Director & Associate General Counsel, Privacy

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ABOUT THE JOB

As Director & Associate General Counsel, Privacy, you will head up Instacart's Global Privacy Program at Instacart by working closely with internal client teams in our product, policy, communications, CARE, engineering, and other teams to ensure company-wide compliance with relevant data protection and privacy laws. You’ll also partner closely with IT and security, developing policies and procedures to protect company data and manage vendor relationships.
You’ll need to be proactive and engaged, collaborative, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll your sleeves up and dig into tough legal problems to reach a creative solution.

  • Advising the business on privacy matters concerning product development and strategy, marketing, data use and governance, and risk

  • Lead, manage and provide strategic guidance for Instacart’s Global Privacy Program 

  • Lead the Vendor Security Council that reviews, vets, and on-boards new vendors

  • Working closely with the Security team (and advising that team of technical requirements), creating, deploying and maintaining customer-facing, industry-leading privacy policies, procedures and practices for internal and external audiences 

  • Manage compliance with all applicable privacy regulations, including PIPEDA, the Australian Privacy Act, GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA 

  • Help lead and support the Incident Response Team in the review and coordination of potential privacy or data security incidents, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts

  • Review/draft a variety of agreements to ensure compliance with privacy-related contract terms

  • Collaborating and coordinating with the Policy Team to proactively monitor and review privacy and data-protection related legislation and advocating for positions beneficial to the company

  • Keep Instacart at the forefront of the evolving regulatory landscape by staying up to date with best practices and legislative and regulatory developments

  • Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for legal issues that may arise in the future.

ABOUT YOU

We rely on our values to guide our decisions: Solve for the Customer, Every Minute Counts, This is Your Baby, Go Far, Together and Of Course, But Maybe. What does this mean for your role? We are looking for someone who has:

  • At least 12 years of practice experience, including time at a time at a top law firm and at least 3 years specifically focused on privacy and/or cybersecurity at an in-house legal department

  • A successful track record of overseeing multi-jurisdictional privacy programs, including implementation of the GDPR

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to lead teams working towards a goal

  • Deep subject matter expertise in global privacy laws and general passion about privacy and technology 

  • Familiarity with a wide-variety legal issues affecting the Internet and e-commerce spaces 

  • The ability to provide clear, concise legal advice, work effectively cross-functionally to drive to results, particularly with engineering, product and marketing teams

  • Sound judgment and skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal communication

  • Clear comfort and well-substantiated familiarity with technology

  • A team player

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Location

Instacart SF (our HQ) is located in the Embarcadero district—a major transit hub with views of the Ferry Building, Treasure Island, and more.

An Insider's view of Instacart

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Family—its what I think of when someone asks me about the Instacart Finance team. It is ACCR-UAL world out there but all of us have each other’s back!

Sachin

Payroll Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Our team is hyper-focused on delivering value to our enterprise customers. We are shaking up the grocery industry and every day brings a new challenge. There's never a dull moment on the technical delivery team!

Nicola

Technical Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Instacart has given me the opportunity to grow my career significantly over the last 5 years. I started as an In-store shopper, became a Shift Lead, was promoted to Site Manager. Eventually, I transitioned into a new role on my current team at HQ and am expanding my coding skills with Carrot University, our internal coding bootcamp.

Annabel

Shopper Community Lead, Field Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"I love being a part of the Care team because we genuinely care about the customers that use our platform and our employees who work hard to ensure a great experience. I get to play an integral role in helping us turn our Care vision into reality."

Kiha

Human Resources Director, Care

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a large company that is growing quickly, there is still a huge appetite for trying new things; in fact, it's the expectation. There is no 'cookie-cutter' approach.

Tonci

Senior Technical Recruiter

What are Instacart Perks + Benefits

Instacart Benefits Overview

Health & Wellbeing
At Instacart we offer generous employer contributions to healthcare for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health. From flu-shot clinics to “take what you need” time off, we provide a holistic approach to supporting our employees' physical and emotional well being.

Family
We believe in supporting every parent within the Instacart family. Paid parental leave, a grocery credit, and sweet baby swag are offered to new parents. We aim to support parents returning to work with on-site Mother’s Rooms, our Parents @ ERG, and events like Bring Your Child to Work Day.

Food
We donut take food (or food puns) lightly at here Instacart. From giving all employees a free Instacart Express membership to celebrating milestones and cultural heritage months with food, to hosting a monthly AMA with our CEO called "the Scoop" (featuring scoops of ice cream), food is baked into our daily lives.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Feeding America
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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