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Manager Privacy Counsel

Posted 18 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
German (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

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The Manager Global Privacy is tasked with the delivery and completion of all activities included in the services provided by Global Privacy (data protection impact assessments, privacy contracts, Global Privacy driven projects or initiatives, external complaints response, etc.). They are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of assigned activities, coordinating and executing independently throughout all phases of the assigned activity and ensures appropriate quality, documentation and communication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments: Complete and document Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments within the pre-defined framework. Produce, verify and negotiate with internal or external stakeholders necessary deliverables (e.g. data processing agreements) and coordinate with external counsel as necessary.
  • Privacy Risk Management: Engage with business owners and obtain their commitment for risk mitigation related to risk identified within activities assigned to them.
  • Personal Data Breaches: Analyse and assess incoming personal data breaches per a pre-defined assessment schema and escalate a verified personal data breach to the Global Privacy management team.
  • Individual Complaints: Coordinate or execute fact finding related to the history of any complaint and highlight the privacy impact, the root cause and the related risk for adidas and provide a proposal for resonse letters related to complaints submitted by individual persons.
  • Privacy Trainings: Provide training or awareness activities to special business audiences. Identify and report exisiting needs for training. Create training materials.
  • Privacy projects: Coordinate the delivery of individual initiatives and execute complex tasks within major projects as assigned. Engage with and support external project or program managers or subject matter experts.

Key Relationships:

  • Global Privacy Department
  • Wider Global Privacy Community
  • Global Legal Function
  • Peers within the business
  • Project Managers
  • Management
  • External counsel and/or consultants
  • Suppliers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English; German language fluency a plus
  • Comfortable with information technology topics
  • Good interpersonal skills, incl. with regard to business diplomacy, sensitivity mediation, influencing, attendance, stakeholder management, communication style and integrity
  • Diligent working practice
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law Degree
  • Master degree in law (or equivalent) / alternatively master degree or equivalent in a relevant area / Full law qualification ((Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen, master degree in law or equivalent & eligible for bar admisstion) a plus
  • 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Solid and proven record in the area of privacy
  • Working experience in large international companies in a similar industry a plus
  • Relevant international privacy certification a plus (CIPP, CIPM, etc.)

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