Data Privacy Specialist

Department:  Legal
Date:  Nov 16, 2021

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter



This position will be responsible for Data Privacy Office operations and report to the Director, Global Data Privacy. Primary responsibilities include managing the Data Privacy email account, ownership of the data privacy project plan, and of global data privacy management tools (e.g., OneTrust), including assessing, tracking and monitoring progress of data privacy impact assessments. The position will interact with members of various departments through FMC including Legal, Compliance, HR, IT, Procurement, and marketing. The successful candidate must collaborate with business groups while achieving deadlines. Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills are required as this position will be responsible for preparing core team and management materials (e.g., status reports) and interfacing with key department members to promote data privacy.




The candidate should be agile and able to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision, as ad hoc activities may arise and shift priorities. The candidate must possess outstanding organization and process documentation skills. Experience in internal or external audit, compliance or risk functions will assist the candidate as critical thinking and risk-based analysis skills are required when completing tasks.


Data Privacy Office team members are cross trained to provide back up support to other team members, so the position will be required to learn how to use and deploy training using 3rd party training software and be involved in any incident investigations and incident tracking, as needed.


Assist the Data Privacy Office in day to day tasks, projects and other data privacy operations duties. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage the Data Privacy Office email accounts and act as a point of contact for data subjects with regards to questions related to processing of personal data and to exercise of their rights under the regulations, as needed, and in consultations with the Director, Global Data Privacy.
  • Manage projects from inception to delivery, creating and managing against a detailed project plan, budget and schedule. This includes monitoring open items in a timely fashion to ensure projects stay on track; meeting face-to-face with team members to obtain status updates; escalate project risks to the Director, Global Data Privacy or others, when and as appropriate; and, update logs for risks, actions, issues and decisions (RAID) made.
  • Drive program success by working collaboratively with the various FMC functions/stakeholders and if applicable, external stakeholders.
  • Update privacy documents within FMC Data Privacy Tools and SharePoint.
  • Ability to work in a faced-pace environment and manage multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish goals. Must be agile as privacy regulations continue to evolve and FMC adapts accordingly.
  • Manage the global data privacy management tool (OneTrust). This includes reviewing, assessing and understanding the status of data privacy impact assessments (DPIAs), and ensuring that they are completed timely. It also includes supporting data inventory assessment activities that are required on a periodic basis, by working with business owners to maintain accurate records of how FMC collects, shares and uses personal data.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and be able to make risk-based analysis and decisions when reviewing DPIAs, assessing the project plan, assisting with the annual risk assessment process and other activities assigned.
  • Continuously monitor the status and effectiveness of privacy controls which includes conducting and/or reviewing audit results and providing feedback on the audits and privacy controls.
  • Draft training materials and/or communications related to internal data privacy training
  • Support the Data Privacy Office training efforts on various data privacy software tools used. For example, train users on how to use the data privacy impact assessment tool or the data privacy tools used for training. This could involve working with external vendors, as needed, to administer data privacy training deployments, troubleshoot and respond to issues users are experiencing, maintain trackers of trainings completed and follow up with HR and/or managers to ensure users have completed required trainings.
  • Participate in external data privacy-related organizations to share and collaborate on best practices, as well as participate in external trainings to expand knowledge of laws regulations related to privacy.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of relevant privacy laws and regulations related to FMC’s Privacy Program.
  • Participate in incident investigations, incident tracking, response plans, and activities related to data privacy, as needed.
  • Handle various administrative tasks, ad-hoc legal and compliance projects.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Education:


  • Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years’ experience in Data Privacy or related area (e.g., internal or external audit, compliance, HR, IT, or project management)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certification - CIPP, CIPM or CIPT (is a plus)



  • Demonstrated competency in thinking strategically, analytically, conceptually, and innovatively, including the ability to synthesize and analyze data
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to face off across all levels of an organization
  • Inquisitive, adaptive, and agile learner
  • Highly motivated self-started with the ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Visio)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to follow through on assignments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of privacy principles and practices, legislation and investigative processes would be preferred.
  • Professional qualifications/certifications relating to data protection and/or information security (CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US) preferred or willingness to complete.
  • Experience managing key systems used by privacy functions (e.g., OneTrust, PolicyTech, SAI Global)
  • Experience working with data inventory documentation and records retention management including privacy regulatory compliance, privacy impact assessments and data mapping
  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong technical skills, particularly around database management
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality and attention to detail

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department