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We have an exciting opportunity for you as:

Junior Legal Counsel Data Privacy (M/F/D)

in the Legal & Compliance Department at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.


Job mission:

To provide legal advice, but also develop, draft, and implement basic legal templates, contracts, presentations, training, and other materials, as well as processes and procedures in the area of data privacy in close collaboration and guidance with the Legal Counsel for IT Law & Data Privacy; To conduct research on general legal matters under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Legal Counsel and support them in administrative matters of the Legal department.

Your responsibilities:


Practice data privacy and IT law in close collaboration with Legal Counsel IT Law & Data Privacy (70%).

  • Conduct research and provide legal advice to business teams on data privacy and GDPR questions.

  • Develop and prepare data privacy presentations, records, and training materials.

  • Research new legislation affecting data-driven business models. Review data privacy-related contracts, draft contract templates, and standard forms for the business.

  • Support HQ's new IT projects and the implementation of HQ's IT/Security audit results.

  • Review Kia Europe (Kia EU) ROPA, and manage maintenance and updates for Kia EU ROPA.

  • Implement and maintain Kia EU's data privacy management system.

  • Manage updates for Kia EU's internal and external privacy notices.

  • Manage updates for Kia EU's master DPAs (Data Processing Agreements)

Research legal matters and perform legal administrative tasks (30%)

  • Handle general contractual questions and litigation as needed.

  • Manage legal database and record retention. Provide support for Kia EU Policies management.

  • Manage Kia EU Power of Attorneys (PoAs).

  • Administer the legal department's internal affairs.


Your talents:

  • Legal degree (diploma, bachelor, masters) and full qualification as a lawyer in any jurisdiction (qualification in German legal system NOT required)

  • Preferably prior experience within legal department of a multinational company or an international law firm (experience on IT law, data protection, GDPR would be plus)

  • Preferably prior experience within a law firm, a legal or compliance department of a multinational company

  • Good understanding of major concepts of IT law, GDPR compliance and commercial law, and ability to research independently on legal matters as guided by the superior

  • Strong analytical skills, in particular regarding effectiveness and deficiencies of internal controls and compliance measures

  • Ability to adapt in a multi-cultural work environment

  • Ability to work within tight time schedules

  • Effective communicator and pro-active, independent working approach

  • Business mentality and problem-solving attitude

  • Business Fluent in English and in one other European language is a plus

Who are we?

Kia is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been building motorcycles, cars and trucks for more than 75 years.

Kia is now spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles, developing a growing range of mobility services while encouraging millions of people to explore the best ways of getting around. Our brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects our commitment to inspire consumers through our products and services.

Kia Europe is the European sales and manufacturing arm of Kia Corporation. From our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, we lead 39 markets across Europe and the Caucasus, employing more than 5,500 persons, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Zilina, Slovakia.

Our headquarter is home to 37 different nationalities and this diversity is truly inspiring! This means that every day at Kia is an opportunity to learn something new and to grow personally and professionally. The mix of ambitious and dynamic employees from all over the world is the fuel to our success. Do you have what it takes to join our team? We are looking forward to getting to know you!


You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:

  • A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations

  • Playing an active and important part in the development of Kia in Europe.

  • Developing new frameworks and solutions

  • Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute

  • A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more


If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.


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