Global Privacy Counsel

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

You're not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we're out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you'll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In your role as Global Privacy Counsel, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world.

Kimberly-Clark is at the forefront of advancing a transformational Global Privacy Program to ensure that privacy is built into our products and services consistent with our data strategies and corporate values. As Global Privacy Counsel, you will spearhead the Privacy-by-Design Legal Division.


  • Provide subject-matter expertise for data privacy, data protection and cyber security laws (including federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws; GDPR, LGPD, and other global privacy laws) and advise on their impact on Kimberly-Clark's business.

  • Administer Data Protection Impact Assessments and Privacy Impact Assessments with the Privacy-by-Design division and support of regional counsel.

  • Support incident response strategy and collaborate with regional counsel to provide related legal advice and corrective action; assist in evaluating the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on product features and processes; and oversee the development and management of privacy data policies across all Kimberly-Clark products.

  • Advise legal, business, and policy teams on privacy and security-related legal matters, including areas related to partnerships, acquisitions, integrations, and other business development opportunities.

  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with stakeholders across the business; and develop and conduct general and role-specific privacy trainings.

  • Update and negotiate contractual terms relating to data privacy and information security; and drive continuous improvements in furtherance of privacy program maturity based on KPIs, audits, and surveys.

  • Administer privacy risk assessments, create privacy risk registers, and support remediation plans in collaboration with privacy champions.

  • Regularly update regional and global leadership on the status and effectiveness of the global privacy program, key risks, and mitigation activities.

About Us:

At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform-so what can you do with that? There's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

About You:

You're driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

As Global Privacy Counsel, you will join the Legal Department and report to the Global Privacy Officer - Associate General Counsel.

To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • J.D. (or equivalent) and membership in at least one bar. IAPP privacy certification is a plus.

  • 7+ years' experience in privacy legal, ideally within an international law firm or in-house.

  • Strong knowledge of global privacy regulations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, CIS, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

  • In-depth experience conducting DPIAs and PIAs, with knowledge of privacy regulatory, contracts, and compliance issues.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; adept at prioritizing work and providing advice under deadlines; program and business-minded, with a focus on business enablement; and experienced in translating complex policies and laws into practical business controls.

  • In-depth transformational and leadership experience, gained preferably with an international company, and an ability to inspire and coach diverse teams.

  • Strong decision-making capabilities and keen business acumen in weighing costs and benefits of potential options.

  • Highly motivated with an ability to achieve both open-ended challenges and strictly defined tasks, while being team-oriented with a proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders.

Total Benefits: For a complete overview, see

Hybrid Work Arrangements: You're looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And at Kimberly Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works, flexible work (hybrid) arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.

Location: This position would have a hybrid model out of Dallas (preferable), Chicago or Roswell, GA, and requires 20% travel.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


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