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Executive & Management

Legal Counsel with global pharmaceutical - Cork

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
Date: 16/08/2017
Job Reference: 89278

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 0212066287

Legal Counsel
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Legal Counsel for their site.

What will I be doing
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of Irish/EU compliance legislation including Privacy themes/laws, Regulations and Enforcement of such & monitoring and reporting on new developments and trends.
  • Providing advice and guidance on day to day Compliance, privacy or Employee relations legal queries and escalations
  • Ensure all policies & procedures are up to date and adhere to Data Privacy and Employment law legislation.
  • Develop, Advise and maintain a data protection framework including collaboration space management
  • Assist with the design and monitoring of the Privacy controls including protecting information, data and asset security
  • Develop materials and tools that support education that embed a compliance culture & mind-set
  • Assist with the investigation and management of potential breaches/instances of non-compliance
  • Report any detected breaches or risk issues internally or to external bodies as appropriate
  • Maintain good relationship with internal and external regulatory authorities
  • Ensure robust reporting on the progress and resolution of compliance issues, including escalation to Compliance Officer/Senior Management as appropriate.
  • Providing legal advice in relation to the areas of Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Protected Disclosures and employment law.
  • Working collaboratively with the management team to identify solutions to legal, ER and privacy issues.
  • Maintain and update a Privacy Impact Assessment process and support management in undertaking assessments of new business, system and process changes to assess the potential data protection risks and challenges
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to the business/other compliance colleagues as required on data protection developments to aid with implementation
  • Project Manage any Special Project requests in line with company needs

What do I need
  • Bachelors/Master's degree in Law, along with qualification as a solicitor/barrister and 3 years post qualification experience.
  • Practicing solicitor or barrister with 3 years+ post qualification experience.
  • A good understanding of data protection and employment law / regulation and how to apply it in a business environment.
  • Experience in advancing, applying and monitoring compliance policies
  • Strong influencing & communications skills and has the confidence to deal with management at all levels.
  • Project management, with proven experience in delivering change management and control improvement projects
  • Driven and enthusiastic energy towards delivering objectives and obtaining results. Focuses on priorities
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, Strong listening skills.
  • Analytical approach to all aspects of a situation.
  • Excellent organisational & reporting skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
For further information on this GBS Legal Counsel role in Cork please contact Jenny Dore on 0212066287 /
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