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Manager, Legal Counsel - Global Data Protection

Reference: JR066081
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Manager, Legal Counsel - Global Data Protection

Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business but that doesn't mean we can't have fun whilst we do it.

With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!

Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for a Data Protection expert to join our legal team as a Manager, Data Protection in our Global HQ in Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

The Role

ICONs Legal team has been recognised by the GC Powerlist as one of the best in house teams in Ireland.

We have a dedicated data Protection legal team made up of expert data protection lawyers. The team supports the business and its affiliates by providing advice on data protection matters, monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, training the ICON community, maintaining documentation related to data processing and acting as the contact point on data privacy matters for ICON, clients, vendors and regulators.

  • Advising on compliance with relevant laws, national guidelines, codes and best practices in relation to data protection
  • Monitoring compliance with policy and procedures as required including undertaking and advising on data protection audits and privacy impact assessments with the assistance of ICON QA, IT Security, Clinical Operations and/or Internal Audit;
  • Ensuring ICON entities maintain up-to-date annual registrations with applicable national authorities;
  • Advising on international transfers of personal data;
  • Advising ICON entities including staff on their obligations in relation to regulatory obligations and monitoring compliance with regulations;
  • Advising on and drafting data protection contractual provisions in agreements with clients, vendors and sites as well as on terms and conditions for use of ICON products and services;
  • Drafting and revision/updating of internal policies, codes of conduct and procedures;
  • Preparing and delivering data protection training to staff;
  • Advising in relation to data/security breaches and management of both clinical data (ICON as data processor) and other data where ICON acts as data controller;
  • Advising on specific data protection aspects of ICON corporate and commercial initiatives including vendor selection;
  • Staying current with global privacy laws and practices.
  • Maintaining records of processing activities
  • Assist in responding to data protection breaches and incidents;
  • Act as a point of contact for supervisory and regulatory authorities on issues related to the processing of personal data.

What you need

  • Qualified lawyer with 4+ years PQE
  • Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (or similar certification)
  • A comprehensive grasp of the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Superior English written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven experience in addressing Data Protection matters (preferably in the Pharmaceutical/CRO/Biotech industry).
  • Working knowledge of PC Applications (Excel, Microsoft Word, Windows).
  • Ability to independently evaluate complex issues and utilize judgment to sort through diverse opinions to achieve consensus.
  • Strong qualitative/quantitative analytical skills.
  • Proven team player with demonstrated leadership and/or consultation skills.
  • Ability to synthesize information and present/summarise conclusions and recommendations.
  • Due to the nature of this position it may be required for the employee to travel. Therefore, dependent on the employee's location, the employee may be required to possess a valid Drivers license.

Why join us?

Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Manager, Legal Counsel - Global Data Protection, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/colour/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin


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