Senior Manager - Privacy, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY

Role Responsibilities.

Support Senior Director of Privacy’s efforts to lead and drive global privacy program operations across the Pfizer organization including matrix management of the network of over 30 business-aligned “Privacy Stewards,” keeping pace with the rapidly evolving privacy regulatory landscape including the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Serve as subject matter resource and initial point of contact for Privacy Stewards including to:

  • Manage resolution of issues escalated by Privacy Stewards to Global Privacy Office, including acting as a resource on operational issues related to data subject rights requests, privacy by design, executing data protection impact assessments and maintenance of data processing inventory.
  • Use a variety of communication tools and techniques to educate, inform and train Privacy Stewards.
  • Manage collection of privacy metrics from Privacy Stewards; analyze metrics to develop privacy reports for the Global Privacy Office and other organizational leadership.
  • Act as subject matter expert; provide guidance to enable business areas to achieve goals and strategies while meeting privacy and data protection compliance requirements.

Manage privacy-related  operational requirements for Pfizer’s legal division including:

  • Maintain Legal Division personal data inventory
  • Facilitate completion of data subject access rights requests
  • Support data protection impact assessments
  • Implement training and awareness for Legal Division colleagues.

Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Coordinate with Business Technology and outside vendors to develop, implement and maintain technologies used to operationalize privacy program.
  • Manage and conduct data privacy impact assessments in collaboration with in-house privacy counsel.
  • Manage change necessary to achieve privacy compliance objectives and maintain a data privacy culture across the organization taking into account different market cultures and legal requirements.
  • Support design and implementation of privacy program governance efforts.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external subject matter experts, including outside counsel and consultants.
  • Other ongoing day-to-day operational activities required to support the management of an effective privacy program including creating reports and documentation; improving tools and processes.
  • Create presentation materials in support of above-described activities


Basic Qualifications

  • At least 8  years of  relevant experience, preferably in a multi-national company
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong  interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and cross functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to handle, prioritize and manage a high volume of varied projects
  • Sound and practical business judgment and decision making

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in privacy, legal or compliance
  • Understanding of data privacy principles
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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