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Data Privacy&Information Security Manager

Posting Country:  Turkey
Date Posted:  03-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?
We are looking for a Data Privacy & Information Security Manager


Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together. As you can imagine, this means that we have a vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people making Vodafone a great place to work.

Role Purpose 

The initial focus of this role will be on Data Protection and ensuring compliance ahead of GDPR /KVKK implementation. 
Moving forward the post holder will serve as the focal point for information security and data protection compliance within VFTR . This include but is limited to, developing, maintaining policies and procedures, developing and delivering training for VFTR , reviewing the current risks, potential risks, changes in legislation and contractual changes related to Information security and data protection in line with GDPR and Turkish Regulation act 6698 (KVKK) .
 Once identified, define and implement the appropriate solution(s), working with colleagues from Technology, other internal departments and third parties as required. 
Ultimately this role is to manage  information security and data protection into VFTR , increase understanding with the business of Information Security and Data Protection, drive best practice and ensure compliance 

Job Responsibility

Your Place in the team

-Manage the design, delivery and development of the Data Protection and Information Security Policy to ensure it comprehensively meets current business needs and evolves to provide clear added value.
- Develop and continually evolve Lifetime’s Information Security strategy and ensure that there is quantifiable progress in applying the strategy 
- Develop the operational processes and controls, and assess their effectiveness in mitigating Information Security and Data Protection risks faced by VFTR and VF Group Privacy 
- Lead the business with the creation and maintenance of data protection registers to monitor and track data sharing arrangements, data retention policies, breach notification, VERBIS  registrations and effective asset management and disposal.
- Facilitate the remediation of identified vulnerabilities for IT security and IT risk.
- Perform regular data discovery exercises to ensure all personal identified data is identified and monitored.
- Act as the project manager/lead on IT security for projects providing subject matter expertise and technical knowledge in the areas of information security and data protection to  VF Technology Security 
- Privacy Impact Assessments on new products and complete Data Protection Audits on business functions and key risk areas.
- Member of  VF Group Privacy , working with the Data Protection Officer, on any enquiries or incidents related to PI data.
- Liaise with the technical teams and business teams  to ensure PI data requirements are captured during Agile development process.
- Liaise with 3rd parties that may store sensitive data on behalf of Lifetime, ensuring that the data is stored and monitored appropriately. Act as the part of the supplier due diligence team. 
- Proactively monitor changes to data protection legislation, communicating and managing changes as they apply to the business
- Create and manage information security and risk management awareness training programs for all employees, contractors and approved system users
- Responsible for Governance of Privacy Commitee meetings 

Long Description

We are looking for you if you have

•    Bachelor's degree required  in Electric & Electronic or Computing Engineering 
•    Minimum 5 +  years of relevant experience in  information security, programme management , and process design 
•    Project / Programme Management skills - demonstrable track record successfully managing projects at the highest technical and tactical levels, coordinating multi-discipline projects
•    Strong knowledge and experience in data privacy regulations, privacy by design, professional security management certifications, data governance, security incident management 
•    Excellent analytical skills and understanding of processes, risks and controls
•    Exceptional risks and issues management, change control 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication 
•    Highly developed interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate and influence decision-making with senior management
•    Ability to work with a global team. Energetic, self-starter, flexible, goal-oriented
•    Professional security management certification such as ISO 27001 LA, ISO 22301 LA, IS 27701 LA  are required  –CIPM, CISA and CISM or CISSP also essential 

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Diversity and Inclusion

At Vodafone, we embrace and welcome everyone. We believe that we can operate more successfully and effectively with diverse teams. And we can only leverage this diversity by building an inclusive culture where everyone is respected, can be themselves and strive to be their best. That way we can create a better future for our employees, our partners, the communities we work in and our customers.


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.