Tokyo, Japan


Legal, Ethics & Compliance



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Role Summary A privacy professional within the Legal Department who will be effective in providing guidance to business and functional leaders across a number of markets with responsibility on a range of data privacy matters primarily in Japan and several other Asian markets. Reporting to the Regional Privacy Manager, this position will require a person of integrity, commitment, maturity and judgment. Responsibilities will include: effectively building and maintaining strong internal relations at a senior management level within the relevant markets; providing guidance and recommendation of data privacy strategy, policy, and practice for the family of PMI products to the senior market and regional management and other members of the legal department, providing trusted business partnership and counselling on the implementation of new privacy laws and guidance in Japan and several other Asian markets; demonstrating an inclusive, consultative and thoughtful approach to achieving privacy compliance; ensuring that privacy services provided are cost-effective, practical, strategic, and consistent with the company’s philosophies; ensuring that the Law Department implements leading privacy practices and operates at the highest ethical standards. Key Responsibilities: • Consult with and advise the Company on appropriate legal requirements and risks related to privacy. • Counsel and advise senior management and various legal, IT security, and business teams on mitigating privacy risks. • Monitor evolving laws, regulations, and best practices in the areas of privacy in Japan and a few other Asian markets to help identify critical legal issues and practical compliance solutions for the Company. • Translate complex privacy laws and regulations into technical and operational legal requirements while working closely and coordinating with information security and technology teams. • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their business processes, applications, projects, and technologies to ensure compliance with relevant global privacy laws, regulations, and best practices. • Help design and embed privacy requirements and controls into projects, products, technologies, initiatives, and services throughout the Company. • Develop and implement effective local strategies, policies, notices, standards, controls, and training materials in the areas of privacy. • Identify and advise on legal and compliance issues arising out of various internal and external privacy audits, assessments, tests, reviews, and ongoing program improvement efforts. • Works primarily with independent judgment, consulting with the privacy team and Law Department as needed. Business Acumen • Quickly grasps key drivers of the business and industry and quickly become immersed in the most important business issues facing the company. • Speaks fluently in lay terms to a range of audiences. Executing for Results • Demonstrates the detail orientation and the technical, planning and project management skills to ensure flawless execution. • Takes initiative and operates with a sense of urgency, decisiveness and responsiveness. • Possesses strong work ethic with ability to handle a fast-paced vigorous schedule. • Able to solve problems and offer creative solutions. • Anticipates and proactively addresses emerging issues. • Makes nuanced recommendations and business decisions based on facts and the culture of the constituents served. • Demonstrates self-motivation and initiative to prioritize work and otherwise perform the job with minimal supervision. • Holds oneself to the highest standards of accountability. • Highly collaborative and an appreciation of the power of inclusivity. Building Relationships and Using Influence • Demonstrates outstanding communications skills, including presenting to, advising and educating executive leadership. • Able to convey complicated topics and issues in a straightforward and concise manner, and to tailor communication style to different audiences. • Demonstrates integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values. Knowledge and experience desired to undertake this role • Solid working knowledge of Japanese data privacy laws, regulations, and best practices. • Preferred legal background or experience in a compliance or risk role for at least five years. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple, conflicting priorities while managing a substantial workload and client expectations. • Experience of working successfully in a highly results-oriented and performance-driven environment with a focus on excellence. • Ability to draft documents in English at first-rate level. • Proven ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment. • Ability to maintain an appropriate perspective regardless of the delicacy or pressure of a situation. Work Environment/Physical Requirements • Normal office environment for a mission driven, high impact team. • Position requires a passionate, motivated, driven individual with a proven ability to get the job accomplished.