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Legal Advisor, Data Privacy (Max Duration)

Req #: 1800150
Location: Boudry, Neuchatel CH
Job Category: Legal
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene Management SaRL
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Position summary:

Under the supervision of a Senior Director, Senior Legal Advisor, this individual will support the efforts of the Legal Department in implementing the privacy compliance strategy across the organization and providing legal advice to the business on Data Protection matters, with particular focus on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation. Must possess the ability to manage deadlines and priorities and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In coordination with the manager and the privacy team, support the implementation of the privacy and data protection program
  • Draft guidance documents regarding the processing of personal data
  • Draft and negotiate contracts with data privacy implications
  • Assess IT solutions and digital initiatives from data privacy perspective
  • Participate in Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Support the training and awareness exercises and initiatives
  • Draft Data Processing Agreements and Model Contracts for International Transfers of Personal Data
  • Draft and review privacy notices and informed consent forms
  • Provide support and advice to central departments and affiliates on data privacy matters
  • Monitor changes in legislation and send alerts to the law department and relevant stakeholders


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant international experience working with data privacy and data protection matters at a major law firm or consultancy company or at the regional or global headquarters of a company with a well-developed data protection function.
  • Good knowledge of European Data Protection Legislation.
  • Qualification as a lawyer is required, CIPP certification or equivalent is a plus
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical experience is a plus. 

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Law degree
  • Strong privacy and data protection background and knowledge of the key European Data Privacy/Protection Regulations
  • Experience in as an IT and data protection lawyer.  Pharma experience desirable
  • Experience in conducting Privacy Impact Assessments on operations of an organization
  • Ability to work in an international, multicultural and dynamic business environment
  • Interpersonal skills to work as a team-player and to effectively work with people of diverse rank and culture across a variety of business disciplines
  • Ability to quickly grasp business objectives, prioritize and organize work and handle multiple matters simultaneously.
  • A strong service orientation and positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent English language skills absolutely required, additional languages are advantageous
  • Ability to work autonomously and to develop effective business relationships with all areas of the organization

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