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Amgen Compliance Senior Manager, International Privacy & Data Protection in Lisbon, Portugal


THE AMGEN CAPABILITY CENTER IN LISBON, PORTUGAL (ACCP ) will be home to over 300 multi-national and multi-cultural employees, representing a broad range of cross-functional capabilities, including Commercial, General and Administrative, Information Systems, Research and Development and more. The ACCP will offer rich career growth and development opportunities, regional and global exposure, and the opportunity to LIVE, WIN and THRIVE in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

The ACCP is located in the vibrant city center of Lisbon in Sete Rios.

If you feel like you are part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Compliance Senior Manager, International Privacy & Data Protection



As an experienced Privacy Professional, you will work in the Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics (WC&BE) Department of a global pharmaceutical/biotechnology headquartered in Southern California.

The individual will be located in the Amgen Capability Center Portugal (ACCP) and support Amgen’s Privacy Compliance program in Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The individual will report directly to the Executive Director, Head of Global Privacy & Data Protection and:

  • Provide advice, guidance and/or support to local Compliance professionals regarding:

  • Any data protection issues arising at respective affiliates

  • Data Protection Authority (DPA) Notifications and Prior Approval submissions

  • Data Subject Inquiry responses (including access requests and requests for correction or deletion)

  • DPA inquiries and inspections (including advising on filing of DPA Notifications etc.)

  • Audit preparation and remediation

  • Regional execution of timely self-assessments to detect Privacy and Data Protection gaps and communicate gaps to Head of Global Privacy immediately (including liaising with business partners and IS to remediate self-assessments and audit gaps)

  • Any needed privacy-related training

  • Provide advice, guidance and/or support to Global Privacy Compliance team regarding:

  • Regional or local privacy regulations and DPA activities regarding relevant regions

  • Local and/or regional privacy risks

  • Status of the Privacy Compliance program in respective countries on a regular basis

  • Cross-borders issues and assist in the development and implementation of solution-oriented approaches to Privacy and Data Protection compliance in assigned region and across Amgen

  • Best practices and how to improve cross-geographical and cross-functional awareness of Privacy and Data Protection

  • Implementation and identifying any needed improvements in Privacy Incident Response process in regional affiliates in assigned region

  • Enable privacy compliance across various functions by:

  • Providing training together with the WC&BE team, and regular communications on Privacy and Data Protection Compliance to relevant staff

  • Advising on Privacy and Data Protection issues, including drafting privacy notices, templates and consents, and ensuring consistency in practices and forms across regions; and

  • Collaborating with Law, Corporate Audit, Information Systems and WC&BE functions regarding Privacy and Data Protection requirements to enable compliance and programmatic improvement.


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree & 6 years of directly related experience

Master’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience

Bachelor’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

At least 10 years of legal and/or privacy and data protection experience at a global company in a regulated industry (biopharmaceutical experience preferred), with deep expertise in Privacy and Data Protection.

  • Proven ability to effectively and timely handle multiple initiatives and cross-departmental projects (i.e., strong project management skills)

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with business leadership, information systems professionals and compliance professionals to drive workable solutions

  • Proven ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and to thrive and deliver in a highly regulated and fast-paced corporate environment

  • Demonstrated ability to regularly re-prioritize risks, objectives and action plans based on an evolving corporate and regulatory landscape

  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity and complex situations

  • Strong ability to synthesize vast amounts of sophisticated data, and clearly and concisely articulate the relevant points at the right altitude depending on the audience

  • Demonstrable competence to collaborate, get results and influence cross-organizational partners and decision-makers with different operational and jurisdictional responsibilities

  • Proven communication, relationship-building and collaboration skills

  • Experienced in crisis management and handling

  • Proven commitment to delivering quality and timely output

  • Ability to work with key partners to ensure coordination of activities and alignment between security and privacy programs

  • Strong strategic thinking skills and ability to translate strategy into action plans

  • Excellent ability to interact and build relationships at all levels of management and staffing across organizational/jurisdictional boundaries

  • Ability to understand, plan and navigate in a matrixed environment

  • Excellent command of English (spoken and written) and public speaking skills

  • Availability in crisis

  • Appreciation of the global context of local or regional activities

Additional Competencies/Skills:

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Effective organizational and creative problem-solving skills

  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative and a strong work ethic

  • Strong understanding of the role of compliance professionals

  • CIPP certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (preferred)

  • High level of integrity in all actions


What you can expect of us

Vast opportunities to learn, develop, and move up and across our global organization.

Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where colleagues are empowered to bring ideas to the table, try new things, and act.

Generous Amgen Total Rewards Plan comprising healthcare, finance, wealth and career benefits.

Flexible work arrangements.


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.