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Regulatory Legal Affairs & Data Privacy Counsel

Airbus Americas
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

The Regulatory Legal Affairs and Data Privacy Counsel will lead and implement the Airbus Privacy (Data Protection) program within Airbus Americas and its subsidiaries and controlled joint ventures. In addition, this role provides legal regulatory support in the US to the General Counsel, government affairs and safety teams. This position will work in close coordination with the Airbus Regulatory Legal Affairs and Privacy team in Europe. The position has a reporting line to the Airbus Americas Head of US IP and Digital and coordinates with the Head of Airbus Regulatory Legal Affairs and Personal Data Protection Officer (DPO). This position also is part of the Airbus Americas One Roof Legal & Compliance team.

Primary Responsibilities:

Inform and advise on Airbus privacy obligations: 50%

  • Raise awareness and provide training
  • Advise business on how to collect and process personal data to ensure adequate protection of personal data
  • Manage a network of Privacy Focal Points in the US functions, sites and subsidiaries and provide them guidance and advice as to personal data protection requirements
  • Provide advice regarding Personal Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) to ensure that when personal data is collected and/or processed, it is done so in consideration of the rights of the individuals whose personal data is concerned and the risks to their right to privacy
  • Generally provide advice to the business on personal data protection requirements in the US

Assist Airbus in monitoring internal compliance: 20%

Conduct fit-checks and audits of subsidiaries, partners and business processes: 20%

  • Deliver Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) reporting inputs as necessary
  • Ensure close coordination with Ethics & Compliance in the region
  • Ensure business processes that manage personal data are assessed and recorded in the central register

Regulatory Legal Support and other matters: 30%

  • Provide legal support and anticipation to ensure compliance with respect to other regulatory topics in the US including FAA, DOT, FTC, trade, ESG and security
  • Support the drafting of government related correspondence and comments
  • Other duties/projects as assigned

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required
  • JD (US Legal degree and State Bar preferred)


  • 5-10 years professional experience in international companies or law firms with exposure to regulatory and privacy matters

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Strong business orientation with a solid legal and privacy background
  • Extensive knowledge of privacy requirements
  • Ability to direct and follow through with policy implementation
  • Ability to provide comments to draft regulations and other government related documents
  • Demonstrated experience in an entrepreneurial, self-directed role
  • Ability to work well as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience working as part of a multi-functional team across several divisions
  • Strong influencing and communication skills

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in English
  • Ability to influence and present well
  • French, German or Spanish language skills a plus, but not required

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic and International


  • Able to work in the US

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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