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Data & Privacy Manager, North America


Minneapolis, US

Job Family:  Legal
Country/Region:  United States
Data & Privacy Manager, North America 

We are seeking a highly motivated Data & Privacy Manager to join our North American Coloplast team to work on cutting edge data issues in the medical device/supply industry. This position will be based in Minneapolis and will provide subject matter expertise on a wide range of data and privacy matters. This role requires 5+ years of direct experience with a focus on complex data and privacy-related matters.

You will also be a member of our Global Business Ethics & Compliance team, where you will work with compliance colleagues from around the world in designing and aligning our global and local activities.


Major Areas of Accountability

  •       Establishes, advises, and coordinates Coloplast’s data protection compliance framework in the North American business units.
  •       Supports the Compliance Officer and Global Data Protection Officer, respectively, in strengthening Coloplast’s compliance and global data protection efforts.
  •      Designs, implements and maintains an adequate incident response and data breach notification procedure as required and in line with Coloplast’s policies, standards, and procedures.
  •      Monitors and communicates relevant developments in the region.
  •      Coordinates and provides guidance, assessments, training, and monitoring of the compliance and data protection control environments within the business units.
  •      Leads the design, creation, coordination, and implementation of policies, procedures and training addressing privacy issues in North America while serving on and supported by a global team.
  •       Provides guidance and negotiates data provisions contained in advertising, marketing and commercial agreements, including data rights agreements, data protection agreements, and data provisions.
  •       Assists compliance and legal team members on advising senior leadership on data policy issues and in connection with compliance matters for data and privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act and other data protection, data retention, data security, and data breach regulations.
  •      Handles other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  •        A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a strong interest in business metrics and operations.
  •        Minimum of 5 years professional experience on data protection compliance with a legal, compliance, risk management, audit or consulting background (ideally with a few years having been in the role of a privacy officer).
  •        Good knowledge of data protection requirements in the U.S. and Canada, with detailed knowledge of HIPAA, CCPA, state security and breach notification requirements, and GDPR, including cross-border data transfer requirements.
  •        Experience advising on privacy and data security law and compliance efforts, including the organization and coordination of privacy assessments, corporate policies and processes.
  •        In-depth knowledge of IT, web, and mobile ecosystems and their privacy and data use implications and risks.
  •        Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal and external clients.
  •        Strong analytical capabilities and judgment.
  •         Ability to make decisions and pivot quickly and fluidly, thinking practically and being solution oriented.
  •        A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature and calm. 
  •        Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  •        Ability to work independently and in a team environment with both the local and global Compliance and Legal teams and the information security teams.
  •        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  •         Prior corporate experience.
  •         A Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school and currently either licensed and in good standing to practice law in Minnesota or eligible to practice law under the Rules for Admission to the Bar of the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners Rule 10, House Counsel License.
  •         Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or other relevant certifications.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Coloplast is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) which means we employ and promote individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, status with regards to public assistance or any other protected classification.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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