Kyowa Kirin International

Senior Privacy Lawyer

Job Locations FR-Paris | Remote-Remote
Posted Date
3 months ago(06/09/2022 10:24)


At Kyowa Kirin International (KKI), our purpose is to make people smile. This means more than drug discovery and development; it is about embedding care into everything we do to make a difference every day for those that need it most. We’re an inclusive pharmaceutical company that takes time to understand what really matters to our patients, their families, and their healthcare professionals, helping our people to take bold actions that deliver life-changing solutions sooner. Our culture is rooted in our values: Teamwork, Commitment to Life, Innovation, and Integrity. They help us to push boundaries to deliver extraordinary impact and make KKI a brilliant place to work. 


Job Purpose:

This role will support the EMEA Data Protection Officer to implement enhanced processes and automation for privacy.  They will also act as first-line support to the Local Compliance Contacts across the EMEA region.

The role requires a motivated and focussed individual who would like to pick up new technical skills and develop their career in data protection.


  • Provide support to the development and maintenance of processes, trainings, procedures and policies to support the KKI data protection framework
  • Inform, educate and advise the business and departments on their obligations for assigned compliance areas in consultation with the Data Protection Officer where required
  • Support and carry out privacy impact assessments for assigned compliance areas of responsibility
  • Support the development and implementation of the compliance monitoring and auditing programme where it relates to privacy
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of data protection
  • Review contracts related to data protection matters
  • International transfers and transfer mechanisms
  • Privacy inventories and data flow mapping


  • Qualified lawyer with strong PQE in technology and data protection laws
  • High level of understanding and proven experience in EU and UK privacy and laws and data protection matters
  • Proven experience assessing privacy and security considerations in technology projects
  • Solid project management skills, including ability to work independently and manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Flexibility to the needs of a fast moving business environment
  • Ability to learn new skills and improve knowledge
  • Knowledge of healthcare and data protection laws and regulations (e.g. EFPIA and GDPR) across KKI regions and/or proven ability to develop this knowledge quickly based on previous experience of working in other regulated areas
  • Experience of working in-house with an international corporation or pharmaceutical industry an advantage
  • IAPP qualifications and experience with the OneTrust platform an advantage