Data Protection Officer

Premier Research Group Limited
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Data Protection Officer Contract: Permanent Location: Wokingham, UK OR located in one of our European Offices Premier Research helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We have positioned ourselves right in the middle of the action, targeting unmet needs in analgesia, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare diseases. Working at Premier Research means being an individual - you will be recognised for what you do and you will truly have an impact. You will be working in a friendly environment with colleagues who are genuinely supportive regardless of location or seniority. Premier Research is on an exciting journey - there is a true buzz throughout the company, so come and be part of it! We're looking for a talented and energetic Data Protection Officer to join our team! This role can be located in any of our European Offices. Imagine. Inspire. Innovate. Impact. With Us You'll be accountable for: - Developing , implementing, and managing the Company's Global Privacy and Data Protection (including GDPR) risk management and compliance framework and governance structure. - Monitoring changes in Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations globally to ensure Company adaptation and compliance, including all required country registrations. - Serving as the Company's subject matter expert on all Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations globally. - Preparing and presenting clear, accurate and timely reports on Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders, senior management and the Board of Directors/Audit Committee. - Providing leadership and strategic guidance to Departments/Business Units in the design and evaluation of Privacy and Data Protection related tools and projects (e.g., privacy-by-design). - Establishing a mechanism to track access and retention of protected health information maintained by the Company. - Privacy and Data Protection communications and training. - Collaborating with Information Technology to ensure alignment between Cyber Security and Privacy and Data Protection practices. - Collaborating with the contracting functions on Privacy and Data Protection matters related to customer and third party contracts. - Investigating complaints about breaches of applicable regulations. Maintaining a log of incidents of remedial actions. - Collaborating with other Company departments (e.g., Information Technology, Quality Assurance and Vendor Management) establishes an internal and external Privacy and Data Protection monitoring and audit program. - Participating in client meetings, sponsor audits and regulatory inspections for questions related to Privacy and Data Protection. - Managing a team of Privacy and Data Protection professionals and external consultants. You'll need this to be considered: - University degree required - Law degree and in-house legal experience preferred - IAPP certification(s) (CIPP, CIPM, CIPT) are a plus - Significant experience with U.S., European and international privacy program development and management, with particular emphasis in the healthcare and clinical research environments - Deep knowledge of US and European privacy and data protection laws, regulations and best practices - Innovative, forward-thinking and results-oriented with a passion to solve complex problems in a creative and pragmatic way and to translate laws and regulations into actionable policies and procedures that enable business objectives - Demonstrated ability to influence and drive internal and external stakeholders to a decision in a corporate environment - Ability to manage a team of privacy professionals - Demonstrated track record of strategic communication and writing skills - Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines and work effectively in a multi-functional, international team environment. - Excellent interpersonal skills and work ethic You must be eligible to live and work in the specified country in order to apply to this role.
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