Privacy Counsel – Cincinnati


Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Provide legal review and guidance on initiatives impacting privacy, data protection and security. Partner cross-functionally to inform, influence and advise on data uses and privacy strategies while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. Provide privacy and data security subject matter expertise to our other attorneys as they negotiate commercial deals involving use of personal information. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure that the company complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations related to privacy and data security
  • Provide expertise and guidance to legal colleagues (including product, employment and commercial counsel), Corporate Information Security, Procurement/Sourcing, product development and engineering teams
  • Identify and communicate the requirements of existing and new laws and/or regulations applicable to Kroger and any changes on a timely and ongoing basis
  • Respond to privacy and security-related customer, associate and regulatory inquiries and investigations, and draft regulatory filings, coordinating such responses with required positions
  • Draft external privacy notices and disclosures, and manage/update internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws regarding privacy and cybersecurity
  • Assist with enhancing, scaling and running the existing privacy program, including privacy operations and documentation; employee training; policy enforcement, monitoring and auditing; and incident response
  • Work with the Data Sharing Governance, Compliance, CIS and others to scope and perform data privacy risk assessments, contract reviews, mitigation and remediation, including data control design and monitoring, as well as the mitigation of privacy and security risks
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant consumer protection, privacy and data security laws and regulations, as well as on technological developments, threat vectors, and evolving industry standards
  • Interact with others in a professional, tactful and sensitive manner
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Other: Law Degree from accredited U.S. law school and admission to state bar; Juris Doctor and active membership in at least one state bar
  • 6+ years combined experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments
  • 2+ years of experience providing pragmatic and actionable advice to clients on various legal risks and obligations under privacy and data security laws in the U.S. or Europe (including GDPR)
  • Experience developing and implementing external privacy notices
  • Prior experience having advised on and managed internal policies and procedures on data use, security, and privacy
  • Ability to translate legal advice into actionable guidance for product, engineering, security, and business teams
  • Ability to work with IT professionals and knowledge of basic IT terms and concepts
  • Leadership experience working on strategic business initiatives and working with internal and external partners at all levels
  • Ability to work with large multi-stakeholder teams
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and communication skills with demonstrated legal and business judgment
  • Strong ethical compass and problem-solving skills
  • Experience advising on privacy and data security in commercial transactions a plus
  • Ability to build and manage a network of key stakeholder relationships
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Data Analytics or Cybersecurity
  • Education Level: J.D. Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
    Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

    Posting Notes: OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Legal || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None

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