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Corporate Counsel (Global)- Data Privacy

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Madrid, M, ES, 28020 Chalandri, GR, 15231 Milan, IT, 20124

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


The Corporate Counsel: Data Privacy will be responsible for negotiating, drafting, and performing day-to-day activities supporting both the data privacy and retention programs, including: (I) drafting and negotiating Data Processing Agreements (DPAs) and other data privacy or retention related clauses and documents; (iii) developing and managing the Transfer Impact Assessment (TIA) process; (iv) developing a comprehensive data privacy handbook; (v) monitoring internal laws for data privacy measures and changes; and (vi) having an overall integral role in general program roadmap initiatives.  The ideal candidate is comfortable working collaboratively within cross-functional and global teams; completing projects with limited resources; developing and fostering strong cross-functional relationships; being responsive and prioritizing properly; continuously learning in areas such as data privacy, retention, and technology; and navigating various assignments, and goals, while delivering timely progress and results.  



  • Conducts day-to-day data privacy activities, including negotiating agreements (including DPAs, intercompany agreements, DSAR response, and similar documents), performing TIAs (including documenting mitigation measures), issue-spotting, preparing summary documents for impact assessments, fielding/addressing data privacy related questions or concerns, and escalating such concerns as needed.
  • Obtains and maintains drafting knowledge of data privacy and retention provisions in contracts and of other privacy-related documents.
  • Drafts and negotiates data privacy and retention provisions of DPAs and related data privacy documents, with authority to make decisions.
  • Monitors changes in law or regulations, trends, discussions, and best practices related to data privacy or retention, and communicates internally.
  • Oversees and executes the updating of historic DPAs to meet new regulatory requirements, including performing TIAs.
  • Identifies potential risks, escalates concerns related to data privacy or retention issues as appropriate, and assists in developing risk mitigation plans.
  • Assists in the mitigation of retention issues raised during business reviews.
  • Addresses data privacy and retention inquiries from the Ansys business teams, leveraging past responses to create consistent guidance within a team repository.
  • Conducts legal, regulatory, and business-related research on data privacy or retention issues to be handled in-house.
  • Assists in the creation of data privacy and retention collateral for internal stakeholders.
  • Assists in the redesign and implementation of an updated DPA repository and TIA process.
  • Creates documentation that supports existing and new privacy team processes, including DPA checklists, DPA and TIA process flows, retention guidance, Privacy Handbook, presentations, and other SOPs.
  • Corresponds with outside counsel on limited data privacy or retention issues.
  • Creates and maintains data privacy and retention collateral such as SharePoint sites, Yammer groups, internal articles, Clean & Green week information, and video demos.
  • Supports the development, coordination, and execution of training and awareness programs for data privacy and retention initiatives.
  • Participates in the planning, execution and monitoring of various program roadmap initiatives in addition to day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Understands data privacy, retention, data protection concepts and regulations to conduct reviews and assessments or to provide guidance to business teams relating to their data privacy and retention issues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from a nationally accredited law school; admitted to a regional bar.
  • 1+ plus years of experience practicing as a commercial or corporate attorney at a law firm
  • Minimum 1+ years of related experience in negotiating contracts, agreements and related clauses
  • Demonstrates both collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team, while completing tasks and projects autonomously if necessary
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), with both legal and non-legal professionals and comfort working in a role requiring utmost discretion and confidentiality
  • Organizational strength – ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, developing, and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
  • Is flexible and adaptable – demonstrated ability to work diplomatically and tactfully with others


Culture and Values
Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

Working at Ansys
At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.