefits and mobility

  • Unparalleled experience,working for a market leader in FX payment solutions

  • The chance to share yourideas and contribute to the development of our products

  • Diverse, global team withcolleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at careers@westernunion.com .

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