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Senior Director & Senior Counsel, China Compliance and Privacy

posted March 22, 2019

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia
East Shanghai, China

About This Job


This in-house attorney position supports
design, implementation, operation, monitoring and continuous improvement
efforts around Hilton's Privacy & Data Security and Ethics &
Compliance programs. Job duties include:

  • Tracking
    and monitoring China data protection and data security requirements,
    providing business partners with guidance on privacy and data security
    issues, and overseeing internal and third-party privacy and data
    security risk assessments
  • Implementing
    compliance policies and operations procedures to promote compliance and
    address key compliance risk areas in China, developing compliance
    training/education programs, designing and implementing compliance risk
    mitigation plans (anticorruption, trade sanctions, anti-money
    laundering), monitoring compliance activities against internal and
    external benchmarks, and leading internal investigations of compliance

What will I be doing?
Sr Director & Sr Counsel, China Compliance and Privacy, you will be
responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest

Privacy & Data Security
  • Develops in-depth knowledge of China privacy and data security laws and regulations
  • Oversees internal and third-party risk and privacy impact assessments
  • Provides support for fraud investigations as they relate to privacy and data security requirements
  • Advises on contract provisions related to privacy and data security
  • Delivers training to promote information security and privacy awareness
  • Assists in data mapping and data classification exercises and supports data governance and information management efforts
Ethics & Compliance
  • Promotes a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Provides advice and guidance related to compliance policies and procedures
  • Delivers ethics and compliance training programs
  • Develops
    risk-based compliance training appropriate for specific functions in
    China to optimize the training experience and effectiveness from the
    perspective of each team member group being trained
  • Conducts
    assessments to monitor existing compliance, identifies needs and
    opportunities, makes recommendations, and develops compliance risk
    mitigation plans
  • Collaborates with other functional areas to implement compliance risk mitigation plans (“operationalizing compliance”)
  • Participates in internal investigations of compliance issues
  • Performs special projects as assigned
  • Works
    with the standard systems and procedures of Hilton’s Legal Department
    and supports the continuous improvement and updating of these systems
  • Leverages effective partnerships with outside counsel resources, internal clients, and other corporate departments


What are we looking for?
As Sr
Director & Sr Counsel, China Compliance and Privacy serving Hilton
Brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other
Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the
attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:

Required Qualifications

  • Law degree from a reputable university
  • 7-10 years post-qualification experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal counsel role
  • Familiarity with privacy laws and regulations in China
  • A solid understanding of corporate ethics and compliance program requirements and best practices
  • Proven experience in driving and executing complex ethics and compliance programs across a large enterprise
  • Knowledge
    of the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and laws affecting
    international compliance risk areas (e.g., the U.S. Foreign Corrupt
    Practices Act, trade sanctions programs, and anti-money
    laundering/source of funds regulations)
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills. Ability to write with clarity,
    listen effectively and communicate clearly in a polite and
    understandable manner
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Ability to manage organizational change, problem solve, and make and implement high impact decisions.
  • Ability
    to develop and maintain productive and positive working relationships
    across all levels of the organization and with external vendors and
    business partners
  • Cultural
    awareness, sound business acumen, and the ability to exercise judgment
    in analyzing facts or circumstances surrounding sensitive issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently and work effectively under time and resource constraints
  • Ability
    to work effectively both independently and as part of a team,
    particularly with the company’s hotel developers and franchise
    administration team
  • Exceptionally high attention to detail
  • Ability to organize complex projects and establish priorities consistent with departmental objectives
  • Able to work irregular hours to accommodate global time differences
  • Strict
    compliance with applicable laws, company policies, and the highest
    standards of professional responsibility, ethics and integrity
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Ability
    to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent
    demands and appropriately prioritize responsibilities
  • Fluency in written and spoken Chinese and English
  • Education: BA/BS/Bachelor's Degree
  • License/ Certificates: Qualified to practice law in PRC
  • Years of related experience:7+
  • Add'l requirements (i.e. % of travel, etc.):10% travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10-13 years post-qualification experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal counsel role
  • Prior exposure to hospitality industry or other industry with a franchise model
  • Years of related experience:10+

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector
from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business
and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities
and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing
exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to
fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a
team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every
day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



About This Employer

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia

4205, Bund Centre 222 Yan An Road
East Shanghai, 200002

Regional Office

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We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.