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Director, Evangelist, Privacy & Data Protection – San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Solutus Legal Search
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Director, Evangelist, Privacy & Data Protection - San Francisco Bay Area


Do you love the cutting-edge world of Privacy? Are you a leader who loves working with teams and serving as the go-to expert on all things Privacy? If so, this is…hands down…the perfect role for you!

Our client, a market-leading technology company with an award-winning legal department has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to partner with the executives in its search to hire a specialist in privacy and data protection in cloud-based operations and services.  This specialist will have 8-10+ years of relevant experience. S/he will be part of the legal team and will report to the company’s Chief Privacy Officer/Vice President of Legal, but does not need to hold a J.D.

This expert will be the company’s face for customers and partners worldwide on global data privacy issues and regulatory compliance.  This role will provide a highly visible platform for privacy issues critical to digital transformation.  The specialist will also act as a privacy and data protection evangelist and develop the company’s strategy and vision in that domain.  The ideal candidate must possess deep experience as a privacy and data protection expert, including prior work that had external visibility in the technology sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Speaking for the company to customers, partners and at industry conferences and other events, on global privacy and data protection laws and regulatory frameworks, including GDPR.
  • Conducting customer workshops with the company sales and technical teams and helping to develop business opportunities.
  • Providing thought leadership and published content to deepen and broaden the company’s prominence in its sector.
  • Partnering with the data privacy counsel in the Legal Department for interactions with Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) worldwide.
  • Building and training a network of speakers who can communicate effectively with customers and partners about privacy and data protection topics, and how the company products support customer data privacy initiatives.
  • Leading efforts to ensure the company has a consistent message around privacy and data protection with customers and partners.
  • Coordinating the development and delivery of privacy and data protection workshops and other customer-facing engagements.
  • Advising on privacy and data protection terms and conditions in contracts and agreements.
  • Collaborating with diverse internal teams on the company’s privacy and data protection programs, policies and compliance requirements and obligations.
  • Participating in the development of employee training on privacy and data protection issues, and the use of company products.

Privacy certification from IAPP CIPP/US or non-US equivalent is required.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly qualified privacy professional to work at the forefront on cutting-edge issues in a quickly developing high-visibility field.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search.  Interested candidates must submit resumes to Solutus at search@solutuslegal.com.

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