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Data Protection Associate - Permanent Position

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Start date
6 Jun 2024
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Regulatory Affairs, Compliance
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

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Job description:

Data Protection Associate - Permanent Position (3226)

Your new role

We are looking for a Data Protection Associate, working with the EMEA Data Protection team to ensure the compliance of the Eisai EMEA region and other Eisai entities based outside of the UK/EU with the GDPR and other applicable local data protection laws. 

What are we looking for?

  • A degree in law, computer science or other area relevant to data protection, or equivalent.
  • CIPP(E) (Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe)) is advantageous but not required 
  • A second language (ideally French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, or Japanese) is advantageous but not required.
  • Possess good experience and understanding alongside practical application of EU GDPR, UK GDPR and UK Data Protection Act. 
  • Previous experience in a compliance, data protection and/or privacy role required, preferably in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Knowledge of other applicable data protection laws is advantageous but not required
  • Evidence of undertaking all or some of the following:
    • data protection/ information security risk assessments
    • vendor assessments 
    • compliance gap analysis
    • data protection impact assessments
    • legitimate interest assessments
    • transfer impact assessments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent in spoken & written English) with excellent presentation / negotiation skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively across a matrix organisation.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and manage multiple deadlines.


What we offer in return
Eisai offers a competitive salary and excellent wider benefits package that includes,

  • Hybrid working (Depending on role)
  • Car/Car Allowance (Depending on role)
  • Electric charging points for Electric/Hybrid vehicles
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant and coffee shop
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Retail discounts
  • Well-being & mental health awareness programmes 
  • Multi-faith prayer room

You will also be based out of our excellent EMEA Knowledge Centre (EKC) facility, which is our EU Headquarters, and offers an inclusive, and collaborative working environment.


What you need to do next 
If you are interested in this position, please click ‘apply now’ at the top of this advert. Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete your profile, and upload a copy of your CV along with any additional information to support your application. 

If you have any questions, please contact us on 


Eisai Recruitment Statement
Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success, and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. We look forward to receiving your application.


Eisai EMEA EDI Commitment Statement 
We believe that diverse and inclusive teams promote wellbeing, learning and innovation, helping Eisai serve our patients, their families, our employees, and society. Our commitment is: 

  • to embrace and celebrate our differences, respecting and valuing each other. 
  • to include equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in all that we do so everyone has a full sense of belonging. 
  • to value individual talent where every employee can be themselves and thrive in an environment of openness, trust, and integrity


Eisai is a leading research based pharmaceutical organisation with an extensive portfolio across the Oncology, Neurology and Pain therapy areas.

By joining Eisai, you will be working for an organisation with a human healthcare philosophy, which means that we put the patient first in everything we do.


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AL10 9SN

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