Job Description

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Information Governance group serves as the legal arm of the organization’s global privacy program, including but not limited to, daily operations of the program, implementation, maintenance of policies and procedures, monitoring program compliance, and training.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Privacy Function

  • Assist with managing the comprehensive global privacy program that defines, develops, maintains and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected information across the organization.
  • Serve as a resource to Gilead’s contracting functions to ensure successful negotiation of data privacy related contract terms in its operational agreements across a wide spectrum of vendors typical to the biopharma industry.
  • Manage procedures for vetting and auditing vendors for compliance with the privacy and data security policies and legal requirements.
  • Support coordination with appropriate regulating bodies to ensure that programs, policies and procedures are consistent with law and regulations.
  • Advise on best practices and compliance with global privacy and data protection laws, including by supporting a privacy by design approach and overseeing legal and regulatory aspects of data collection and use, privacy disclosures and transparency, data security and breaches, and the use of location-based services, biometrics and emerging technologies.

Incident Response

  • Support process for receiving, documenting, investigating and reporting unauthorized access or disclosure of protected information.

Policies and Training

  • Maintain corporate privacy policies, procedures, and infrastructure.
  • Assist in the development of and deliver privacy training materials and other communications to increase employee understanding of company privacy policies, data handling practices and procedures and legal obligations.
  • Coordinate with business teams to ensure awareness of best practices on privacy and data security issues.
  • Serve as privacy resource to the organization regarding release of information and to all departments for all privacy related issues.
  • Work with attorneys and contract specialists on data privacy related contract terms, develop standard fall back positions and escalation processes for its operational agreements.


  • JD with preferred minimum 4 years privacy experience.
  • CIPP certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of U.S. and European privacy laws regulations and best practices.
  • Knowledge and legal experience with related to information governance.
  • Proven track record of project and process development, implementation and project management.
  • Results-oriented, proactive, responsible and pragmatic with a passion to solve complex problems in creative, efficient and cost-effective way and to translate global compliance environments into actionable policies and processes that enable business objectives.
  • Experience working in complex organizational context, often without formal authority in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Ability to understand and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Must be admitted to the California bar or another U.S. state bar and in good standing.

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