Product Owner - Privacy/ GDPR

Jaguar Land Rover -

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
14 September 2021
31 October 2021

Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.




We’re looking for an experienced Product Owner – Privacy and Legislation to support our skilled team of data architects, data scientists and platform developers. You will be JLR Manchester’s Privacy Champion on all data protection queries and related policies, standards and processes. You will also maintain an awareness of the (non-privacy) policy, legislative, regulatory and operational constraints in which we operate and ensure they are fed into the design process.

You form part of our Privacy Compliance Governance Structure within Engineering and will have a direct link into our Engineering Data Privacy Compliance Lead taking direction and guidance on data compliance processes and transferring that knowledge into working practices for our data and development teams in Manchester.

You will run regular information and knowledge sharing sessions with our teams ensuring that all members are up to date and appraised of their responsibilities and accountabilities.

This role is a unique opportunity to help define, support and grow a digital capability within Jaguar Land Rover and to support the deployment of privacy engineering solutions.

You’ll have opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of JLR Manchester and the projects we deliver, as well as inspiring and influencing the wider organisation as we transform how Jaguar Land Rover builds and operates digital vehicles, together.



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Supporting the Platform management team to deploy the centralised privacy by design and impact assessment activities, turning those requirements into practical rules of the road and online solutions for digital product teams

  • Ensuring data protection compliance in design by helping digital product teams undertake the privacy impact assessments (PIAs) to assess and mitigate risks

  • Maintain an awareness of the (non-privacy) policy, legislative, regulatory and operational constraints in which we operate and ensure they are fed into the design process.

  • Working alongside the Engineering Data Privacy Compliance Lead, Developing the operational privacy processes, identify areas of improvement and embedding these changes

  • The key point of contact for day-to-day data protection and privacy queries for the Digital Delivery Centre

  • Oversee the team’s PII Data Inventory for Digital Delivery Centre Manchester

  • Ensuring the teams have everything they need to succeed and their processes are optimal

  • Playing a key role in developing team culture and spirit

  • Providing metrics and reporting to line management



What You’ll Need


  • Extensive experience of operationalising data governance and data privacy processes

  • Working in a compliance, data governance or compliance role that involves privacy and data protection and understanding of key principles of data protection legislation (GDPR, ePrivacy)

  • Experience of communicating and influencing to build strong networks and relationships, internally and externally

  • Understanding of data governance processes

  • An ability to deal with executive and board level stakeholders

  • Experience of working collaboratively across a diverse set of stakeholders

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills





  • Servant Leader – garner respect from your team and be willing to get your hands dirty to get the job done

  • Communicative and social – at all levels

  • Facilitative – lead and demonstrate value-add principles

  • Assertive – ensure concepts and principles are adhered to, be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls when required

  • Situationally Aware – the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and handle/elevate appropriately

  • Enthusiastic and motivated

  • Continual improvement – growing your craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage yours development





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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