Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer
Region: La Hulpe, Kontich or Ghent
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO0705
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

At Unifiedpost Group, our mission is to make business easy and smart by helping organisations build strong digital connections with their customers and suppliers. Our cloud-based open network of consumers and organisations - small or large, local or global - promotes collaboration, digital interactions, document exchanges, payments and cash flow optimisation. It also enables us and our partners to create additional data-driven services to help organisations grow.

In our trusted network we equip every verified participant with the right tools to digitalise and automate business processes including order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes. Those tools range from smart mobile and web applications over software integrations all the way to fully documented APIs.  

Our vision is to become the leading digital one-stop shop solution for administrative, financial, and payment processes and communications between parties.


As DPO, you will ensure Unifiedpost Group and its affiliates comply with various data protection legislations. You will work closely with the Head of legal and the management. You will be responsible for ensuring that Unifiedpost adheres to all legal standards as well as internal policies and procedure. The GDPR compliance program will be your biggest challenge. You will advise and assist business in order to guarantee compliance of personal data processing.


As DPO you will among others:

  • Follow up on the Privacy Compliance Program.
  • Informing and advising the company and employees how to be GDPR compliant and how to comply with other data protection laws.
  • Managing internal policies and making sure the company is following them through.
  • Raising awareness and providing staff training for any employees involved with processing activities.
  • Providing advice regarding data protection impact assessments and monitor its performance.
  • Giving advice and recommendations to the company about the interpretation or application of the data protection rules.
  • Handling complaints or requests by the institutions, the data controller, data subjects.
  • Monitoring compliance with GDPR or other data protection laws and reporting any failure to comply with the GDPR or applicable data protection rules.
  • Identifying and evaluating the company’s data processing activities.
  • Cooperating with local supervisory authorities.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining the records of processing activities (ROPA).
  • Review, update or draft privacy notices.
  • Give support on data breach notifications.
  • Participate in audits and ensure increased compliance or the area of data protection.
  • Assist the Business in the negotiation of data processing agreements.

We are also looking for someone who’s open to do other compliance related tasks in relation to our Compliance program.

We would be happy to see

In your role of Data Protection Officer, you are clearly a dynamic team player who combines solid strategic thinking with an innovative and creative approach. We highlight the following qualities:

  • You have obtained a Master in Law;
  • You have preferably between 3 and 7 years of relevant experience, gained in a law firm and preferably also as in-house counsel;
  • You have an excellent knowledge of Belgian, European & International regulations in the scope of Privacy and Data Protection.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver autonomously the job tasks and responsibilities;
  • You are organised, methodical, with a keen eye for and attention to detail;
  • You have a flexible, open-minded and international mindset;
  • You have strong communication skills in English, in French and/or Dutch;

This is what you win

We offer a market-conformed gross salary that reflects your skills and experience. Furthermore we offer an insurance package (hospitalisation and pension benefits) and a company car including fuel- or charging pass. We provide a net expense allowance, additional vacation days and flexible hours with home based- working possibilities to allow our employees a healthy work- life balance.‍

We offer a varied job with lots of changes, plenty of opportunities to develop yourself and learn each day. You will work in an international environment with a great working environment and nice colleagues. Besides flexibility and autonomy in your day to day tasks, we offer challenging projects that make a difference.

Unifiedpost Group is offering more and more services that require a great deal of trust from our customers. As a result, all roles within any of the companies of the Unifiedpost Group are subject to some form of a background check. For most roles, this will involve a simple identity and degree verification. For other roles, we might be required to also verify your criminal record and employment history.

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