Senior Data Privacy Counsel USA

Posted 01 Nov 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 199655


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

Acting as the business partner and senior counsel for data privacy in the US in exciting times. In coordination with Group Data Privacy, you develop, implement, maintain and improve the Data Privacy Management System and adopt it to new requirements in the US, like the Californian CCPA. You act as a strategic driver for data privacy in a country with high responsibility for the entire group. You support and coordinate the local roll-out of global policies, processes, and guidelines and adjust them to the new and developing local requirements. You advise and report to the senior management in the US and serve as primary contact in data privacy issues for all US entities. In addition, you keep an eye on local legal trends and interact with the global privacy network. You work with the competent authorities in relevant cases. You provide guidance to the departments of the company, develop new concepts for broader awareness, and negotiate with external partners and customers.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in law (or equivalent)
  • At least 10 to 13 years of job experience with a minimum of 5 years in data privacy, preferably in a large company, law firm, or international environment
  • High level of knowledge in US privacy regulations
  • Business oriented in interactions with senior management and other stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Life Science, Healthcare or Chemical industry knowledge preferred
  • European GDPR knowledge preferred


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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