The Americas Regional Data Privacy Officer – Operational Risk Manager 3, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC, Miami, FL, other locations may be considered

Summary of essential job functions

  • Develop and administer any regional or country-level privacy policies and standards, in coordination with the Global Data Privacy Officer and Privacy Leaders where appropriate; provide advice, guidance and enterprise procedures on the interpretation of privacy requirements and such policies
  • Understand the personal data processing activities conducted by the businesses and staff functions operating in the region or country and participate in regional new product, initiative or function due diligence risk management processes to ensure they address data protection and privacy issues, including consultation on cross-border transfers of personal data
  • Monitor and communicate with privacy leaders, regional management, Corporate Risk and other appropriate groups about any data protection and privacy developments within the region, in coordination with the Global Data Privacy Office
  • Develop and deliver (or arrange for development and delivery of) regional level privacy and data protection training as appropriate; review, provide input and approve any privacy-related training developed by the businesses
  • Independently review controls and procedures to implement policies and applicable privacy-related laws, regulations and any country or region-specific procedures developed by the businesses and staff functions and design and/or perform independent testing as appropriate
  • Provide reports about the status of compliance with global and regional policies and escalate privacy-related issues and incidents to the Global Data Privacy Officer and appropriate business and function management; consult with the businesses, privacy leaders and the Global Data Privacy Officer regarding policy escalations and exceptions
  • Coordinate with regional management to (a) make and maintain any regulatory filings related to data protection required by local law for all legal entities operating in the region or country and (b) be the primary point of contact for data protection regulatory authorities

Basic requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years in compliance, operational risk, IT systems security, business process management, or financial services, of which at least 4 years must include direct experience in compliance or operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk)
  • 3 years of management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Bilingual speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish/English

Preferred experience and credentials:

  • Strong knowledge of privacy and data protection requirements in the region
  • 10+ years’ experience in financial services or regulated industry
  • Relevant compliance, risk or data protection and privacy experience
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills
  • Experience working independently and virtually within a global organization
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills
  • Good working knowledge of technology related controls and security measures
  • CIPP or equivalent certification or qualification
  • Leadership and team management experience
  • Experience in advising senior management
  • Law degree a plus


Ability to travel domestically and internationally 

Application Submission Information:

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