Country Privacy Advisor

As A Country Privacy Advisor you will play a strategic part in the Privacy Centre of Excellence here in GSK. Come and join the team! Together we can serve our GSK colleagues to enable them to help patients and consumers around the globe to do more, feel better and live longer!

The Country Privacy Advisor (CPA) will oversee implementation of a fit for purpose compliance program and internal controls framework for all data protection related matters in accordance with Laws and Regulations in the United States and in accordance with the instructions of the Regional Privacy Officer. The Country Privacy Advisor provides leadership in driving local compliance activities across all Business Units, being the primary contact of local Regulators and building an effective partnership with other CPAs globally. Further, the CPA operationalizes the privacy compliance program and manages daily privacy activities.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

Enterprise Country Compliance
1. Drive the deployment of the enterprise-wide privacy compliance program locally in line with all GSK's internal policies, regulations and timelines set by the country laws and regulations in their countries.
2. Advise local process owners and project teams in applying the 'Privacy by design' principles at the outset of country projects and perform Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs).

3. Partner with local ethics and compliance officers to report on progress and gaps to the local Risk Management Compliance Boards (RMCBs) for each legal entity
4. Supporting the closure of local Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs) coming from PIAs, internal audits, external investigations, Independent Business Monitoring (IBM), regulatory changes
5. Routinely consults with and provides support requested by the RPO

Regulatory management: the CPA own the relationship with Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)
1. Respond to Enquiries and Complaints from data subjects or DPAs
2. Support the Business aligned Privacy Leaders (PLs) or Regional Privacy Officers (RPOs) to notify the Data Privacy Authority of breaches within applicable timeframes

Regional Governance: the CPA are active members of a Regional Network chaired by the RPO
1. Review the content of GSK Privacy Policy, SOPs, standards and training materials to ensure country-specific content and requirements are addressed and report back to the RPO

2. Create and share best practice materials to accelerate the adaptation of privacy culture within the United States and globally

Why you?Basic Qualifications:

  • CIPP US or equivalent certification in a privacy, compliance or security area (e.g. CISSP, CISA Currently a Data Protection Officer / Data Privacy Officer
  • Experience in designing controls and successfully managing Risks, Data protection Compliance while demonstrating knowledge of business operations, security and supporting information systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in interacting with regulators
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a highly matrixed organization
  • Ability to provide strategic advice as well as operational solutions.
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle highly confidential matters and exude the appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • Strong problem solving skills that are pragmatic, which demonstrates a strong understanding of business processes and information systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate Legal and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences


Preferred Qualifications:
  • If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
  • An excellent understanding of privacy regulations and their application to pharmaceutical business and the consequences of non-compliance
  • A practical experience of working in within a service-oriented organization with a clear understanding of who internal customers are and what constitutes tangible, successful deliverables in alignment with an ethics and compliance mindset.
  • Demonstrated confidence in challenging mind-sets, influencing senior business leaders and imposing an unwelcomed compliance decision when required.
  • Connected with peers in the industry to allow sharing of best practices


Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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