pro 15, 2022

Job Description

1 company! - That is the journey Novartis is on in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine. We have a clear strategy: to be a focused medicines company powered by sophisticated therapy platforms and data science. We recognize that our People drive our company and that significant effort is being invested in unleashing their power through the transformation of our culture and our organization.

As Head of Data Privacy, Digital & AI (DPDAI) for the Asia Aspiring Cluster, you will ensure that the global DPDAI program is effectively implemented at a country level and coordinates advice and guidance on DPDAI topics to the Novartis business in the Asia Aspiring Cluster countries which includes Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Myanmar

By coordinating advice and guidance on DPDAI topics to Novartis stakeholders in the Asia Aspiring Cluster and ensuring that the global DPDAI program is effectively implemented at the local level, the DPDAI - Asia Aspiring Cluster Head supports innovation and preserves the integrity of Novartis and enables the Head DPDAI Compliance and Group Data Protection Officer to provide risk assurance to the ECN and to the Board of Novartis AG, and documents and demonstrates compliance with all relevant Data Privacy & AI laws and standards and Novartis policies within the countries.
Key Responsibilities

• Contribute to the global DPDAI strategy and program and represent Novartis externally vis-à-vis relevant industry and privacy associations. Serve as first point of contact for the Business on matters relating to the interpretation of group-wide DPDAI policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Understand the Asia Aspiring Cluster regulatory framework and act as local DPDAI leader. Partners with the business guiding them on the data regulatory framework and being accountable for a responsible data use.
• Implement group-wide or global practical guidelines/procedures (e.g., on collecting consent preferences, secondary uses of personal data, secure destruction of data) and data transfer mechanisms (e.g., binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses and cross-border privacy rules) translating the privacy policy into specific requirements
• Develop and maintain data privacy notices and associated procedures (e.g., scripts for use by employees) as well as procedures for inquiries/complaints (e.g., access requests, complaints) based on Novartis global standards. Identify & address data emerging legislation/regulation and respective impact to Novartis operations, supporting the adaptation activities required for respective compliance and collaborate with Head DPDAI APMA Region to ensure compliance
• Identify Business operational trends and keep up to date with Business strategy and priority, enabling cooperation by facilitating regular exchange of all relevant internal stakeholders
• Lead a DPDAI risk management strategy for the Asia Aspiring Cluster: identify DP & AI risks impacting the local organization as a whole or requiring senior management attention and raise these to the Head DPDAI APMA Region and through channels and processes established by DPDAI Process, Governance & Controls
• Prepare and disclose reports on handling of personal data to the Head DPDAI APMA Region. Liaise with Legal advisory for Data Privacy on specific legal issues
• Collaborate with Head DPDAI APMA Region and Local Legal advisory for Data Privacy on the conduct of research on global and country specific regulatory developments. Provide input into data monitoring strategy, and acts on insights thereof. Keeps up to date in relation to all the new laws and regulations impacting DPDAI in the Asia Aspiring Cluster, and informs the business on the same

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role
• Minimum Law degree, or business degree with executive education in Privacy
• Hands on experience in working with regulations or legal issues relating data privacy and possess good knowledge of privacy and data protection laws.
• Must have 3-5 years of experience in data privacy in a matrixed organisation.
• Significant experience in an international law firm or legal department of an international company. Experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector is a plus.
• Deep knowledge of global data privacy regimes and familiarity with data privacy compliance programs and frameworks

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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