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Why Superdrug?

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.
We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to join a fast paced and commercially focused legal team and to provide strategic and pragmatic legal support to A. S. Watson and its three business units in the UK - Superdrug, The Perfume Shop and Savers. 
The role is primarily focused on providing data protection advice and support to the business and acting as the UK data privacy champion as part of the global A.S. Watson data privacy network, however there is also scope for the negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts. You will act as a trusted legal adviser to colleagues throughout the UK business units at various levels of seniority. This role reports to a Senior Legal Counsel and will contribute towards the supervision of the trainee in the team.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

Review and approval of privacy assessment tools (PATs) submitted by colleagues and suppliers using the One Trust system, alongside IT Security colleagues
Advising the business in relation to day-to-day data privacy questions, particularly from our Healthcare, eCommerce and CRM teams, including the ongoing compliance of our customer loyalty programmes.
Drafting and review of a wide range of documents, such as internal data protection policies and procedures, contracts with a data protection focus and privacy and cookie notices.
Playing an active role in the global A.S. Watson data privacy network, including being responsible for ongoing compliance programmes for the UK businesses, keeping the network up to date with legal developments in the UK and cascading Group initiatives to the UK BUs.
Dealing with a wide range of privacy issues, including supporting the business on data subject access requests (DSARs) from both customers and employees and dealing with investigations and incidents, involving close liaison with senior colleagues within the ASW Group.
Creating and providing training to the business on privacy and other legal issues.
Negotiation and drafting of a wide range of commercial contracts, including digital and adtech agreements

This job is a great fit for you if:

You enjoy working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
You are relatable and inspire trust and confidence from stakeholders.
You have a keen interest in the retail sector and working with a vibrant and fast-paced organisation.
You have a data protection background, ideally with experience gained in a well-respected commercial team in private practice or in-house.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to work directly with the business.
You are proactive in identifying where legal support is required.
You take an adaptable approach, moving with the business as decisions are made.

Here's what you'll need: 

UK qualified lawyer of 3 - 5 years PQE.
Data protection experience.
Experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
Experience of using the One Trust system would be beneficial but not essential.

Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Currently we are working from home in line with government guidelines When we are able  you will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm


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