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Ankura Senior Director, Data & Technology, Data Privacy in Kansas

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview

Ankura’s Data Privacy Practice offers a full-service suite of data privacy solutions for clients, regardless of industry or size. Our experts assess data privacy risk and readiness relative to existing and emerging privacy regulations and help organizations build and mature their privacy programs.

Role Overview

Our Privacy practice is a rapidly growing part of the Data & Technology segment of our business. The Senior Director will help our clients address their data privacy challenges, including conducting privacy risk assessments, creating policies and procedures, building data inventories, reviewing, and interpreting regulatory changes, developing consumer response processes, implementing technology, and assisting organizations through privacy related regulatory investigations.

This is a remote based position.


  • Lead day-to-day activities of engagements including interaction with other team members, subject matter experts, external counsel, and client contacts.

  • Manage all facets of client engagements, including project planning, work stream supervision, budgeting, and billing.

  • Create project status summaries, reports, metrics, written analyses, assessments, and other presentations of work performed.

  • Create and update policies and procedures to support compliance with various regulations.

  • Actively participate in and lead internal and external team meetings including client assessments, presentations, and status meetings.

  • Manage time and tasks to meet internal and external deadlines.

  • Develop privacy program strategy for client engagements, using a privacy framework and supported by a working knowledge of applicable privacy regulations and requirements.

  • Mentor practice members to enable their professional development and continued growth.

  • Develop standardized metrics, methodologies, and other work product to be delivered by client project teams.

  • Oversee delivery of engagements related to Privacy Technology implementations, integrations, and configurations; privacy by design; Software / Solution Development Lifecycle (SDLC) integration; privacy source code analysis; website and application compliance; and Privacy Technology training and adoption.

  • Develop and deploy methodologies to advise clients on integrating data protection by design principles to the SDLC, including requirements elicitation, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and ongoing administration and maintenance.

  • Develop and deploy methodologies to advise clients on applying consent models to cookies, pixels, beacons, and other tracking technologies for websites and mobile applications.

  • Develop and deploy website scanning strategies and technologies; recommend and implement technical measures to support compliance with consent and preference management obligations.

  • Develop integration strategies between privacy technologies and privacy-adjacent solutions such as those used by Human Resources, Enterprise Architecture, Analytics, Marketing, and other business functions.

  • Develop and deploy anonymization, pseudonymization, and encryption capabilities to support privacy obligations.

  • Conduct/lead client interviews, ensure that the team develops appropriate pre-meeting materials and conducts background research, and mentor practice members in client environments.

  • Build relationships with other Ankura professionals and participates in industry events where subject matter expertise is requested.

  • Interact with Ankura team members in the US and within global business groups to ensure client needs are met.

  • Ensure clients are provided high-quality services from all levels of the team and provide an appropriate level of oversight and review of client reports and deliverables.

  • Maintain a professional image within the company and project the same to those outside of the company.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a solid academic performance

  • 7+ years of experience managing large, complex data privacy or compliance engagements

  • 7+ years of experience in a consulting environment preferred

  • Knowledge and experience developing and managing key privacy deliverables such as: Data inventory registers, Privacy impact assessments, Privacy training, Cookies solution

  • Deep knowledge of privacy regulations and frameworks (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA) and their practical implementation.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading, managing, and developing a team of privacy consultants or professionals.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to explain complex privacy concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Project management experience including understanding of project life cycles (PMP or other project management certifications)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify privacy risks and develop practical solutions.

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification (preferred)

  • Demonstrated thought leadership through publications, presentations, or contributions to industry forums.

  • Willingness and flexibility to travel as required

If you are passionate about privacy, possess exceptional leadership skills, and have a track record of delivering high-quality privacy consulting services, we would love to hear from you. Join our team and make a significant impact on privacy practices across industries.

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $110,000 to $240,000; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.




Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email accommodations@ankura.com or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,800 professionals serving 3,000+ clients across 55 countries who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative Lateral Thinking That Deliversᵀᴹ, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivalled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Valueᵀᴹ. For more information, please visit, ankura.com.