Sr Privacy Specialist - International at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

| Des Moines, IA
Sorry, this job was removed at 11:58 a.m. (CST) on Sunday, March 20, 2022
Find out who's hiring in Des Moines, IA.
See all Operations jobs in Des Moines, IA
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Principal is searching for a Sr. Privacy Specialist to join the Enterprise Privacy Office in support of our international businesses. You'll be part of a growing enterprise privacy team working together to ensure we earn and retain the trust of our customers and employees every day.

In this position, you'll work closely with business partners in Principal offices around the world to maintain privacy compliance and respond to new international privacy obligations as they arise.

  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for business projects having an implication or a direct impact of international privacy regulations or requirements.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and promote collaboration between the Enterprise Privacy Office and international Principal offices.

Risk evaluation and monitoring
  • Review new processing activities, assisting local privacy resources and Data Protection Officers in the completion of privacy risk assessments and DPIAs.
  • Provide timely end-to-end guidance to ensure that data protection concepts are appropriately integrated into all processing activities.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of third-party relationships, ensuring privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Escalate issues, including resource needs, to the Chief Privacy Officer and/or senior business management, as needed.

Privacy incident/complaints management
  • Manage the receipt, documentation, and tracking of complaints and incidents concerning international data privacy. Coordinate and collaborate with senior leaders, Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, legal counsel, and others, as appropriate.

Policy/Procedure compliance
  • Assist the Enterprise Privacy Office in maintaining the privacy governance structure across international teams.
  • Create and administer privacy policy and procedure trainings across the enterprise, measuring the effectiveness of training provided.

Industry knowledge and trends
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable international privacy and security regulations, cross border data transfer issues, and common enforcement findings or trending concerns.
  • Partner with and act as liaison to enterprise and local Information Security & Risk groups to stay abreast of system-related information security plans and ensure alignment between security and privacy practices.
  • Maintain privacy certifications through continuing education.

Perform other job-related duties or special projects, as required.


We're looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 8 - 10 years of relevant experience in privacy, risk and/or compliance
  • Experience working with people at all levels, including outside consultants and vendors, and be able to influence others without formal authority
  • Skills to build and maintain relationships and facilitate collaboration and communication
  • Ability to execute effectively in a matrix management environment
  • Excellent time management, project management, integration, facilitation, planning, decision making, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills
  • IAPP Privacy Certification and experience working with international stakeholders across different time zones strongly preferred

Successful candidate will be:

  • Highly analytical and data driven
  • Results oriented and able to adapt and deal with ambiguous and/or complex situations and manage expectations
  • Committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality

Advance your career with us. As a growing company with over 18,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. That's one reason we were named/recognized as one of Forbes America's Best Employers.

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Minimum Salary

USD $87,550.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $172,800.00/Yr.

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

More Information on Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA. Principal Financial Group was founded in 1879. It has 18000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 75 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Similar Jobs

Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Principal Financial Group's full profileFind similar jobs