Senior Privacy Counsel, US – Newark

  • Full Time
  • Newark

Stryker Corporation

Position Summary:

Serves as a member of the Global Compliance and Privacy team. Responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of Strykers data protection and privacy strategy in the US. Leads the development and implementation of legal privacy strategies impacting commercial businesses and functions, provides leadership and direction within the global privacy, implements best practice standards and guidance, driving a privacy compliant culture. Provides strategic advisement to the business and functions on a wide range of privacy matters and issues, including but not limited to, the application of state and federal laws.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the development and implementation of the US legal and compliance strategy.
  • Provides leadership and strategic support for issues arising from Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIAs), crossborder data transfers, consent requirements and cookie compliance, and strategic commercial engagements.
  • Manages high-performing team of privacy professionals charged with coordinating providing practical advisement on US privacy issues Leads privacy support for business development and research and development activities, including advising on product development, third-party vendor risks, and data sharing arrangements.
  • Directs privacy related investigations and coordinates data breach responses.
  • Monitors, responds to, and proactively engages with industry associations, law makers, and regulators on developments in privacy law and regulation.
  • Establishes and supports, in partnership with Senior Legal and Compliance partners, contract management process to proactively identify, evaluate and manage risks and enable the organization to deliver sustainable business growth.
  • Oversees all aspects of the enterprise HIPAA strategy development and implementation, including but not limited to, the management of enterprise Business Associate responsibilities in partnership with IT, Security, and other key partners.
  • Coordinates with senior members of Stryker’s Legal and Corporate Communications teams to respond to inquiries from regulators, enforcement agencies, and other data privacy authorities.
  • Remains current in legal requirements and best data management practices, resources, and technology solutions, including active engagement with other industry peers and privacy professionals.
  • Provides regular reports on KPIs and metrics to Senior Privacy Counsel, Corporate Compliance Committee, Senior Business Leaders, Board of Directors, and other key stakeholder groups as needed Creates and leads a cross-functional privacy champion network/committee/council for the purpose of driving privacy awareness throughout the US divisions and functions and ensuring alignment between privacy risk management and business objectives.
  • Supports and advises on privacy implications of strategic partnerships, M&A activities and post-acquisition integrations.
  • Serves as a leader within the Global Privacy team supporting the recruitment, selection, training and on-going performance management of talent, providing input into the enterprise privacy strategy, and coordinating and managing resources to ensure planned objectives and goals are achieved.
  • Manages budget and spend including outside counsel to support program goals.

Education & Special Trainings:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or Comparable Degree required
  • Broad knowledge of relevant state and federal data privacy laws and regulations (e.g. HIPAA, CCPA)
  • Recognized Privacy Professional certification, law degree and/or in-house experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global privacy laws impacts on US businesses

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or qualified to practice in relevant jurisdiction required.
  • Recognized Privacy Professional certification, law degree and/or in-house experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about global privacy laws including but not limited to HIPAA, , Europes General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Recommended 6-8 years experience.
  • Demonstrates professional demeanor and executive presence.
  • Perceived as highly competent with developed business acumen and good judgment. Initiates, embraces and supports change in a dynamic environment.
  • Effectively inspires, educates and empowers others.
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively working cross-culture/cross-borders.
  • Oversees complex work which is well planned, communicated and completed with a high level of quality.
  • Well-developed ability to show discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Well-developed understanding of the budgeting process, expense and headcount management.
  • Well-developed understanding of business financials and reporting and ability to effectively allocate resources for maximum impact.

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Generally, involves sitting most of the time.
  • Must be able to operate common office equipment (e.g. computer, printer, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc.).
  • Must be able to review printed and handwritten materials.
  • Must be able to communicate telephonically and with large groups of people

Work From Home: Remote

Travel Percentage: 20%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer  M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.

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