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Job Description

At Allstate, we strive to protect individual privacy by leveraging people, process, and technology. The Privacy Office is responsible for governing how PI is collected, used, shared, and retained for the Allstate Family of Companies (AFC) which we lead via the privacy program. The privacy program helps ensure appropriate PI use and its security is maintained. Tasks include maintaining policies and standards, providing training and education for promoting compliance. Also, includes is mitigating operational risks, establishing processes to ensure all PI is inventoried, assessing privacy and third-party risks are appropriately managed, and ensuring privacy incidents are handled timely and in accordance with the law.


Job Summary

The Privacy Consultant is responsible for driving activities that support the identification, analysis, mitigation, management, and reporting of privacy risk.  The Consultant partners with business and technology to mitigate identified privacy risks, conducts research to identify emerging trends regarding privacy risk management and mitigation, and participates in the implementation of programs that help to ensure or improve the effectiveness of Allstate’s Privacy Program.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business and technology partners by demonstrating an understanding of the partner’s business initiatives, mission, and goals, and operating in a complex and evolving risk landscape.
  • Understand business requirements and works with stakeholders to define appropriate solutions and controls while meeting business goals and objectives.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate measures to manage and mitigate privacy risks to a level acceptable to the senior management of the company.
  • Conduct privacy impact and/or risk assessment analysis by supporting and consulting with business and IT partners on recommendations and/or mitigation strategies; manage and report on remediation efforts.
  •  Establish risk reporting for appropriate audiences (for example, to the board of directors so they understand the most significant privacy risks, to senior leadership to ensure they are aware of privacy risks relevant to their organization, and to individuals with accountability to privacy).
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies, standards and procedures to secure and protect personal information.
  • Research and evaluate emerging trends and threats both internal and external.
  • Provide support to stakeholders on requirements for new and existing business / technology solutions to assure compliance to privacy policies and procedures.
  • Champion the integration of privacy activities into Allstate’s day-to-day processes including work intake and project management processes.
  • Develop and improve KPIs, metrics, and trending for risk and impact management.
  • Develop and refine procedures and techniques used by the team.
  • Participate and lead new projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: college degree or equivalent work experience in the field of risk management: Minimum experience between 2 and 4 years.
  • Able to influence, gain consensus, unite disparate ideas with practical work/project plans; work with cross-functional teams from all areas of an organization, including offsite, remote and offshore resources.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to tailor communication style to audience at hand.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical resources.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Self-directed, works with minimal guidance, and recognizes when guidance needed.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of evolving technology such as cloud and mobile computing.
  • Knowledge of privacy controls, protocols, tools and best practices such as PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GAPP, GDPR and Privacy by Design.
  • IAPP or other privacy industry certification preferred.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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