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Data Protection Manager (838199100A5)

Business and Financial Operations




Dublin, Ohio, United States

Data Protection Manager - Dublin Ireland

Corporate Ethics and Compliance (CEC) delivers a compliance risk framework that enables the businesses and functions to comply with applicable internal and external rules and regulations and maintain risk levels within MetLife’s risk appetite. CEC provides constructive challenge to the businesses and functions, partnering closely with them to implement strong processes and effective controls, as well as to foster and embed a culture of compliance.

Within CEC, the Privacy Compliance Group is a central oversight team responsible for the design, maintenance, and oversight of the global privacy compliance program for MetLife.

Role Value Proposition:

This position reports directly to the EMEA Head of Privacy and will be a member of the global Privacy Compliance Group. Supporting the EMEA Head of Privacy, you will be responsible for promoting a data protection culture across the business that promotes the safeguarding of all of MetLife’s data subject’s personal information (including but not limited to employees and customers). This position will have a focus upon both the EMEA region and enterprise-wide initiatives for MetLife that support our global framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysing data protection laws and regulations and advising the business on data protection and privacy matters.
  • Deputising for the Head of Privacy and DPO as required and supporting as contact point for regulators and data subjects.
  • framework initiatives to develop and initiate core framework controls and supporting policy and procedure documentation.
  • Leading as required and maintaining cross-functional working groups to coordinate data protection efforts, including current projects and initiatives and regulatory awareness across the MetLife Enterprise in regions across the globe.
  • Supporting the development and roll out of privacy training, communications, and awareness campaigns (both mandatory and targeted training) across the enterprise to reinforce privacy policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Executing data protection and privacy monitoring and testing reviews at a central and regional level and overseeing local monitoring and testing activities.
  • Leading enterprise-wide assessments of privacy risk assessments, including completion of data protection impact assessments (DPIA) and third-party risk assessments under the Compliance Risk Management Program.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, including maintaining stakeholder cooperation and support for team activities, findings, remediation, and outputs.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of data protection legislation and regulation, using external networks and events to understand industry standards and recognised best practice.
  • Supporting the Head of Privacy and DPO to meet Board, Committee and other reporting requirements.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, builds relationships both internally and externally.
  • Credibility, professionalism, and strong personal integrity.
  • Understanding and appreciation of different cultural business practices/attitudes.


  • Comprehensive understanding of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the data protection landscape across EMEA.
  • At least three years in a privacy/data protection role.
  • Experience implementing compliance risk management and control frameworks.
  • Experience working across multiple business lines, functions and territories.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multi-functional projects effectively.


  • Experience maintaining Privacy compliance programs for a multi-national organization strongly preferred.
  • Practitioners Certificate in Data Protection/CIPP/E or equivalent certification.
  • Recognised Compliance Certification or Qualification


Must be available to travel internationally 10% of the time

Business Category

Corporate Ethics and Compliance

Number of Openings


Grade: 11M

MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

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MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 122867