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Location: Nashville, TN, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019
There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.
Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we've built.
Caterpillar is seeking an attorney to provide legal support throughout the company and to all business units on data privacy related matters and become a valuable member of the Caterpillar Data Center of Excellence ("Data COE").
The role will provide management, leadership and legal expertise on data privacy issues; privacy compliance matters, conduct risk assessments, provide counsel to business leaders and other members of the legal department; and identify and contribute to resolution of privacy related legal issues with a broad and complex band of risk exposure. This role will review and negotiate privacy terms with clients and vendors, provide advice on global privacy laws and regulations, create and present training, review and revise policies, notices and other materials related to Caterpillar's privacy practices and processes. The Privacy Counsel will work closely with other members of the Caterpillar Data COE and collaborate with relevant functional and regional legal teams to ensure the provision of responsive and high-quality legal support globally.
This role will also provide specific data privacy support in the financial services field including advice for data privacy compliance in the development and utilization of financial systems, notices and processes that play a role in data gathering from companies, small proprietorships and individuals (e.g. Guarantors) during the course of originating, managing and collecting on financial arrangements offered to Caterpillar customers. It will also work with business teams on the development of processes for accepting, storing and tracking personal data in compliance with legal requirements and company policies including advice on application and core document notices and consents and the requirements for tracking opt ins and opt outs. The incumbent will provide "privacy by design" advice for the development of systems and processes that obtain and handle personal information during the course of originating, managing and collecting on financial arrangements offered to Caterpillar customers.
In addition, the incumbent will provide counsel on intra-company data sharing in the marketing context as well as advice on the use of data for invoicing systems and payment due reminders across a number of tools, apps and email platforms across Caterpillar. Familiarity with of GDPR, national privacy laws (including Brazil, China, Australia, Canada and major EU jurisdictions) US state law requirements and ongoing legislative efforts in data privacy would be required as well as familiarity with current vaulting laws and developments in that area. In addition to data privacy laws worldwide, laws that are implicated include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and U.S. state law requirements.
Responsibilities include monitoring and advising on relevant legislation, regulations, enforcements and trends.
The position reports to the lead legal counsel responsible for data privacy matters in the Data COE and will be located in Nashville, Tennessee.
· Requires a law degree, as well as considerable experience in the practice of U.S. law;
· Experience in finance, banking, and lending law;
· Subject matter expertise in areas of data privacy, GDPR, CCPA, and other regulatory data compliance areas;
· 7+ years of progressively challenging responsibilities in privacy legal support.
Top candidates will also have:
· Experience in supporting investigations, breach notification, and incident management activities.
· Proven success in providing legal counsel and assistance on privacy related matters;
· Experienced with implementing and/or managing global initiatives/processes;
· Ability to collaborate vertically and horizontally, across levels and various business functions, and with external parties;
· Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with demonstrated ability to impact, influence, and negotiate with internal and external resources;
· Results-oriented - willing to take initiative, bear risks, make decisions and take responsibilities to resolve problems and improve business results; and
· Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accreditation preferred.
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at.
Relocation is available for this position.