Associate Director jobs in the United States

Associate Director – Alexion/Rare Disease Unit Privacy Partner - Global Compliance
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  • Reporting to the Sr. Privacy Partner, Privacy Office within Global Compliance, this role is responsible for assisting in driving AstraZeneca’s Global Privacy program within the Alexion/Rare Diseases Business Unit, including operationalizing privacy compliance based upon the global Privacy Standards set by AstraZeneca.

    The Associate Director – Privacy Alexion/RDU will work collaboratively with AstraZeneca’s global network of privacy professionals and cross-functionally with other AstraZeneca functions, including Commercial, Legal, IT, HR, and R&D, to continue to build and mature AstraZeneca’s privacy program.

    Typical Accountabilities

    • Responsible for supporting the Alexion/RDU business area through the Privacy lead and others in operationalizing the Global Data Privacy Program that develops, maintains, and implements policies and procedures, enabling consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the protection of personal information.

    • Operationally manages and executes “second line of defence” accountabilities including establishing and implementing global awaremess campaigns and training programs, providing guidance to senior management on data privacy issues, and monitoring adherence to the Data Privacy framework  

    • Responsible for operationalizing privacy compliance across the local and global organization model in a manner that enables the robust protection for personal information of AstraZeneca’s/RDU patients, consumers, employees, healthcare professionals, and others, which is vital to the success and reputation of trust of AstraZeneca.

    • Individually, and through team members, provide leadership to the Rare Disease business unit and oversight of global and cross-business data protection issues, developments, and trends.

    • Establish and implement an international data transfer compliance plan to ensure lawful global data transfers.

    • As part of the Global Privacy Office coordinates implementation of global initiatives and cross-jurisdictional privacy matters, including the review of privacy-related risk assessments for new projects and initiatives.

    • Responsible for managing integration activities between Alexion and AstraZeneca privacy processes and aligning privacy practices in line with the organization’s risk appetite.

    • Maintain strong knowledge of privacy regulations and interpretations worldwide, monitor privacy trends and address its impact on the organization including analyzes of internal and external privacy practices while proactively drive continuous improvement in these practices.

    • Promote an open door communication between the business and the Privacy organization and support driving and embedding a culture of ethics and integrity

    • Provide periodic updates on the program and its effectiveness to the Rare Disease business unit’s senior leaders and Global Privacy Office

    Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


    • Bachelors Degree with 5 years of experience.

    • Qualified privacy professional with experience working closely - combined with legal and compliance experience

    • Significant experience in Rare Diseases department and/or pharmaceutical industry

    • Experience with global privacy laws with specific experience with US State & Health Privacy laws.

    • Knowledge and experience of corporate governance, health care regulations, laws and standards

    • Inquisitive mind set with well-developed critical/analytical abilities

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills

    • High ethical standards, trustworthy, operating with absolute discretion

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, in fast-paced corporate environment, in a highly-regulated sector

    • Significant experience of managing different stakeholder relationships and confident at forging trusted relationships at a senior level.

    • Able to deal effectively with ambiguity, cope with change, and decide and act without having the total picture

    • Proactive with high levels of self-motivation and personal accountability, bringing enthusiasm and energy to team, peer group and tasks.

    • Resilient and agile approach.


    • Advanced degree preferred (e.g., Juris Doctorate, Master's, or related degree).

    • Experience investigating and remediating privacy incidents in compliance with applicable law.

    • Privacy certifications, such as the IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and/or other healthcare industry related credentials.

    • Healthcare legal, operational, project management, and/or financial experience.

    AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Income Estimation for Associate Director jobs
$71,707 to $95,465