Lead Regulatory Counsel

Lead Regulatory Counsel

SAP

Prague, Czech Republic

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The primary responsibility of the Lead Regulatory Counsel is to help develop the architecture and provide legal analysis on regulatory compliance projects and help shape the evolution of SAP’s end-to-end compliance management process. This role reports to the Head of the IRO and will work closely and in a collaborative fashion with colleagues in Security, Data Protection & Export Control, Government Relations, as well as Product Development, Cloud Operations, and Operating Lines of Business.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

  • Provide practical, business-minded legal analysis to cross-functional teams on the impact of new and proposed rules and regulations;
  • Help lead regulatory compliance projects, including architecting goals, managing stakeholders and surfacing strategic decisions to the right decision-makers;
  • Actively shape the evolution of the end-to-end regulatory compliance management process at SAP, including working with cross-functional teams who identify risk areas and develop systems, policies, and procedures to manage and mitigate them;
  • Think creatively to provide solutions that are repeatable and scalable;
  • Effectively share knowledge and lessons learned within the IRO team and related teams, including through the creation of resources and trainings;
  • Work with related teams, especially Government Affairs, SGS, Corporate Legal, Data Privacy and Export Control, Field Legal, and Strategic Business Services, to integrate with existing and emerging compliance practices and tools;
  • Advise SAP on working within the law to offer excellent products and services.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • Brings rich experience and strong expertise in regulatory compliance in one or more fields such as data protection, telecommunication, cybersecurity, export control, encryption, mandatory security certification/audit and law enforcement assistance laws;
  • Understands business models and regulatory landscape for cloud businesses;
  • Writes well, with experience in drafting policies, and public communications;
  • Has demonstrated expertise in structured analysis of regulatory materials, connecting the relevant regulatory requirements to associated areas of product business, cloud operations, and business processes and operations in genera;
  • Excited to work with a diverse group of colleagues from different skills backgrounds;
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills. Partners well with clients, maintaining frequent and open communication, to understand their business requirements and the impact regulations have or will have on the relevant product and/or service;
  • Has good project coordination skills. In particular, experience with product counseling, compliance projects and leadership in cross-functional teams is valued;
  • Ability to lead without formal authority across various organizations, regions/countries, cultures;
  • Strong team player and networker, able to connect and integrate people with different skills and backgrounds;
  • Internal stakeholder-focused and service orientated.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 7+ years working as an attorney or in-house counsel, with 2-5 years supporting matters related to regulatory compliance;
  • Experience in cloud businesses and/or information security is a plus.

EDUCATION

  • J.D. or equivalent law degree from an accredited university, further technical degrees or certifications (e.g., from IAPP) is a plus.

Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are required.

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