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Director, Privacy

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

The Director of Privacy, sitting within the Ethics & Compliance Department, has broad experience in managing a privacy program for a global company that has federal and state government customers, commercial contracts, and drives consumer interactions through its commercial products, including in the Over-The- Counter (OTC) space.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Run a strategic and comprehensive privacy program compliant with U.S. Federal and State laws, GDPR and other international privacy laws that develops, maintains, and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy protection practices 
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure privacy compliance in system and process implementations
•    Monitor developments in state, federal and provincial privacy laws and communicate changes in laws and industry best practices to business teams
•    Partner with stakeholders across the organization to complete Data Protection Impact Assessments (“DPIA”) 
•    Respond to inquiries and requests regarding personal information (“Data Subject Access Requests”)
•    Provide guidance on consumer-facing pharmaceutical marketing and outreach initiatives
•    Lead the Privacy Working Group in monthly meetings and program initiatives
•    Manage and update, as needed, the global privacy and data breach policies and procedures
•    In the event of a security incident, assist IT and Legal in mitigation and remediation plans, including breach notifications
•    Create and implement innovative and tailored training programs, educational resources and awareness campaigns
•    Review commercial contracts for privacy issues
•    Identify and implement process improvements and enhancements to the privacy program
•    Prepare reports and present status updates and initiatives on the privacy program to leadership
•    Support ethics & compliance programs with investigations, Code of Conduct and policy updates and ethics training

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    Bachelor’s degree required.  Law Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School required. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required. 
•    Experience in creating and managing privacy programs
•    A self-starter and team player who works collaboratively with colleagues across the organization
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Strong presentation, and oral and written communication skills
•    Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Experience with OneTrust or another similar privacy management tool preferred
•    CIPP, CIPM or similar certification preferred


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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400 Professional Drive
Suite 400

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