Corporate Counsel, Privacy

SUMMARY
The Corporate Counsel, Privacy role assists with implementing and maintaining the organization's privacy program, including, but not limited to, training and awareness activities, advising and guiding implementation of process changes, maintenance of policies and procedures, and monitoring of privacy and data-related compliance and adherence to global privacy requirements and standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Builds strategic relationships with key stakeholders across functions and regions to understand touchpoints for data management across the organization and to help problem-solve solutions for any compliance gaps
•Enables deployment of a comprehensive privacy program, including documenting and maintaining internal policies and processes, including, but not limited to, processing activity logs under the GDPR, completing regulatory filings, drafting notices and contract templates on privacy and data related matters, and developing internal and external privacy program guidance summaries
•Assists with implementation of compliance requirements related to the GDPR and other region/country-specific privacy requirements, data protection regulations, and data transfer restrictions or requirements
•Participates in conducting periodic information privacy risk assessment/analysis, mitigation and remediation and works with functional teams to develop compliance strategies based on assessment outcomes
•Drives vendor assessment processes for due diligence, contracting, and audit needs in partnership with legal, procurement, and security teams as needed
•Delivers training and ongoing awareness and continuous improvement efforts related to data protection, privacy, and data hygiene
•Participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all business associates and business associate agreements to enforce company privacy program standards
•Facilitates and actively promotes longer term enterprise projects to address appropriate maintenance and retention practices for company data, including personal data, and engages with business teams to drive internal adoption of new practices and ways of thinking about data
•Maintains current knowledge of applicable global, federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards
•Conducts information privacy related research as needed and delivers concise, accurate, and supported recommendations to th

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•Law degree from an accredited law school
•Minimum of three (3) years of active practice focused in the areas of data privacy, technology law, or compliance; or at least five (5) years of legal practice and demonstrated experience working in industries or areas of focus requiring enhanced regulation of data and/or data practices (i.e. financial, healthcare, audit, human resources)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•Experience with data privacy regulatory requirements and/or in-house experience with technology companies strongly preferred
•Excellent written and verbal communication and cross-functional collaboration skills across various roles within stakeholder groups required, as is the ability to support and influence internal teams
•Capacity to think strategically to identify issues and develop long-term solutions that weigh business and functional needs against compliance requirements and risks to the company
•Detail and process oriented; comfortable managing numerous projects across teams, at differing levels of completion and with competing time constraints and resource needs
•Demonstrated project management skills and experience implementing enterprise-level projects desired
•Interest in actively assisting with the development and implementation of customized solutions across business functions for a comprehensive, global privacy program

CULTURE AND VALUES
Culture and values are incredibly important to ANSYS. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:
• Customer focus
• Results and Accountability
• Innovation
• Transparency and Integrity
• Mastery
• Inclusiveness
• Sense of urgency
• Collaboration and Teamwork

ANSYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

ANSYS does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of ANSYS. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.