HR and Data Privacy Paralegal

  • FMC
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Full Time Agriculture Human Resources Legal

Job Description

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. 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. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. 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.


The Law Department is seeking a self-motivated, driven, team player to support our Chief Employment and Data Privacy Counsel. The candidate must be motivated, creative and result-oriented, and will be able to independently follow through to task or project completion. This work requires exercising considerable independent judgment and initiative.


  • Understand and stay informed regarding evolving best practices in the areas of data privacy and employment law compliance
  • Research federal, state, and international laws and regulations related to data privacy and security, including laws related to data collection, storage, transfer and data breach incidents
  • Research and understand topics relating to international employment law compliance, including related to newly-passed laws and regulations
  • Leverage legal and business knowledge to identify, analyze, evaluate, and monitor risk exposure, and work with internal counsel to develop methodologies to define, manage and mitigate such risks while considering operational impacts
  • Work with appropriate counsel (internal and external counsel) and business functions to correct and/or mitigate potential compliance issues in areas of data privacy and employment law
  • Support international training deployments, specifically those related to employment law compliance and data privacy training
  • Work with counsel to create, communicate, and maintain internal and public-facing employment law compliance and data privacy policies, standards and procedures and define related internal policy enforcement guidelines
  • Help define and communicate boundaries and employee expectations around key processes and procedures related to employment law compliance and data privacy
  • Support managing attorney by delivering reports and preparing presentations to business leaders on compliance tools and processes
  • Gather, review and analyze internal records to support employment and privacy-related audits and litigation activity
  • Coordinate with various business stakeholders as necessary to ensure successful and timely project and task completion
  • Successfully manage cost-tracking of projects to budget
  • Handle various administrative tasks, ad-hoc legal and compliance projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved institution required
  • Knowledge of international privacy regulations and/or CIPP certification strongly preferred. 


  • Minimum of 5 years paralegal experience in a legal environment with a multi-national corporation
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to follow through on assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with other departments to advance organizational goals
  • Solid, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and a detail orientation
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and independently solve problems
  • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
  • Confidence and flexibility with excellent interpersonal, collaborative and partnership development skills to work successfully with employees across all departments, geographies and cultures
  • Strong general computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office business software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Internet usage

The following competencies are required:

  • Successfully apply a working understanding of substantive legal areas of data privacy and employment law to corporate matters in a global business setting
  • Demonstrate initiative, ownership and self-starter mentality
  • Effectively marshal resources in an environment with changing priorities
  • Orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal while maintaining composure
  • Ability to focus on results and desired outcomes and leverage problem-solving and collaboration skills to determine how best to achieve them
  • Quickly adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
  • Have outstanding policy development, policy management and process documentation skills
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with individuals at various levels in the organization
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work
  • Diligently attend to details and pursue quality in all tasks
  • Display an ongoing commitment to continuous learning, training, and self-improvement
  • Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent ethics, honesty, and professionalism
  • Help to foster a collegial work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity


EEO Statement

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.



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