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DPO Consulant

Do you want to give a boost to your career by joining one the fastest growing players in the cyber-security eco-system?  Do you want to strengthen your experience by performing stimulating consulting missions and highly-secure development projects?  We are always hiring new colleagues and in 2019 we have grown by opening up a new office in Antwerp.  You could become one of them!  Interested? Please send your CV and motivation to .

Your Role
In the context of our fast-growing company, we are looking for a DPO Consultant to integrate our GRC practice. You will take part in stimulating consulting assignments and your main tasks will include:

  • Representing Approach and delivering high standard quality deliverables
  • Provide high value services to customers in the light of APPROACH’s DPO as a Service offering/business:
  • Overall advise on data privacy
  • Participate in the development of Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA) and supervise their implementation
  • Monitor compliance with the GDPR
  • Participate in GDPR compliance audits
  • Train employees involved in processing operations
  • Serve SPOC (Single Contact) for the Data Protection Authority (DPA)
  • Consult the APD appropriately

Your role will also consist of several activities, among which:

  • Actively participating in the development of a GRC solution offering
  • Developing or improving GRC assets and contributing to the writing of resources and whitepapers
  • Sharing knowledge and actively contributing to GRC team meetings
  • Bringing a positive and “can do” attitude and energy to the team

Your Responsibilities

Your role will consist of several activities, among which:

  • Acting as Data Privacy Officer (DPO) for our clients, reporting into their highest management level
  • Develop your competencies and level of expertise by a continuous and ongoing progression and active participation in training sessions
  • Acquire the fundamentals of the consulting role regarding analytical capacity, ability to see the overall picture, both written and oral expression
  • You are recognised by the client as being professional in your own area of expertise
  • Demonstrate your capability to work in a team and portray a positive attitude
  • Respect the confidentiality of both client and company information
  • You are recognised as being trustworthy by your project leader or client: precision of information, respect of the commitments, quality of the work, respect the deadlines, adequate reporting, ...
  • Capitalise on the experience acquired within the Practice
  • Utilise or learn the tools or methodologies of the Practice and actively contribute to the development of these tools and methodologies

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 15 Years’ Professional Experience, minimum 5 demonstrable in Information Security and/or Risk Management
  • Data Privacy Officer certification at a renowned organisation such as IAPP, Solvay Brussels School, IT governance, Data Protection Institute, PECB or Kluwer
  • A pragmatic leader
  • Used to work with senior management (strategic level)
  • Good understanding of ISO27000 standards
  • Good understanding of Information Risk Management and methods
  • Strong understanding of control standards and objectives
  • Ability to monitor security processes and controls
  • Knowledge of Data Protection technologies and how they link to Data Privacy
  • Manage diverse workloads and prioritize accordingly
  • Contributed in the implementation or operation of management systems
  • Exposure to risk assessments as assessor or contributor
  • Exposure to security audit, as auditor, auditee, remediation owner
  • Exposure to (security) incident response and crisis management
  • Personality
  • Leadership
  • Eager to learn, curious
  • Think Risk
  • Think out of the box, pragmatic
  • Pro-active, anticipate changes and promotes innovative ideas
  • Ability to work in team environment, including virtual
  • Analytical skills
  • Self-Starter
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Excellent communication and presentation (oral and written)
  • Uncompromising integrity

Our Offer

To well-qualified and motivated candidates, we offer:

  • An opportunity to develop skills and expertise in an area of specialization such as DPO as a Service, secure development, software security, etc.
  • A unique chance to be a real active part in the development of a successful company (entrepreneurial mind-set)
  • A positive challenge in a professional but still human and dynamic business environment
  • An attractive and performance-rewarding compensation package, including maximum benefit possibilities
  • The advantages of a relatively small structure in terms of direct communication, flexibility, dynamism and fast decision-making, combined with the financial strength and stability of larger structures, active worldwide, thanks to our solid shareholders' base
  • Our headquarters is located in a traffic jam free zone: AXIS PARC next to Louvain-la-Neuve, in an innovative and green Business Centre with all facilities: restaurants, fitness, nursery, etc.
  • Our office in Antwerp is located in the city centre, next to the Museum aan de stroom, with a fine view over the River Scheldt.

Our people & practices

Our team is composed of 60+ certified professionals. We continuously invest in our talents and develop the skills of our people. Our people use the best technologies to be even more effective.

At APPROACH, we organize and share our expertise and knowledge per communities. Depending on your profile, you will contribute to one or several “Practices”: Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Cyber-Security and Secure Delivery.

Learn more about our expertise and people 

Our approach to cyber-security

Our customers benefit from the expertise and talent of our people, combined with pragmatic and proven methods and the efficiency brought by our assets:


Expertise and talent

Since 2001 we have applied our experience in cyber-security gained in various industries, from small to large businesses. Our people are seasoned, certified professionals who continuously improve and extend their knowledge.


Pragmatic and proven methods

We rely on most recognised, easily auditable and adopted standards and good practices and apply them pragmatically. We always tailor our approach to your particular context, needs and organisation culture.


Asset-based approach

We make use of the most advanced and reliable tools and solutions to support our services. This enables us to be more efficient during delivery, enforce the use of standard auditable methods and provide transparency about our achievements and your results.

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