Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Data Protection Officer

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Min. Exp. (Yrs)
    Advertised Location : Location
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
    Advertised Location : Address
    Spires House
    Advertised Location : Postal Code
    OX4 2RW
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    This opportunity is available in Oxford, United Kingdom.

    The role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is to ensure that Jazz Pharmaceuticals is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) of the European Union (EU).  The DPO will report to the SVP, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  Data Protection Officer responsibilities include advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its compliance with GDPR and natonal data protection laws within the EU, monitoring adherence to GDPR standards and acting as a point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects. The DPO will also work with the Chief Privacy Officer and other stakeholders to create policies that enforce compliance with legislation, to deliver effective trainings to employees to increase awareness of GDPR and data protection measures and to conduct audits and risk assessments of the company’s data processing activities.

    Essential Functions

    • Foster a data protection culture within the organization and help to implement essential elements of the GDPR, such as the principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, data protection by design and by default, records of processing activities, security of processing, and notification and communication of data breaches
    • Act as point of contact on data protection issues with EU residents, supervisory authorities and internal teams
    • Identify and evaluate the company’s data processing activities
    • Provide advice and instructions on how to conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
    • Monitor data management procedures and compliance within the company
    • Work with stakeholders in functions across the company to ensure privacy by design at all levels
    • Maintain records of the company’s data processing operations, including actions taken by the company in connection with advice provided by the DPO
    • Ensure that the company addresses all queries from data subjects within legal timeframes
    • Liaise with vendors and other organisations that process data on the company’s behalf
    • Develop, implement and maintain data protection policies and procedures
    • Work with internal and external partners to conduct periodic audits and risk assessments to determine whether the company’s data processing procedures comply with regulations
    • Consult with the Chief Privacy Officer and IT Security staff on procedures for handling data privacy incidents
    • Develop and implement training on GDPR compliance for all relevant employees
    • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments and communicate relevant information on legal requirements to members of company management

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Solid knowledge and professional experience in dealing with national and European data protection laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR are required
    • Work experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry and knowledge of data processing operations common to the industry are strongly preferred
    • Familiarity with privacy and security risk assessment and best practices, privacy certifications/seals, and information security standards certifications
    • Sound understanding of and familiarity with information technology programming and infrastructure, and information security best practices, audits and risk assessments
    • Ability to communicate effectively with data subjects, data protection authorities and other controllers and processors across national boundaries and cultures
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the highest levels of management and decision-making within the company as well as with the broader employee population
    • Ability and willingness to develop appropriate understanding of the processing operations carried out, as well as the information systems, and data security and data protection needs of the company
    • Ability to handle information and business affairs with secrecy and confidentially as appropriate
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a record of developing strong working relationships across the organization
    • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience;
    • Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving compliance and legal issues quickly and effectively
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
    • Periodic travel throughout the United States and Europe is required

    Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

    • Candidates with law degree are preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience dealing with privacy issues, either with a law firm, reputable consulting firm or an in-house legal department, with strong preference for past professional experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
    • Relevant technical certifications such as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or other relevant certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) preferred

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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