(Senior) Privacy Legal Counsel – Philips (ON HOLD)

(Senior) Privacy Legal Counsel – Philips (ON HOLD)

Our client

Philips is a world leading health-tech company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on a passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team.

Over 80,000 employees working around the world of whom 170 legal professionals who are operating as one integrated internal law firm for Philips’ businesses worldwide, advising on all legal matters relevant to the business.

Privacy and data protection are crucial elements in the development of products and services. A team of privacy experts, both privacy legal counsel and privacy officers, work in close connection with Philips’ lawyers, business partners and outside counsel, to ensure Philips products and (new) services do comply.

Currently Philips is looking for a (Senior) Privacy Legal Counsel to join the Legal Team based in Amsterdam.

The position

As a Senior Privacy Legal Counsel you will work as an expert lawyer on all matters related to the internal and external data protection policies and legislation as well as other data protection regulatory matters. You will support Philips businesses and functions, guide Legal Counsel within Philips in their role to support business, functions and markets in their daily business. Last but not least you will be representing Philips in its privacy positions in public affairs.

The profile

To succeed in this role you are a qualified, passionate, seasoned privacy lawyer with 7-10 years working experience gained in private practice and/or as in-house legal counsel in an international environment within the field of privacy. and security. Experience with health-data is considered a plus.

You do have extensive and proven experience working with data protection law in general and GDPR in particular, knowledge of IT law and/or security is a pre. Furthermore you have the ability to independently analyze complex data protection matters and take rational and bold decisions under time pressure. Of course you have contract drafting and negotiating skills and are fluent in English and preferably one other language.

The offer

Working within the Philips Privacy Legal Team offers you the opportunity to work on a daily basis on challenging data protection and privacy issues both internally and externally. Being part of an expert team you will be working for the total Philips organization. Excellent career development possibilities, competitive benefits, designed around your preferences.


If the above appeals to you and you wish to apply, please contact Judith van Haersma Buma at Voxius Executive Search for more information via mail or phone.

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