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Director - Data Protection

Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: 0, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Director of Data Protection to be responsible for developing and leading Leggett & Platt’s global personal and consumer data protection and privacy strategy. The Director will develop and manage a global data protection team, including Leggett’s GDPR Data Protection Officer. This position reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer.  The primary location for this position is flexible within the United States.  

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a privacy program for consumer and personal data; and deploy required resources, policies, and procedures
  • Evaluate, lead, and ensure global compliance for GDPR, CCPA, and other applicable privacy laws
  • Monitor and respond to regulatory changes through regular review and revision of policies/documentation and internal procedures, ensuring compliance with global privacy laws
  • Implement a vendor management process for ensuring that all agreements have appropriate data security and privacy terms
  • Work with operations and product development teams to ensure company products comply with applicable privacy laws
  • Develop and maintain a breach management program
  • Review data mapping and lead privacy audit activities
  • Partner with Leggett leadership to implement and manage new processes for data handling for compliance with laws and internal policies
  • Provide periodic reporting to corporate leadership, the CEO, and Board, as necessary
  • Lead training efforts to increase employee knowledge of company privacy policies, data handling practices and procedures, and legal requirements
  • Communicate with regulators, vendors, and potentially the media
  • Develop relationships with regulators and other government officials responsible for privacy and data security issues



  • A Bachelor's degree and/or graduate degree in general business, data sciences, or regulatory compliance
  • At least 5+ years of experience in the privacy profession with an in-depth knowledge of global privacy laws and experience building, implementing, and managing a global privacy program
  • Strong knowledge of global privacy laws including GDPR and CCPA
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a multi-national privacy team
  • Must be resourceful and creative with a roll-up your sleeves mentality
  • Displays stamina, energy, and is committed to personal development for self and others throughout the organization
  • Excellent analytical and judgement skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and externally to vendors, partners, the media, and regulators
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and changing requirements
  • Excellent change management skills with the ability to develop strategy, evaluate efficacy, influence stakeholders, drive implementation, and measure success
  • Travel required (Approximate): 25%+

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more. 


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 23,000 employee-partners in 145 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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