Data Protection Officer/Legal Counsel, Fortune 500 IT Company, Stuttgart, Germany

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Europe Germany Stuttgart
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IT Audit & Cybersecurity
Management & executive
Diana Dumitrascu

My client is a Fortune 500 IT company that is currently looking for a Data Protection Officer to be based in their HQ based in Stuttgart. The legal department of the company has over 300 employees worldwide and provides legal advice and support.


Data Protection Officer/Legal Counsel Job Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensively drive and participate in all data protection related initiatives for the German division in compliance with all statutory requirements
  • Provide qualified data protection support to the company internal clients
  • Support the business needs with strategic or ad-hoc data protection advice in connection with contract negotiations, often in complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Identify, analyse and resolve complex data protection issues with solution-oriented focus while pragmatically balancing risk
  • Support for data protection compliance, to help prevent non-compliance and mitigate risks in this area
  • Be a proactive partner to the business, including the development of innovative data protection strategies and processes to effectively address business needs
  • Promote awareness for privacy risk and share growing data protection expertise with business teams, managers and LD team members through both informal and formal training


  •  5 – 7 years of post-qualification (1st and 2nd German Legal State exams) experience with demonstrated proficiency in the areas of German, European and international data protection (e.g. CIPP certified), information security and IT law
  • Understanding of existing and emerging technologies and platforms including e.g. big data analytics, cloud computing, AI, SaaS and hosting
  • Experience in conducting privacy reviews and privacy impact assessments
  • An innovative, strategic mind with business acumen and the desire to innovate and influence the organisation in a positive manner to ensure operational and service delivery compliance with applicable data protection and privacy law
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to create and sustain lasting relationships with customers and management
  • Fluency in English and German. Additional European language skills are considered an asset
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 25%)

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