Data Privacy Counsel (d/f/m) Switzerland

Posted 28 Nov 2019

Vaud - all, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 200896



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 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.


Your role: Acting as the business partner and counsel for data privacy in Switzerland in exiting times. In coordination with the Group Data Privacy Office, you develop, implement, maintain and improve the Data Privacy Management System and adopt it to new legal requirements in Switzerland. 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 local needs. You advise and report to the senior management in Switzerland as well as to the Group Data Privacy Officer and serve as primary contact in data privacy issues for all Swiss 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 all relevant cases. You provide guidance to all departments of the company, develop new concepts for broader awareness, and negotiate with external partners and customers.


Who you are:

  • Graduate degree in law (or equivalent)
  • Several years of job experience with a minimum of 3 years in data privacy, preferably in a large company, law firm, or international environment
  • High level of knowledge in Swiss and European (GDPR) privacy regulation
  • Business oriented in interactions with senior management and other stakeholders
  • Business-fluent English skills and knowledge of at least one other Swiss language (German or French)

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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