Global Head, Data Privacy
Purpose of position
The Global Head, Data Privacy provides leadership and oversight of data privacy activities for Alcon affiliates worldwide, and sets the strategic direction for the Alcon privacy program.
The Global Head will ensure that an effective governance structure is in place that allows privacy-related risks to be identified and properly addressed.
In addition, the Global Head, Data Privacy will have primary responsibility for advising Alcon senior leadership, and for overseeing EMEA, including Swiss data privacy matters.
Lead and manage the Global Privacy function within Alcon
Establish and advocate for appropriate tools and resources to ensure compliance with international privacy laws and regulations
Develop and implement an international data transfer compliance plan to ensure lawful global data transfer
Serve as a primary point of contact to senior management, including the Alcon Executive Leadership Team, the Alcon Legal Leadership Team, and the EMEA leadership teams on data privacy issues
Build and maintain scientific and business expertise pertaining to Alcon’s businesses, in order to fully understand and support Alcon data privacy related business needs
Establish and maintain privacy request / complaint procedures
Provide training and oversight to associates who serve as part-time data privacy officers
Ensure that all associates receive role-appropriate training and education on data privacy matters
Drive the global privacy compliance program; set strategic direction and framework
Define data privacy specific auditing mechanisms to assess the handling of data privacy matters on group-level
Liaise with regional and country-level Alcon data privacy officers on regional and country-level data privacy matters
Coordinate the use of outside counsel to provide advice on privacy-related matters, to ensure effective and appropriate use of outside counsel
Monitor key external privacy-related legislation and legal developments, and provide proactive communication to Alcon senior management as appropriate
Represent Alcon externally with respect to relevant industry and privacy associations
About Alcon :
Alcon is the world leader in eye care and the second-largest division of Novartis. As the global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs.
We offer the broadest spectrum of surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care products to treat many eye diseases and conditions.
While meeting patients’ needs in every aspect of Eyecare, the diversity of the franchise model across Alcon gives associates the opportunity to experience a commercial environment spanning medical devices, primary and secondary care and OTC.
Alcon has one mission : to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better.
I came for the job, I stay for the culture’
The ideal candidate will have :
Degree Educated. Strong pref for a law degree from a US / EU law school. Also non-lawyer candidates with advanced profess degree in a relevant discipline (Masters or PhD in an IT-related field, e.g.)
English fluency required Other language skills are a plus German, French, or Spanish are particularly desirable
10+ years of relevant prior legal or other professional experience required, with a strong preference for prior privacy-
related experience in the medical device or healthcare data analytics industries
3+ years of experience managing geographically diverse and matrixed teams
Alcon and the Novartis Group of companies are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons