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Job Title: Data Privacy Policy Counsel – Ethics & Compliance                                                       

Career Level: Manager 

Career Track: Corporate Function

Skill Track:  Legal

Job Summary:

Accenture is growing both organically and inorganically, and we are actively considering a significant number of targets each year for acquisition. The Data Privacy Policy Counsel – Ethics & Compliance supports this agenda by bringing data privacy expertise coupled with ventures & acquisition experience to the table, to manage related risk and help drive successful integration. This is a permanent and full time manager role filled by an experienced, expert data privacy professional. The successful candidate will have a strong legal background and be able to demonstrate experience in mergers & acquisitions. The role is part of Accenture’s Global Data Privacy Team, within Accenture’s Legal function, and reports to the Strategic Initiatives lead. Accenture has a preference to fill the role in continental Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • As part of the Strategic Initiatives functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s Global Data Privacy Team, the role has responsibility for our data privacy assessments of ventures & acquisition targets and also oversees post-merger integration activities as they relate to data privacy;
  • Maintain and enhance our program to assess data privacy aspects during due diligence, including respective due diligence questionnaires, instructing and working with outside counsel and liaising with other internal workstreams (IS, Marketing and Communications, HR, Offerings etc.);
  • Review material submitted in Virtual Data Rooms, coordinate with outside counsel, interview targets ‘management in order to assess risks and feasibility of the operation, negotiate warranties and representations in the Share Purchase Agreement;
  • Maintain and further develop deep professional relationships with our ventures & acquisitions and geographic compliance & corporate legal teams to raise awareness of DP risks in a fast evolving area of law;
  • Support planning for rollout, and implementation of Accenture policies and standards related to data privacy (e.g. identify need for data protection officer function, execution of inter-company agreements, advice on the operations and offerings of targets, etc.);
  • Effectively manage and  work with a team of DP professionals in remote locations, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner.


              Reports to:  Associate Director or Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy.


              Key Relationships: 

  • Legal, including Leadership, Ventures & Acquisitions, Sales & Delivery, Geographic Compliance & Corporate;
  • Corporate Functions and business stakeholders;
  • Geographic leadership;
  • Related subject matter experts (e.g. security professionals).

Le tue caratteristiche

  • Education:  University degree (Master or comparable level) – legal. FIP/CIPP/CIPM or comparable privacy certifications strongly preferred.
  • Work Experience:  Minimum 5 years of experience in global data privacy function preferably in a major law firm and/or multinational corporation. Roles documenting strong project management and organizational skills would be considered a plus.
  • Work Requirements:   limited travel required as needed (<5%).  Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated command of data privacy and related laws and regulations at global level;
  • Proven experience in ventures and acquisitions projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends, explain issues in a practical, results focused manner, and curiosity for learning about new technology;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface, and develop relationships, with all levels of management and staff, work cross-culturally, and represent Accenture externally;
  • Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal management;
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure;
  • Flexibility to adapt to targets operating in different industries and people operating in different countries and cultures;
  • Experience in mergers, ventures, and acquisitions from a data protection/privacy focus.
  • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business.



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