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Project Manager - Data Privacy Governance



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Project Manager - Data Privacy Governance

Boston, Massachusetts Project Management Job ID R13767

The Opportunity

We seek an experienced and detail-oriented Data Privacy Governance Project Manager to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will lead agile ceremonies, coordinate quarterly program roadmaps, manage the program budget, and work closely with development teams to build technology. Additionally, you will support data privacy governance operations by identifying process improvements, risk-prioritizing operational tasks, managing project finances, and collaborating across departments on larger initiatives. Data Privacy Governance is part of the Privacy Data, and AI Governance (PDAIG) team. This role reports directly to the Head of Data Privacy Governance.

The Team

The Data Privacy Governance team is composed of Business Analysts, Information Risk Consultants, Project/Agile Managers, Delivery/Infrastructure specialists, and Data Privacy subject matter experts.  We are located across the US, Romania, and India. The key MassMutual competencies that define the team are accountability, agility, business acumen, communication, development, inclusion, and resilience. The team are passionate about building a world-class scalable data privacy governance program that addresses and transcends data privacy regulations and standards, incorporates best practices and emerging standards smartly, and successfully anticipates data privacy potential risks for MassMutual use-cases. The culture is professional, collaborative, creative, accountable, and agile.

The Impact:

Data Privacy is a key enabler of trust and trust is paramount for MassMutual's reputation. Additionally, being located within the larger Privacy Data, and AI Governance (PDAIG) provides MassMutual with a unique and competitive advantage. We are at the forefront of shaping how these traditionally siloed programs should fuze together to address the current and future governance challenges for the responsible use of Data and AI at MassMutual.

To achieve the desired impact, the key MassMutual competencies that define the team and are needed by this specific role are: accountability, agility, business acumen, communication, development, inclusion, and resilience.

Exhibiting the above competencies, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead agile ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, increment reviews, and retrospectives, to ensure project goals, timelines, and budgets are met.

  • Work closely with development teams to build and implement technology solutions that support data privacy best practices.

  • Identify process improvements and risk-prioritizing operational tasks to enhance data privacy operations and reduce potential risks.

  • Responsible for influencing the adoption and success of data privacy governance processes, measuring, and growing process maturity, and enabling continuous improvement. 

  • Plan, coordinate and execute quarterly roadmaps, aligning team objectives with company goals and emerging data privacy governance requirements.

  • Defines with the Head of Data Privacy, the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program.

  • Reviews and analyzes OKRs & KPIs and implements corrective actions required following the analysis.

  • Manage project finances, including budgeting, forecasting, and tracking expenses to ensure cost-effective delivery of projects.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on larger projects, ensuring efficient communication and coordination of efforts.

  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including project plans, status reports, and risk assessments.

  • Ensures that program processes, roles, responsibilities, and documentation are regularly reviewed and audited. 

  • Interfaces with line management, ensuring that the process program receives the necessary Staff resources. 

  • Monitor and report on project progress, risks, and issues to stakeholders, ensuring timely resolution and mitigation of potential risks.

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, promoting best practices in data privacy governance and project management across the organization.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as Information Technology, Business Administration, or Computer Science.

  • 5+ years of project management experience, focusing on technology or data privacy governance initiatives.

  • Proven experience leading agile ceremonies and managing cross-functional teams across multiple workstreams.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Experience with project management tools like Microsoft Project, Jira, and Clarity PPM.

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Familiarity with data privacy governance regulations and best practices, such as GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, and HIPAA, is preferred.

  • Familiarity with data privacy governance standards and best practices, such as NIST-P is preferred.

  • PMP or related project management certification is a plus.

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Data Privacy Governance team

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager – the Head of Data Privacy Governance

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits


Salary Range: $97,600.00-$128,100.00 Apply

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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