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Primary Location: 

Finland - Helsinki, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Data Protection Expert / Manager

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Data Protection Expert or a Manager to Wärtsilä Group’s Data Protection, Privacy team. You will report to the Group Data Protection Manager and will work with Wärtsilä data protection network. You will also work closely with Cyber Security, Information Management, Legal Affairs and liaise closely with business and support function stakeholders. 


The importance and profile of data protection has never been higher - this role is vital to demonstrate and deliver our commitment to the protection of the personal data. This is a great opportunity for an individual to influence on a global scale, contribute towards our sustainable growth and competitive advantage through developing and embedding leading practices in data protection.


We Offer
In this position the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work globally across a number of teams and different levels of the organisation, helping to raise standards and shape best practices which will play an important part in Wärtsilä business and operations.

We will welcome you to a dynamic team, where you have the possibility to work independently and with the support of great colleagues. We continuously develop our expertise and way of working. The diversity of responsibilities offer you a possibility to develop and challenge your competencies.
Depending of your competencies and experience the position can be filled as an Expert, or with wider Manager responsibilities. 


Key Responsibilities
You are invited to assume an active role in data protection, privacy. Our expectation of your key responsibilities are
- Implement and monitor data protection activities across Wärtsilä Group
- Lead data protection tools development 
- Engage with Application Managers, Privacy Leads and teams to support application data processing compliance and lead the status monitoring including assessments and compliance tasks
- Advise on privacy requirements for new product launches, features or enhancements, 3rd party integrations and use of data
- Coordinate, investigate and respond to internal data protection inquiries and requests
- Create, organise and conduct data protection training in cooperation with key stakeholders and support training activities
- Work alongside product, engineering and business teams to implement privacy-by-design
- Conduct data protection assessments (DPIA, PIA), identify risk areas, support in planning remedial activities and report the status
- Manage, investigate and report incident response activities
- Review and define personal data flows
- Develop data protection metrics, KPIs and conduct reporting
- Develop, update and implement policies, processes, guidelines, procedures and tools supporting data protection


Experience and Qualifications
- Experience as a data protection/privacy professional and GDPR knowledge are required
- Education and certifications in data protection and information security will be considered as an advantage e.g. CIPP/E Certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe)
- Data Protection, privacy or other IT tools development knowledge and experience
- Education: M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or other relevant education. 
- Fluent or good command of English, both written and spoken
- Good written, verbal and presentation skills
- Willingness to learn and to take on new responsibilities as needed
- Skilled in working across diverse teams and cultures to accomplish privacy initiatives
- Commitment to continuous development and improvement 


Location for this position is Wärtsilä offices in Helsinki or Vaasa. 


Please submit your application including your salary request at www.wartsila.com/careers latest by 26.1.2021


Additional information;
Kirsi-Marja Salmela, 
Group Data Protection Manager 
phone +358 40 5045124
Call times on 15.1. 13-14, 18.1. 10-11, 22.1. 13-14

Last application date: 26/01/2021

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com