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Director, Senior Privacy Counsel

New York, NY, USA | Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Senior Privacy Counsel is the first dedicated privacy role at HBC. Under the supervision of the Deputy GC, the Senior Privacy Counsel will provide the Company with legal guidance on enterprise privacy and data security practices and policies. In collaboration with Marketing, Tech, Information Security, and other cross-functional teams, the Senior Privacy Counsel will be entrusted to provide day-to-day counsel as well as recommendations on policies/compliance protocols to protect HBC, its customers, its employees, and other third party partners.

Who You Are:

Excellent communication skills; the ability to present clear and practical legal advice.

Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities

Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness

Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize and schedule workload; be team-oriented and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues

Ability to make reasoned decisions/recommendations and provide sound legal advice while considering the needs of the business

You Also Have:

JD required. Member in good standing of the bar. Practicing lawyer with 6-8 years of experience; with requisite minimum of 4 years at a reputable law firm providing legal counseling primarily on privacy matters. In-house experience is a plus but not required

Extensive data privacy knowledge and experience is essential; an interest in retail or experience within a B2C environment is desirable. CIPP/CIPM/CIPT certification (or equivalent) is also desirable

As The Director, Senior Privacy Counsel, You Will:

Advise on global (primarily North American) privacy requirements and compliance with emerging privacy and data security laws, including GDPR and CCPA

Draft and negotiate relevant data processing or other 3 rd party data transfer or protection agreements

Periodically evaluate and update business unit privacy policies

Develop global privacy training programs that are tailored for audience (stores, corporate) and geography

Identify and manage risks in a way that aligns to customer focus as well as business growth

Actively monitor and advise on local and global developments in privacy and data security

Drive awareness and accountability throughout the organization toward greater internal and external transparency consistent with goals of business

Your Life and Career at HBC:

Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!

Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.

A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.

Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).

An amazing employee discount.

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