Counsel - Privacy

Pleasanton, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Privacy, Data Protection Job #: LEGA770166 Exp.: 7+ Years
The Legal Department is a group of talented attorneys and legal professionals who pride themselves on being trusted advisors, thought partners, and strategic problem solvers for the business. Our work is challenging, innovative and dynamic. We are committed to acting with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We strive to have a positive impact on our associates, customers and the company.

What you will be doing:
Albertsons is looking for a Counsel, Privacy to support our privacy team and develop a best-in-class global privacy program. Reporting to the Chief Privacy Officer, the Counsel, Privacy will be a key leader in our legal team and company, and will work closely with the CISO, Internal Audit, Product leaders, and other members of senior management.

This individual will lead a team focused on building an industry-leading privacy program and ensuring our compliance with GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and other global privacy regulations; guide development of our global privacy strategy; advise on incident response; and provide advice on best privacy practices Albertsons products and services. This role will be based near one of our divisional offices: Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Pleasanton, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Boise, ID, Phoenix, AZ, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA or Boston, MA.

Main responsibilities
  • Lead a team to build an industry-leading and scalable global privacy program.
  • Lead the development and evolution of our global privacy strategies, policies and practices, and effectively champion privacy-forward initiatives and priorities within the business teams and senior leadership.
  • Lead the marketing support team, on all commercial and integrated privacy issues.
  • Participate in reporting directly to senior leadership on our privacy program and engage with regulatory authorities and other external stakeholders.
  • Advise on the business impacts of global data protection laws and regulations on business initiatives and identify risks and gaps in our processes to ensure compliance and maintenance of industry-leading privacy posture.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to identify legal requirements and best practices, and translate them into clear, actionable steps.
  • Drive internal awareness of privacy and data protection matters.
  • Collaborate with global legal and business teams across multiple time zones.

What we are searching for
  • JD from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials
  • In-house experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing outside counsel and legal budgets preferred.
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing under the Bar of any state that enables admission to practice as in-house counsel.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience, with emphasis on privacy law. Expertise in privacy and data protection regimes, including GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and other state, federal, and international standards.
  • CIPP, CIPM, or other privacy certification preferred.
  • Cybersecurity or other information technology experience preferred.
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and evaluate their broader implications for the business; interact with clients at all levels; provide timely, practical, legal advice and solutions; and communicate effectively in person and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and take ownership of issues and matters to their successful conclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to inspire trust and confidence with stakeholders at high levels.
  • Exemplary leadership, time management, advocacy and organization skills.
  • Committed to compliance.

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