085 488 0000

Privacy Officer Business Group (Brand Communication and Digital) - Philips

The client

Our client is a listed multinational with global operations in more than 100 countries worldwide. A company with a focus on both the B2B and the B2C businesses. Innovation and sustainability are keywords for Philips.

On behalf of Philips, we are looking for a Privacy Officer Business Group within Philips’ Global Privacy Function, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Global Privacy Function is responsible for supporting enterprise-wide privacy and data protection principles, policies and practices, and ensuring risk management and compliance specific to their functional area.

As Philips increasingly focuses on improving people’s lives through innovation in the highly regulated health and well-being domains, fresh challenges constantly present themselves. We are currently seeking a Privacy Officer for the Business Group Brand Communication and Digital who can deliver in this dynamic environment.

The position

In this role you have the opportunity to participate in the development of Group-wide privacy and data protection principles, policies and practices as well as their implementation within the business group. You will be responsible for coordinating all business group activities associated with privacy, as well as monitoring all of the products, services, solutions, systems and architecture to assure appropriate privacy and security practices. You will apply your knowledge of international privacy laws and regulations and act as privacy consultant to the business throughout the lifecycle of health and wellness products, services, solutions, systems and architecture. Within the Global Privacy Function, you will be reporting to the Head of Privacy Officers, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. You will be working closely together with the other privacy officers, privacy legal counsels as well as with other in-house Philips lawyers, Philips’ business partners and outside counsels.

You are responsible for:

  • Leading business group privacy activities, which include implementation and adherence to group policies in privacy, security, and confidentiality;
  • Consulting the business on security requirements necessary to comply with privacy and data protection laws and regulations in multiple countries;
  • Assisting business in implementing privacy and data protection requirements throughout the lifecycle of medical products and health services, including Privacy by Design architecture;
  • Conducting privacy impact assessments to help business assess and mitigate risks related to processing personal data;
  • Working cross-functionally with multi-discipline groups on privacy matters;
  • Supporting Incident, Event and Complaint management in privacy issues;
  • Working with the (privacy) legal counsels to address privacy elements within customer contracts;
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of privacy training and awareness.

The profile

  • Minimum 6 or more years of experience in legal/privacy and regulatory areas;
  • Bachelor’s degree in regulatory/legal or technical area;
  • Extensive knowledge of GDPR. Preferably familiarity with other relevant regulations such as FDA and FTC, HIPAA, PIPEDA, US Patriot Act, ISO etc.
  • Knowledge of technology-related law and clinical research experience is a strong plus;
  • Familiarly with network, system, and telecommunication security preferred;
  • Certified International Privacy Professional Certification or equivalent preferred;
  • Fluent in English.

The offer

A challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Furthermore, Philips’ benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences. Working at Philips is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum.

If the above appeals to you and you wish to apply or to receive further information, please contact Regien Haarbosch (legal@voxius.nl; +31 85 4880000).


Amsterdam (and Eindhoven)