Director Corporate Counsel (Privacy)

Director Corporate Counsel (Privacy)

Edwards Lifesciences

Prague, Czech Republic

Job Purpose:

The Director Corporate Counsel (Privacy Counsel) position will have responsibility for privacy legal guidance within the Europe/Middle East/Africa/Canada (EMEAC) region and strategic oversight of the company’s global privacy program. The position is based in Prague, Czech Republic.

The successful candidate will facilitate the business objectives of Edwards by providing practical, timely and effective legal counsel, while minimizing potential legal risks. In cooperation with senior attorneys and senior management, the successful candidate will serve as a subject matter expert, providing high-quality guidance and support to Edwards’ business functions on strategic enterprise-level projects within the healthcare privacy space, such as:

  • Management of the corporation’s GDPR compliance and data protection programs for the EMEAC region, interaction with Edwards data governance and IT Security teams on planning, privacy by design and implementation of data protection and security measures;
  • Oversight of the company’s global privacy and data protection program, including the development and enhancement of policies, programs, and training;
  • Development of contractual provisions regarding privacy and data protection for the EMEAC region;
  • Development of training for business stakeholders on various privacy and data protection topics;
  • Preparation of privacy impact assessments and records of processing activities as needed to support business objectives;
  • Monitoring of legislative developments on data protection, and collaboration with Government Affairs and industry groups on influencing such legislation.

Other essential job functions include:

  • Coordinating with and managing external counsel as required for advice in several jurisdictions;
  • Working in close cooperation with other in-house counsel to coordinate and streamline efforts for global efficiency;
  • Close collaboration with European business partners to understand business needs and advance appropriate solutions;
  • Taking primary responsibility for specific projects and/or client groups on matters of moderate to significant complexity;
  • Developing a thorough understanding of and familiarity with Edwards’ business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and using this knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to Edwards business partners;
  • Performing special assignments or projects if necessary;
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Proficient in English and at least one additional European language e.g. French or German (written and spoken);
  • Significant demonstrated experience and expertise in privacy/data protection requirements;
  • At least 8 years of related experience in a top tier law firm and/or as in-house counsel, preferably with substantial experience of working cross-jurisdiction ally;
  • Experienced and capable to work in matrix organization and in a multi-cultural international environment;
  • Decision-making ability and experience;
  • Problem solver – able to find practical solutions and provide practical guidance;
  • Accountable and hands-on, self-starter and results-oriented;
  • Desire to deeply understand products and business;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to gain the trust of and form solid relationships with business partners in various functions as well as Legal Department colleagues;
  • Able to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously;
  • Experience with European requirements for privacy and data protection, including GDPR and country-level requirements;
  • Licensed and admitted to practice law in one European country preferred.

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