Mars UK • London, London, United Kingdom

IT Audit Senior Manager- Data Privacy

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

IT Audit Senior Manager- Data Privacy

Location: Paddington, UK

Hybrid Working- 50%

Travel Globally up to 20%

Our IT Audit Senior Manager for Data Privacy will oversee complex-level professional internal audit work across all Mars segments with a particular focus on data privacy. Work involves leading audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; and providing key input to developing the risk-based annual internal audit plan, with a focus on data privacy.

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally a bachelor’s degree in MIS, finance, accounting, or a similar field and preferably possessing or working towards a privacy certification (e.g., CIPT, CIPP, CIPM, CDPSE)
  • Proven audit experience, at a major accounting or IT consulting firm.
  • Extensive audit or project experience related to data privacy is required.
  • Expertise in privacy policies, regulations, privacy or technology law, policy, and programs.
  • Experience in privacy controls testing, issue management, and remediation.
  • Strong command of data privacy principles and solid foundational understanding of key industry-leading regulations including GDPR, CCPA, etc.
  • Ability to audit against data privacy standards and data handling procedures that integrate with key business processes.
  • Highly skilled in planning and project management and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Working internationally and experience in managing small teams.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and presenting findings and recommendations for improvement to managers at each location, as well as other senior managers.
  • Considerable skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with colleagues and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with concepts including design thinking, user-centricity, and agile are preferred.
  • Experience auditing consumer packaged goods, manufacturing companies, or medical service companies is desirable.
  • Good command of written and spoken English is a must.
  • Additional language skills are highly preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop the data privacy audit plan and act as a thought partner for the Global IT Audit Senior Director in preparing audit strategy for related technology audit areas to collectively form the annual, risk-based internal audit plan.
  • Directly manage the IT Audit Manager responsible for data privacy audit projects and consults across the organization to ensure systems comply with Mars privacy program standards.
  • Build strong partnerships with the Chief Privacy Officer and Privacy team, seeking input for annual planning and collaborating on audit results and risks.
  • Lead the planning, scoping, and execution of audit and consulting projects, including guiding the development of new audit work programs in data privacy.
  • Supervising the execution of multiple audit engagements simultaneously, and supporting the execution of highly complex, high visibility/impact projects, as needed.
  • Lead IA risk assessment of data privacy and participate in forums related to the evolution of controls and governance over data privacy.
  • Communicate or assist in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to senior management.
  • Develop and maintain productive team-oriented relationships within the team and across the organization through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Perform quality reviews of work papers and reports and ensure timely report completion.
  • Coaching and consulting business units, MGS, and Corporate on governance, risks, and controls.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose-driven company, where we’re striving to build the world, we want tomorrow.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry-competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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