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Danaher Corporation Data Privacy Lead, Legal in Brea, California

Wondering what’s within Beckman Coulter Diagnostics? Take a closer look.

At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

Data Privacy Lead, Legal for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is a crucial role responsible for developing and implementing data privacy strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with global data privacy laws and regulations. The Lead will partner directly with business stakeholders and will be responsible for conducting privacy impact assessments, coordinating data breach responses, handling associate data requests, providing guidance on data transactions, and serving as a privacy expert for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of data privacy laws, proven experience in privacy program management, and excellent communication skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and contribute to data privacy and compliance in the diagnostics field.

This position is part of the Legal function located in Brea, California and will be Remote.

You will be a part of the Transactional Legal team that is responsible for legal support and advice for all of the Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Business Units and enabling functions, and report to Julia Lifshits, Assistant General Counsel. If you thrive in a multifunctional, fast paced, supporting role and want to work to build a world-class Legal organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • In conjunction with the Danaher Data Protection Office, monitor current privacy laws, review changes to existing laws and monitor new global legislation.

  • Draft and review privacy policies and procedures for medical devices, ensuring compliance with global rollout. This includes documenting privacy practices and training associates in various regions.

  • Review and negotiate data protection agreements.

  • Conduct privacy impact assessments for medical devices, evaluating the privacy and security risks of new projects involving PHI. Be a central point of contact to make decisions on risk mitigation and minimize cycle time for engaging suppliers.

  • Actively participate in product design tollgates to ensure privacy considerations are addressed early on.

  • Respond to data breach notifications involving medical devices, including security issues and respond to customer inquiries.

  • Lead as an adviser for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and participate in the Danaher Privacy Council.

  • Ensure compliance with diverse and changing laws in the locations where associates work. This critical role involves understanding and navigating the specific regulations governing data practices in each region.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • B.A./B.S. required with a minimum of 9+ years of direct experience with advising on privacy-related matters.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across organizational lines is essential.

  • Subject matter expertise on healthcare, customer and employee privacy laws and regulations, with a particular emphasis on the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), other global privacy/data protection laws, and related implementing rules and regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

It would be a plus if you also:

  • Hold a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) designation.

  • Have experience and knowledge with M&A.

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

The salary range for this role is $180,000-$200,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.



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