Senior Director, Corporate Counsel * Privacy

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.

The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Job Summary (Primary function)

The Senior Director, Corporate Counsel, Americas Privacy Officer works closely with internal business partners to advise the business on privacy and data security requirements, controls, and best practices for contracts, projects, products, and services in North and South America.

Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)

Develop and execute the Americas Privacy Plan in connection with the development and implementation of technology, processes, products and services coupled with evolving privacy and data protection laws in North and South America.

Perform legal analysis of Americas Privacy Assessments ensuring appropriate contract language and transfer requirements are in place (as applicable).

Serve as de facto DPO in Americas (including managing Americas privacy incidents and responding to data subject requests).

Maintain/implement privacy language as needed for Americas contract templates.

Draft, develop, and implement data subject information notice and consent documents.

Assist US and Canadian Legal team members with review of data protection notices and contract language.

Remain current on existing and evolving North and South American countries' privacy and data protection laws including but not limited to HIPAA, HITECH, CCPA/CPRA, PIPEDA, PHIPA, LGPD, PDPL and provide advice as needed to assigned business groups.

Assist/work with Global Privacy Officer, Data Protection Officers, and Cybersecurity with on data incident response, including assisting with preparation of required notifications pursuant to breach notification laws

Assist with the drafting of privacy and information security policies, procedures, training materials and the like.

Coordinate with outside counsel to advise clients on privacy and security matters.

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

J.D degree as well as membership in good standing in at least one state bar.

A minimum of five (5) years of applicable law practice experience.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or life sciences industry.

Significant experience in privacy and data protection, solid working knowledge of global data protection laws, liability issues, contract preparation and negotiation.

Knowledge of data classification, data mapping and data management methodologies desired.

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or other related certification strongly preferred.

Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent organization, project management, and prioritization skills.

High level attention to detail, professionalism, integrity and ability to maintain confidences while working with sensitive, confidential information.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

Incyte Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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We appreciate, celebrate, and thrive on one another’s differences and strengths and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. By valuing diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and prohibiting all forms of harassment, we are able to promote a collaborative and innovative work environment in which everybody can contribute to their fullest potential.        



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Job Posting: 871089

Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

Updated On: Dec 07, 2021