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Sr. Counsel, Privacy Counsel


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85906
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Labor & Employment EMEA
Division:  Legal, ERM, Real Estate and Procurement

Embark on a pivotal role at LYB, where your expertise in data privacy laws will shape the future of sustainable living. As a guardian of data integrity, you’ll craft and refine policies that align with global regulations, ensuring LYB’s commitment to privacy is unwavering. Your legal acumen will navigate the complexities of international agreements, while your proactive approach will keep LYB at the forefront of compliance. Join us, and become the cornerstone of LYB’s mission to innovate responsibly in an ever-connected world. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is Lyondellbasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

This position will be responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on all aspects of data privacy laws, regulations, and best practices. They will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure LYB’s data handling practices comply with applicable laws and regulations while furthering LYB’s purpose: creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice on data privacy matters to various departments within LYB;
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the company’s global data privacy policies and procedures;
  • Conduct data protection impact assessments and advise on data protection risks;
  • Negotiate and draft data privacy contractual provisions in complex agreements with customers and third-party vendors, data processing agreements, data transfer agreements, data protection clauses, and other privacy related agreements;
  • Monitor changes in data privacy laws and regulations, and advise and implement modifications to LYB’s global data privacy policies and procedures as needed to ensure compliance;
  • Effectively respond to data-privacy-related inquiries and incidents, including crisis events in coordination with LYB’s crisis management team, responding to potential data breaches, and handling data subject requests;
  • Train employees on data privacy best practices and legal requirements;
  • Maintain the Company’s privacy management tool, OneTrust, which is used for monitoring and documenting processing activities and conducting ongoing reviews of vendors that handle personal data.

This is who you are

  • Expert knowledge of data privacy laws, regulations, and practices, professional certification(s) preferred, and thrives in an international working environment;
  • Strong legal drafting and negotiation skills, attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and analytical skills; a substantial part of this role is to review and negotiate contract revisions, document legal advice in legal memoranda, prepare presentations and written training programs, draft and review investigation reports, and draft legal alerts;
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and stakeholder management skills;
  • A good understanding of Cyber, IT and Digital challenges and business stakes;
  • Excellent organizational skills and is flexible as the position requires planning for and some domestic and international travel;
  • Experience in public speaking and conducting in-person training with large audiences.

This is what you bring

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited US law school or law degree or equivalent from EU or non-EU jurisdictions;
  • Admission to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction;
  • At least 4 years of legal experience in data privacy law preferably in private practice and in-house;
  • Languages - English, additional European language preferred;
  • Experience with OneTrust and Archer systems preferred.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our Senior Corporate Recruiter at james.smeets @ for more details. 

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