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Lead Compliance Consultant - Privacy

Date Posted: Jan 4, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  


Role Value Proposition: 

In Legal Affairs, we strive to attract, develop and retain diverse talent with the potential to be future leaders of our department and of MetLife as a whole. We seek legal and compliance professionals who demonstrate high intellectual capacity to understand complex matters facing our company, combined with strong leadership competencies to motivate and inspire higher performance by all our professionals. We take an active role in developing the skills of our talent and guiding their professional growth. By promoting skill development and career advancement for our professionals, we are better positioned to serve our internal business partners and to help achieve MetLife’s vision of becoming a world-class leader in the insurance, retirement savings and employee benefits industries.

The Privacy area of Corporate Ethics & Compliance is a central oversight team responsible for the effective implementation and maintenance of global compliance programs for MetLife businesses relating to data privacy risks. This individual contributor position is responsible for carrying out global obligations with respect to relevant company policies and compliance with applicable international and local data privacy laws/regulations.  This job involves driving the mitigation of critical risks inherent in doing business globally, so as to ensure that MetLife is not subject to regulatory fines/enforcement or reputational harm.  This position will be based in New York, NY and may require international travel.  The incumbent will have direct interaction with associates and business clients in other regions and time zones, therefore hours of work at times may be non-traditional.  This is an exciting opportunity to work on global privacy issues with an international team at a large organization. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Draft and maintain global policies regarding Privacy compliance, periodically revising the policy as needed, in light of regulatory developments and changes
  • Oversee global training programs for Privacy compliance
  • Maintain risk-related metrics on all MetLife operations globally
  • Create reports to illustrate trends for all risks for which we have oversight
  • Conduct and update global risk assessments for Privacy
  • Develop and execute strategies for continuous enhancement of our global compliance program
  • Provide guidance to MetLife global operations on the application of our global policies
  • Assist global operations in regulatory exams and inquiries, when necessary.
  • Serve as liaison with key functional areas (including IT Risk & Security, Legal, Procurement and Government Relations partners) on Privacy related matters
  • Conduct, and support MetLife’s global operations with, privacy impact assessments for new products/services, processes, and projects
  • Some travel related to the oversight of our international operations may be required



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-8 years of relevant work experience
  • At least 5 years of work in a compliance or risk management role
  • Robust knowledge of interplay between Privacy compliance and IT/technical safeguards. 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multi-functional projects effectively
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in managing others



  • Experience with maintaining Privacy compliance programs for a multi-national organization strongly preferred
  • JD degree from an accredited law school along with strong academic record
  • Foreign language skills



Some international travel may be required.  10-20%


Business Category

Legal Affairs, Compliance


Number of Openings




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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