Salesforce

Corporate Counsel (Privacy EMEA)

Salesforce

March 31, 2021


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Job Category
Legal
Job Details
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Role:
This role will play a key role in Salesforce's Legal team working with cross-functional groups across the company and directly interfacing with Salesforce's customers on privacy and data protection-related issues in EMEA. This position will report to Salesforce’s London-based head of Privacy, EMEA and will be based in Salesforce’s offices in London. This individual will partner closely with the Privacy & Product Legal team and other teams within Legal in addition to various departments across the Company, including Security, Technology & Products, Government Affairs, Compliance, Communications, Marketing and Employee Success.
Responsibilities:
- Be a resident expert and resource on EMEA privacy and data protection laws including the General Data Protection Regulation and ePrivacy Directive/Regulation.
- Partner with the Commercial Legal team in customer negotiations, including supporting the drafting and negotiation of privacy related agreements.
- Work with customers, prospective customers and partners on privacy-related questions about using Salesforce services.
- Partner with members of the legal team, security team, technology team, other stakeholders and outside counsel to help ensure the company's compliance with laws, regulations and customer contracts.
- Counsel on privacy and security issues related to Salesforce’s use of vendors, marketing and sales activities, and employee matters.
- Conduct privacy assessments of business initiatives, manage privacy compliance documentation and support compliance certifications.
- Assist in developing and maintaining privacy policies and procedures.
- Assist in developing training materials and providing training to employees on privacy-related obligations.
- Work with our government affairs team to help influence EMEA privacy and data protection laws.
-Prepare content for website and other promotional privacy initiatives.
-Assist with strategic internal and external communications, including the development of talking points and slides.
Required Skills/Experience:
- European law degree from a highly regarded school.
- At least 4 years combined experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
- At least 2 years in-depth experience on European privacy and data protection issues.
- Fluent written and verbal English language skills required.
- Flexibility and understanding of the culture of a fast-paced, commercially oriented technology company.
- Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
- Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding work environment.
- Ability to maintain strong working relationships with internal clients.
- Experience working with and influencing senior leaders.
- Familiarity with technical concepts in Web applications/cloud computing.
- Collaborative team player combined with ability to work independently.
- Sound and practical business judgment.
- Sense of humor.
- Willingness to travel.
Desired Skills/Experience:
- Certified Information Privacy Professional or BCS/ISEB Data Protection Practitioner Certificate.
- Fluency or knowledge of German language is a plus.
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