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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Data Protection Manager

Data Protection Manager


Protecting personal data and managing them within a complex framework of changing international rules is a key concern for an international company like Givaudan. Givaudan is looking for a Data Protection Manager based in our corporate offices in Budapest, Hungary. The position will report to our Data Protection Officer, based in Budapest, Hungary.


As Data Protection Manager you will work closely with the Data Protection Officer on the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of Givaudan’s Global Data Protection Strategy to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as best practices with a specific focus on non-EU laws and regulations.


More particularly, you will work closely with the Data Protection Officer on the following:


•    Ensure continuous compliance with fast-changing laws and regulations with a specific focus on non-European regions in accordance with Givaudan’s global compliance strategy 
•    Manage the data protection platform and provide formal compliance reporting to the Data Protection Officer 
•    Monitor compliance of Givaudan’s activities with the Global DP Programme its underly-ing policies and procedures as well as with applicable laws and regulations and work closely with the Data Protection Officer to adapt the strategy
•    Maintain internal registers of processing activities
•    Undertake a full assessment of projects involving the processing of personal data, including the review of contractual documentation and where applicable the conduct of PIA’s, DPIA’s and vendor assessments
•    Collaborate on developing training material with the Data Protection Officer and relevant stakeholders in order to maintain a high- level awareness of applicable privacy and data protection laws and policies throughout the non-European regions
•    Support and manage privacy tasks of local Data Protection Coordinators
•    Assist subject access requests and queries from supervisory authorities


In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with a large number of different internal and external stakeholders, including Compliance, Legal, Information Technology/Security, Human Resources, Communications, local teams, as well as data protection authorities and our clients.


Your professional profile includes:


•    University degree (degree in law, IT or compliance is an advantage)
•    2-5 years of work experience 
•    Experience in data protection or related activities within an international environment 
•    In-depth knowledge of the EU General Data Protection Regulation
•    Fluency in English (Spanish or any spoken non-European language is an advantage)
•    Strong skills in planning, organization, verbal and written communication
•    Ability to successfully deal with ambiguity while focusing on results and getting things done to high standards of detail and quality
•    High attention to detail
•    Hands-on, achiever and fast learner

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