Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Who are you? 
To be a good fit as a Klarna legal problem solver, you’ve frequently found yourself thinking three steps ahead and reading the thoughts of people sitting across the table. First, you always ask yourself, “What’s best for the company? Couldn’t we do it this other way instead?” Second, you are obsessed with engaging with your customers and work hard to develop personal relationships with key business partners. Third, you pay attention to the smallest detail without losing the bird’s-eye, overall business perspective. You have likely thought long and hard about what makes people trust you and your judgment and spent time thinking about how to simplify legal concepts and communicate them plainly. Fourth, you see problems as opportunities and take the initiative to make changes and improvements. Finally, you are passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced international working environment.

What will you do?
We are looking for a privacy lawyer to join our privacy team of seven team members as a full time (senior) legal problem solver. The privacy team covers all aspects of data protection in the Klarna Group globally, including commercial, consumer, regulatory and employment law.

You will also have close cooperation with Klarna’s Data Protection Officer and other Klarna legal problem solvers working with other products, services and regulations. The role will be based in Berlin and we expect you to primarily support all DACH related privacy matters. You will become an integral part of the global privacy legal team, jointly working with the team to provide privacy solutions to your stakeholders. You will generate regulatory and contractual legal products and solutions for your team and your stakeholders. Located in Berlin, you will serve as the team’s first and global point-of-contact and source of truth for any DACH privacy related matter arising in its problem space.

Your main tasks will be to be the best legal problem solver in the world and drive legal innovation around privacy and data protection while being challenged by your customers. You will be expected to merge stakeholders expectations and legal requirements into a simple and innovative product, process or contract. Teamwork and a multi-jurisdictional mindset will be part of your daily routine.
To be successful in this role, you should have privacy legal background and hands-on experience in the (online) marketing and media space and the associated regulatory framework (e.g.  GDPR, ePrivacy directive and its national implementation laws) either at a reputable law firm, bank, or a leading (fin) tech company.

Your Responsibilities

  • Main contact person for all privacy matters related to the DACH Klarna group entities
  • Drafting, maintaining and developing privacy notices, policies, instructions, routines and guidelines
  • Providing advice on the privacy aspects of product development
  • Providing commercial advice to the business in connection with contract negotiations
  • Advising on privacy-related risks and mitigating actions
  • Leading privacy-related trainings
  • Handling contacts with DACH authorities and being their first point of contact

Our requirements:

  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience
  • German law degree from a German university is required (“Volljurist”)
  • Fully fluent in English
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business management and to explain legal matters to non-legal competences
  • Ability to understand complex technical processesExcellent communication/writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Open minded, a good sense of humor and willingness to learn and grow

Nice to Have:

  • In-house experience a plus, in particular from the financial or (fin)tech sector
  • Technical degree / background a plus
  • CIPP/E, CIPM or CIPT certification a plus
  • Experience from working as a lawyer outside of Germany, or at an international company, a plus
Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.