London, United Kingdom


Legal, Ethics & Compliance



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PMI Vision It’s Time to Unsmoke. There is no question that the best choice for men and women who smoke is to quit cigarettes and nicotine altogether. But many people don’t. In any given year, about 9 out of 10 men and women who are already smoking will continue: those people deserve access to, and information about, better alternatives. That is why we’re building PMI’s future on smoke-free products and focusing our efforts in switching adults, who choose to continue smoking, to our smoke-free platforms. In order to achieve this, we are focused on 6 strategic priorities: • Developing a long-term product and ecosystem portfolio, • Building societal support of RRP, • Growing our RRP platforms to scale, • Delivering product launch & customer service agility, • Achieving cost and cash leadership, and • Maintaining leadership in conventional cigarettes. About Our Vision We’ve built the world’s most successful cigarette company, with the world’s most popular and iconic brands. Now we’ve made a dramatic decision. We will be far more than a leading cigarette company. We’re building PMI’s future on smoke-free products that are a much better choice than cigarette smoking. Indeed, our vision – for all of us at PMI – is that these products will one day replace cigarettes. Why are we doing this? Because we should … We understand the millions of men and women who smoke cigarettes. They are looking for less harmful, yet satisfying, alternatives to smoking. We will give them that choice. We have a commitment to our employees and our shareholders. We will fulfill that commitment by pursuing this long-term vision for success. Society expects us to act responsibly. And we are doing just that, by delivering a smoke-free future. Success in the cigarette business gives us the resources to pursue our ambitious vision. Thanks to the imagination and perseverance of thousands of people at PMI, we have developed breakthrough products that are smoke-free and enjoyable. About IQOS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of our flagship electronically heated tobacco system, IQOS, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP), which represents a historic opportunity for public health. In doing so, the agency found that issuing an exposure modification order for the IQOS Tobacco Heating System (THS) is appropriate to promote the public health and is expected to benefit the health of the population as a whole. This decision demonstrates that IQOS is fundamentally different from combustible cigarettes, and a better choice for adults who would otherwise continue smoking. It follows a review of the extensive scientific evidence package PMI submitted to the FDA in December 2016 to support its MRTP applications. The FDA’s action authorizes the marketing of IQOS in the USA with the following information: * The IQOS system heats tobacco but does not burn it. * This significantly reduces the production of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals. * Scientific studies have shown that switching completely from conventional cigarettes to the IQOS system significantly reduces your body’s exposure to harmful or potentially harmful chemicals. In April 2019, the agency authorized IQOS for sale in the U.S. through issuance of premarket tobacco product application marketing orders, that deemed marketing the product to be appropriate for the protection of the public health. Now, the FDA has concluded issuing an IQOS exposure modification order is appropriate to promote the public health and is expected to benefit the health of the population as a whole, taking into account both users and nonusers of tobacco products. Notably, the FDA’s issuance of an exposure modification MRTP order does not mean IQOS is FDA-approved. FDA does not ‘approve’ tobacco products. Further, the FDA’s decision does not mean IQOS is risk-free. The FDA’s decision is consistent with earlier conclusions of other leading regulatory and scientific bodies, including in the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands, which have found that the product emits lower levels of harmful toxicants. Furthermore, the FDA’s MRTP authorization shows that IQOS is a fundamentally different product than combustible cigarettes, and must be regulated differently, as the FDA has recognized. As of March 31, 2020, PMI estimates that approximately 10.6 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to IQOS. We believe that this decision can help to further accelerate the transition of U.S. adults away from cigarettes. We, along with our licensee Altria, are committed to guarding against unintended use and fully support FDA’s focus on protecting youth.   Role Summary Data privacy specialist within the Legal Department, reporting to the Senior Counsel, Cyber & Privacy Law. The data privacy specialist will support the Privacy lawyers, the Life Sciences function, Operations function and new Wellness and Healthcare business. This role requires a highly reliable, motivated, and organized individual. Candidates must be solutions-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. The role requires an individual with a legal background to support with contracts, privacy input in M&A activity such as privacy due diligence, M&A integration and training work. The successful candidate should also have experience in advising on privacy and ethics, conducting privacy impact assessments and using market-leading privacy tooling. Key Responsibilities: • Providing primary privacy support to the Life Sciences function and Operations functions, in response to the full spectrum of privacy issues including privacy training and conducting privacy impact assessments. • Ensuring, in conjunction with the Senior Counsel Cyber & Privacy Law, that contract terms are appropriate and negotiating privacy terms in higher risk Life Sciences and Operations contracts where assistance is required. • Assisting in monitoring new and developing privacy law related trends and best practices related to the Life Sciences function. In conjunction with the Senior Counsel, Cyber & Privacy Law draft and recommend modifications to PMI’s privacy policies, procedures and guidelines. • Supporting the M&A function in relation to privacy due diligence input on new acquisitions of companies or equitable interests in companies associated with our new Wellness and Healthcare business and advising those businesses on appropriate integration steps into the PMI privacy compliance process. • Support legal and business unit personnel, as needed (e.g. audits and litigation when responding to law enforcement and regulatory authority requests). • Develop and maintain a privacy training program to the relevant business functions on PMI’s data privacy requirements, internal privacy policy and standards. • Provide regular updates on the status and progress of privacy compliance to the management and other stakeholders and promptly escalate privacy issues as necessary. • Maintain excellent working relationships with business partners to ensure that their legal and business needs are satisfied. • Serving as the primary point of contact for regulatory enquiries, data subject comments, queries and complaints and rights requests for the relevant business functions. Business Acumen • Quickly grasp key drivers of the business and industry and quickly become immersed in the most important business issues facing the company. • Demonstrate strategic, innovative, creative, and inquisitive frame of mind, with strong business acumen and judgment. • Speak fluently in lay terms to a range of audiences. • Must be able to handle company confidential information and data requiring the highest degree of attention to preserve confidentiality. • High energy and drive, a charismatic and positive engagement style with a passion for driving results, and unquestioned integrity. Executing for Results • Demonstrate the detail orientation and the technical, planning and project management skills to ensure flawless execution. • Take initiative and operate with a sense of urgency, decisiveness, and responsiveness. • Strong work ethic with ability to handle a fast-paced vigorous schedule. • Make nuanced recommendations and business decisions based on facts and the culture of the clients served. • Marshall the appropriate level and mix of resources as required by circumstances. • Demonstrate self-motivation and initiative to prioritize work and otherwise perform the job with minimal supervision. • Hold oneself to the highest standards of accountability. • Able to operate in a dynamic, high stress environment with a demonstrated ability to handle crisis. • High energy and drive, a charismatic and positive collaborative style with a passion for driving results. Knowledge and Experience Desired to Undertake this Role • Law degree or Associates Degree from an accredited college in the paralegal program or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. • At least five (5) years of relevant privacy legal assistance experience within a private practice or specialised inhouse legal team. • Experience of privacy in a regulated business, such as pharmaceutical or finance, is preferred. • Experience in healthcare and knowledge of healthcare laws (including HIPAA and ICH GCP) is a plus. • Comprehensive knowledge of the requirements of the privacy laws relevant to EU/UK/Swiss markets and the regulatory framework relating to privacy. • Fluency in English required. Fluency in other European languages a benefit. • A strategic thinker with excellent judgement and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. • Experience in using and navigating OneTrust (or similar privacy management software such as TrustArc). Work Environment/Physical Requirements • Normal office environment for a mission driven, high impact team. Work hours regularly exceed 40 plus hours per week. Position requires a passionate, motivated, driven individual with a proven ability to get the job accomplished. What we offer Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here every single day with a sense purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future. Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of June 30, 2019, PMI estimates that approximately 8.0 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heat-not-burn product, available for sale in 48 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. 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