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Privacy Officer

If you are looking for a job with great opportunity to work with compliance and GDPR while impacting all levels of an organisation, this is the job for you. That is, if you have experience working with personal data regulation and a good understanding of data vendor management. You will join a legal team of skilled colleagues working across the entire Chr. Hansen organization. As such, this is a unique opportunity to set your mark on the GDPR program in Chr. Hansen. 

Working with GDPR - also on a global scale 

Your overall focus is to manage Chr. Hansen’s personal data protection program and to advice important stakeholders in the organization on personal data protection regulation. You will do so by acting as a sparring partner to the business and by supporting the GDPR Program Manager. Furthermore you will work on processes, controls and you will be part of establishing a GDPR compliance organization within Chr. Hansen - always with a solution oriented attitude that balances compliance and business needs. Your tasks will be to:  

  • Ensure that local filings/notifications of systems and data processing are maintained and any required authorizations 
  • On-going monitoring of personal data regulation compliance 
  • First point of contact internally and externally for authorities and data subjects in regard to personal data 
  • On-going advice on data protection regulation to the Chr. Hansen business 
  • Management of training and awareness in regard to personal data  
  • Actively drive privacy risk management and improvements in Chr. Hansen  

In this role you will be interacting across the entire Chr. Hansen organization, cooperating with internal and external stakeholders. You will be based at the Danish headquarters in Hørsholm, Greater Copenhagen and report to the Head of Corporate Legal and EMEA.  

Legal background and personal data regulation experience  

You have a Master of Laws or a cand.merc.jur. or similar. This is backed by experience in data protection regulation and preferably GDPR as well as an understanding of data vendor management. It is crucial that you have strong business acumen and are familiar with risk management. Furthermore it is important that you understand the value of knowledge sharing.  

As you will be working cross-organisationally you will need all of your ability to collaborate and create sustainable relationships – across cultural, professional and geographical borders. This takes very good communication skills in English, written and spoken. As such, you are a people influencer and you can transmit your personal enthusiasm to people around you, ensuring that goals are met according to plans and deadlines. 

About Legal Affairs 

The Legal Affairs department is part of the broader Compliance function, which includes Global Regulatory & External Affairs, Quality Assurance, IPR & Licensing, the Corporate Secretariat. In total Compliance counts 85 employees world-wide. Reliance and cross functional interaction as well as a proactive and dynamic working environment characterize the Compliance function. The Legal Affairs department supports the entire Chr. Hansen organization across the world with all major legal matters. In addition, Legal Affairs drives various compliance programs across the global organization. In Legal Affairs we are proud of the direct and visible business critical value we deliver to the company. Positive thinking and focus on continuous improvement characterize our work environment – we are a team with high spirit and high pace.   


For further questions, feel free to contact Christine Bruhn Tuxen, Head of Corporate Legal & EMEA, +45 21268520 

Please apply online.  Here you can also enter your details into our CV-bank. 

Deadline for applications is December 8, 2017 but please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible since we will be processing incoming applications continually. 

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at:

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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