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MasterCard Legal Specialist ( LLB, Contracts & Privacy ) in Pune, India

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Job Title

Legal Specialist ( LLB, Contracts & Privacy )

Specialist, Legal Services - Privacy and Data Protection Services

The GBSC (Global Business Services Center) is the shared services organization for Mastercard. Consistent with the One LFI model, GBSC is partnering with the Law, Franchise and Integrity team to build a legal shared services function. The GBSC team is predominantly co-located in a collaborative working environment in the heart of the Mastercard Technology Operations headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Select regional hubs exist to provide additional scale and agility. The GBSC provides services to all regions and all business units spanning 50 countries.

The Specialist, Legal Services - Privacy and Data Protection Services will be part of a team of privacy legal specialists within the broader GBSC Legal Services team. This position will support Mastercard’s integrated approach to privacy and data protection and be accountable for negotiating data protection terms in services agreements and stand-alone data protection agreements, and delivering positive customer experiences and efficient business results.

• Does the pursuit of excellence appeal to you?

• Are you committed to customer service?

• Do you enjoy solving legal and business problems?

• Are you passionate about identifying and implementing process improvements?

If so, keep reading as this might be the perfect role for you.


• Understand complex global privacy and data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and apply legal concepts to business and data constructs and processes

• Conduct outreach (via e-mail) to suppliers and business partners identified by Mastercard’s Privacy and Data Protection team and the relevant business teams, using a pre-approved playbook, to negotiate stand-alone data transfer agreements for the purposes of complying with CJEU’s Schrems II judgment and incorporating new set of Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the European Commission

• Review and negotiate stand-alone data protection agreements with suppliers and business partners and escalate to corresponding Privacy and Data Protection subject matter experts as needed.

• Be accountable for, track and maintain all date protection agreements prepared, revised and executed in consultation with the business unit client and other subject matter experts, and in accordance with approved policies and playbooks

• Support review and update of pre-approved playbooks, standard responses, escalation and other processes in collaboration with Privacy and Data Protection subject matter experts

• Identify trends in supplier and business partner responses and produce reporting of key insights to further enhance new communications including periodic reports and/or on-demand metrics.

• Provide superior customer service according to the GBSC standards in terms of quality, response time, resolution time and adhering to Service Level Objectives

All About You

• Must be a minimum LLB graduate; CIPP/E or any IAPP certification will be an added advantage;

• Strong privacy and data protection interest required, willingness to invest into getting up to speed with privacy and data protection laws globally quickly

• Legal experience in privacy and data protection a plus, interactive technology, digital marketing or data driven products preferred

• Knowledge of US, European, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, or other non-Indian legal systems a plus

• Familiarity with the financial services industry and payment processing industry, a plus.

• Advanced negotiation skills, experience in contract negotiation and project management a plus

• Ability to recognize when to escalate and when to exercise independent judgement and discretion in reviewing/ negotiating contracts

• Superior time management, planning, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage workloads involving tasks of varying priority and complexity

• Excellent legal and business acumen, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail

• Ability to collaborate with various types of stakeholders (business, lawyers, third parties such as suppliers)

• Positive and energetic leadership skills with focus on efficiency and team building skills

• Excellent English language communication and interpersonal skills, with emphasis on collaborating with key legal and business stakeholders to negotiate and confirm legal contract terms

• Demonstrated strength in customer focused service orientation

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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Requisition ID: R-118560