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Legal Counsel - Global Data Privacy

Country : United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Region : Dubaï

Town : DUBAI

Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Who We Are: At Huda Beauty, our Mission is to create a world of beauty where everyone is celebrated, so that we can inspire you to find your magic! Launched by award-winning beauty powerhouse Huda Kattan in 2013, Huda Beauty is one of the world's fastest growing beauty and media brands. As a company, we are fueled by purpose and not profit, this allows us to approach things differently so that we can create products, content, and a community like no other. A lot has changed since our launch in 2013, but something that will forever remain at the core of Huda Beauty is our focus on Kaizen, breaking boundaries and our unwavering passion for kindness!

Summary: Huda Beauty is looking for a 2 PQE+ Data Privacy lawyer to join our Global Legal, Regulatory and Compliance team. You will report to Huda Beauty's General Counsel. You are probably someone who is working in private practice in a leading data privacy practice looking to move in-house or you are already an in-house data privacy lawyer looking for a broader global role in a multi-national company.

A successful candidate will demonstrate their experience in providing legal advice and leading on aspects of the Responsibilities below. You will be commercially-oriented, a key 'can-do' member of the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance team working seamlessly with Huda Beauty's other departments, such as eCommerce, IT, Data Analytics, Influencer Marketing and more. You will exhibit a strong interest to develop both core legal skills and other professional or business skills. A natural cross-functional collaborator who will work closely with others within Huda Beauty as well as external vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting: work directly with Huda Beauty's General Counsel as a key internal point of contacton all matters concerning data privacy laws.
  • Advisory: Advise all relevant business functions on all relevant data protection laws including aspects of data processing including collection, use, storage, transfers, disclosures, consent and so on.
  • Structure: Support and co-develop Huda Beauty's data protection programme structurally.
  • Risk assessments: Conduct a comparative analysis and risk assessment market by market to identify any required remediation.
  • Contracts: Lead the legal support for contract reviews and remediation as required for current and future vendorsincluding data processing agreements or standard contract clauses.
  • Investigations: co-support on any investigations relating to potential data privacy issues including any requirements for reporting,
  • Collaboration: Work very closely with key functions such as eCommerce, IT, Data Analytics and others to advise on complex data privacy and other legal issues with a view to arriving at compliant and commercially-practical solutions.
  • Training and learning: Lead on legal training and learning across Huda Beauty's functions globally, optimizing collaboration between functions and helping to embed a culture of compliance throughout the company.
  • Future forward: Anticipate and horizon scan for legal developments and advise on necessary operational adjustments.
  • External counsel: relationships are important so collaborating externally with leadership, working with industry associations and brand protection peers.
  • Flexibility: You understand this is a global role which requires working closely and collaboratively with stakeholders in other time zones. This require agile working and a varied approach to managing and leading on issues.
  • Get things done: Together with the General Counsel, foster an agile, cross-functional organisation focused on business excellence with doing the right thing and our unwavering passion for kindness.

  • A law degree (or equivalent qualification) is required. A masters or other postgraduate degree in data protection is highly advantageous.
  • Being admitted to a bar in a major jurisdiction is required.
  • A clear understanding of major data protection laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulations and / or the California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate their applicable experience in providing legal advice and leading on aspects of the Responsibilities above. Successful candidate will clearly demonstrate what they achieved vs what a wider team achieved.
  • Experience with data privacy enforcement is a plus.
  • Commercially-astute, pragmatic individual who understands and manages legal risks and consequences together with business process, strategy and regulatory requirements.
  • A proactive, decisive individual with demonstrable experience with influencing senior stakeholders. You should be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • A positive team player, willing to wear many hats, roll-up-their-sleeves and get the job done in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in legal tech is advantageous.
  • Fluent in English languge skills is essential; other fluent language skills from a major market of Huda Beauty's operations is advantageous.
Our Benefits & Perks

  • Monthly "Self Love Days" - at company discretion
  • Premium Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for employee plus dependents
  • Monthly coaching sessions with our in-house Success Coach
  • Employee discounts on all Huda Beauty, Wishful, and Kayali products
  • Hybrid working schedules (home and office)
  • Quarterly product gifting
Huda Beauty is committed to building diverse and inclusive teams and upholding an equal employment workplace that is free from discrimination. We hire stellar individuals regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical conditions, disability, or veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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