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Grant Thornton LLP Cyber Privacy and Data Protection Manager in New York, New York

Grant Thornton is seeking a Cyber Privacy & Data Protection Manager to join our team. Approved office locations are included below.

Position Summary

With the increasing complex global privacy regulatory environment, companies are working to implement privacy programs to address compliance and reduce the risk of a breach of personal information, while focusing on the customer experience. Grant Thornton's Cyber Risk practice helps companies address these issues within our Privacy and Data Protection discipline. We focus on helping clients transform and sustain their privacy programs through automation, process re-engineering and managed services. Our goal is not only to help clients address one-time compliance needs, but to make privacy an essential part of the enterprise value chain, continuously monitoring data privacy risks and enhancing competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Our Privacy and Data Protection discipline offers an opportunity for you to leverage your privacy and information security knowledge, assessment and program implementation experience to broaden your business and project management skills in a rewarding and challenging environment. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies across sectors such as Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, and Retail sectors, giving you insights into the leading privacy programs around the world. The Privacy and Data Protection Manager is responsible for delivering a full range of services to clients, managing projects, teams and budgets for multiple clients. In addition, Managers are responsible for supporting all aspects of practice development, including business development, marketing, thought leadership, mentoring and team building.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.

  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.

  • Deep understanding of global privacy and data protection regulations, such as EU’s GDPR and US laws such as CCPA, CPRA, CDPA, CPA, HIPAA, GLBA.

  • Apply current knowledge of privacy and data protection trends and to issues and other opportunities for improvement.

  • Lead the execution of assigned client engagements from start to finish, which includes the engagement planning, directing, and completion of assessments, privacy program implementations, privacy technology implementations and managed services engagements on-time and on-budget.

  • Work with the client to plan an engagement strategy, define objectives, and address privacy- related controls risks and issues.

  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Work closely with Grant Thornton senior managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.

  • Collaborate with team members at all levels in the development and marketing of the privacy and data protection solution offering.

  • Support business development activities including client prospecting, proposal development and professional networking.

  • Support development of thought leadership, external webcasts and other brand building activities.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

    Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field is required. Masters or JD degree preferred.

  • 6+ years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function, servicing cross- industry clients at a national level.

  • Certification(s) Required: Obtained or demonstrates an active pursuit of one or more of the following certifications: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or other related certifications.

  • Experience working with leading privacy regulations to perform privacy assessments and support privacy program implementations.

  • Experience preparing reports and other deliverables that contain strategy, project, or technical analysis and findings in connection with consulting engagements and communicating those results to the team and client.

  • Knowledge of privacy technology solutions and experience implementing and sustaining tools such as OneTrust, WireWheel,, BigID is a plus.

  • Experience in project management and the ability to clearly communicate data protection and privacy issues verbally on both a formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff.

  • Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.

  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required.

    The base salary range for this position in the firm’s Manhattan/New York City, Bellevue, WA, & Los Angeles, CA offices only is between $143,700 and $226,900 per year.

    The base salary range for this position in the firm’s San Francisco, CA office only is between $153,000 and $241,600.


About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.

• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.

• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at

• When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we’re taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at

Here’s what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at


We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different, and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. For an overview of our benefit offerings, please visit:

  • Benefits for internship positions: Grant Thornton interns are eligible to participate in the firm’s medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm’s employee assistance program. Interns also receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave, and are paid for firm holidays that fall within their internship period.

  • Benefits for seasonal employee positions: Grant Thornton seasonal employees are eligible to participate in the firm’s medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm’s employee assistance program. Seasonal employees may also be eligible to participate in the firm’s 401(k) savings plan and employee retirement plan in accordance with applicable plan terms and eligibility requirements. Seasonal employees receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave.

    Grant Thornton employees may be eligible for a discretionary, annual bonus based on individual and firm performance, subject to the terms, conditions and eligibility criteria of the applicable bonus plan or program. Interns and seasonal employees are not eligible for bonus compensation.

    Additional Details:

    It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact

    For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.