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United States of America
North Carolina
Friday, July 29, 2022
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Additional Locations: 
* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America

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Description and Requirements

The Privacy Counsel will work in the Lenovo Legal Department’s Privacy & Data Protection Team, will report to the Global Privacy Leader, and will have a dotted line relationship to the Services & Solutions Group (SSG) General Counsel. The successful candidate will provide advice and counsel to SSG’s business teams, security partners, legal team, and other groups and functions responsible for ensuring the responsible use and protection of customer, user, and partner personal data and other information of concern.

Job Responsibilities (Essential functions and duties):   

  • Conduct pre-launch privacy reviews and assessments for Lenovo’s IT solutions and services across PC, mobile, infrastructure, and smart verticals, including attached services, managed services, and as-a-Service offerings. 

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on privacy and data protection legal, regulatory and policy developments and advise on requirements and standards that may affect Lenovo SSG, its business functions, customer relationships, and its supply chain. 

  • Lead and/or support on important projects to design and execute Lenovo’s privacy and data protection policies and data governance strategies to meet global legal requirements, industry standards, and customer requirements. 

  • Provide advice and counsel on privacy and data protection incident investigations and response and mitigation workstreams in partnership with Lenovo’s security teams and other stakeholders. 

  • Provide advice and counsel for customer, supplier, and partner agreements. 

  • Design and execute privacy and data protection education and awareness training and resources for SSG and the Lenovo community at large. 

  • Participate in additional Global Privacy Program and SSG Legal Team projects and initiatives. 

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Competencies (KSAC’s):  

  • The successful candidate will have experience in providing privacy and legal support in connection with software, services, and solutions, including attached services, managed services, and as-a-Service offerings.    

  • The successful candidate will work closely and direct support a range of stakeholders internally including, but not limited to, other legal department groups; information, product, and physical security teams; products and services development; marketing and sales; customer service; information technology; and supply chain and procurement.   

  • The successful candidate may also work with external parties to the extent necessary, including outside counsel, customers, suppliers, and law enforcement and government agencies.   

  • The successful candidate will need to have effective written and verbal skills, and experience in communicating complex issues to business teams and senior leaders; as well as an ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging, and diverse organization. 

  • The successful candidate will need to have strong analytical skills and will need to solve a multitude of very complex legal, regulatory, compliance, and strategic problems daily.  In addition, the successful candidate will need to have demonstrable project management skills and the ability to see projects through to completion via a mix of determination, patience, and creativity. 

Job Requirements – Prior work experience  

  • At least 5 years (and preferably 7 years) of direct experience in privacy and/or data protection law, preferably within a global multinational and customer-focused company. 

 Educational Requirements: 

  • JD from accredited law school. 

  • Licensed to practice law in either a United Kingdom, European Union, United States, or Canadian jurisdiction. 

 Travel Requirements: 

  • 10% travel expected 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America