Data Protection Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020
24 Nov 2020

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


The Data Protection Manager will be responsible for managing Burberry's data protection control framework and supporting the business with data protection subject matter expertise.

This person will support a network of Data Protection Champions, providing them with the processes, training, help and governance to ensure that personal data is well protected.

The role will involve working closely and building relationships with other group functional teams including; Legal, IT, Human Resources, Customer Services and Internal Audit.

This is a full-time position based in the Burberry Business Services, Leeds office.


  • Promote Data Protection across the business providing subject matter expertise.
  • Develop a network of Data Protection Champions.
  • Implement and manage the Data Protection Control framework.
  • Manage the Record of Processing.
  • Manage Data Protection training.
  • Data Protection Governance and Risk Reporting.
  • Support the Data Protection Officer in delivering the Data Protection strategy


  • A Data Protection qualification (e.g. IAPP CIPP/E).
  • Significant, post graduate experience in a broad data protection role.
  • Experience developing or leading a comprehensive data protection programme.

  • Experience working in a central function, providing tools, training, coordination and governance across a range of business operations.
  • Experience working with IT security tools and processes.
  • Data Protection software implementation experience.
  • An interest in how new technologies (AI, blockchain, facial recognition etc) will impact data protection.
  • Experience developing and delivering training and E-learning tools.


  • Works co-operatively with others to achieve team objectives being collegial and collaborative, open and non-territorial.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in both day to day work and in formal meetings and reporting context, including facilitation and meeting management.
  • Operates comfortably in an environment that is subject to frequent change.
  • Uses sound commercial judgement as a base for planning and decision making.
  • Methodical and organised.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to add value and produce quality materials.
  • IT literate and competent with common core IT systems.
  • A practical knowledge of GDPR particularly;
    • Consents
    • Record of processing
    • PIA's and Change Management
    • Subject access and erasure requests
    • Programme controls and Governance


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || Corporate Affairs || Legal || n/a ||

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