Lead Counsel, Data Privacy at Zoetis, Inc. in parsippany, New Jersey

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The Lead Counsel for Data Privacy has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of data protection in Zoetis. Together with the Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Information Security Officer, this counsel has overall strategic responsibility for data protection in Zoetis.


* Responsible for the Zoetis Global Data Protection (GDP) Program, including but not limited to daily operations of the GDP Program; design, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of policies and procedures; monitoring of the GDP Program compliance; implementation of a global data protection training program; data mapping coordination; data incidents management, tracking and investigation; data subjects rights requests management; DPIA (data protection impact assessment) coordination; cookies and consents management; notifications to and interactions with the data protection authorities.

* Strategic partner to the Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer for the development and implementation of the global data protection strategies and yearly objectives

* Preparation of reports and key metrics for senior management on data protection

* Preparation and review of intragroup data processing agreements, external data transfer agreements and data processing agreements with global vendors

* Coordinator of data protection support by the regional counsels, the compliance function and Information Technology colleagues

* Global monitor of legislative changes in relation to data protection

* Project lead for data protection initiatives


* JD degree or equivalent training and experience that qualifies the candidate to practice law in a jurisdiction in the sub-region

* Preferably certified Data Protection Officer (DPO)

* Preferably certified Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

* 6-7 years of legal experience required with a combination of meaningful experience in private legal practice and as a corporate data protection professional, preferably in a regulated business

* Experience working with individuals in a global organizational environment

* Demonstrated experience providing effective, practical guidance for implementation of data privacy legal requirements including the GDPR


* High level of technical understanding of information technology and Information Security

* High integrity

* Good business acumen and able to understand the competitive landscape, and constantly seeking ways to enhance the company s competitive position

* Ability to work in complex and a challenging international environment, independently and as part of a team

* Ability to forge strong partnerships at multiple levels and with multiple groups

* Ability to exercise independent thinking while communicating a collaborative attitude

* Strong written and verbal communication, analytical, organizational, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills

* Ability to provide concise, pragmatic and timely advice to the business whilst understanding the commercial and legal aspects

* Ability to work effectively in a global environment

* Ability to learn about the different cultures

* Change agent with a strong continuous improvement orientation

* Ability to combine a strategic mindset with a hands-on, proactive approach and to take initiatives where necessary

* Willingness to handle various projects regardless of their scope

* Ability to duly and timely manage significant workload and priorities and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

* Ability to work under time and workload pressure

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Domestic and international travel

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @zoetis.com . In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis..