RESOLVA is assisting the Semler Group with the recruitment of a talented lawyer (cand.jur / cand.merc.jur) to take on the role as Privacy Counsel in its Privacy & Security team. As Privacy Counsel you will be working as a privacy specialist, and we are looking for a candidate with a proven track record within data privacy law / GDPR on a specialized level.
It is therefore a huge plus if you have worked in depth with data protection in practice, either in a private company, law firm, consultancy, or relevant public authority. Further, it would be excellent if you have certifications of your data protection knowledge via recognized certification schemes.
THE LEGAL TEAM
The Semler Group’s Privacy & Security team consists of 9 highly specialized full time privacy and security professionals with expertise within all areas of data privacy and data security. In addition to the Head of Privacy & Security the team includes 3 other privacy lawyers, and 5 security professionals with a non-legal background. The team is also supported by 3 part time law students.
The Privacy & Security team is headed by Head of Privacy & Security, CPO Tom John Fischer Jensen who reports to the Group CFO and Group CEO.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Your main responsibilities as Privacy Counsel will be to drive and take responsibility for a broad range of legal tasks relating to all aspects of The Semler Group’s data privacy and data security. This will effectively allow you to be exposed to all major aspects of data privacy – both from a legal perspective and from a broader security perspective. The work will include the following tasks:
- Being a subject matter expert on GDPR who is able to advise and guide group functions (e.g. HR, Finance, Sales, Procurement and IT) and various business teams on general and specific data protection related questions,
- Monitor changes in regulations, interpretation of national data protection laws as well as GDPR and facilitate implementation in the Semler Group, and coming legislation, such as the Data Act, AI Act etc.,
- Participate with expert GDPR knowledge in internal projects, ensuring the compliance and regulatory concerns are sufficiently mitigated,
- Participate in new business projects, DPIA-procedures, compliance level audits etc.,
- Assist and consult on data breach management,
- Develop and conduct training and awareness activities to the Group on data protection matters,
- Serve and prioritize multiple stakeholders’ requests for guidance and support in multifaceted domains.
You are capable of striking the right balance between building relationships with key internal stakeholders whilst maintaining independence and ensuring the regulatory compliance at the level recommended by the Privacy & Security team and signed off by top management. You have business acumen and know how to balance between law and business with strong skills in interpreting and communicating complex laws and regulations to stakeholders across functions and levels.
You have good analytical skills and work structured, efficient and meet deadlines. You are execution focused and independent in providing high quality deliverables, and you have the ability to adapt to change quickly, with ever changing requirements and organizational or regulatory changes.
It’s the full package that you bring to work every day that gets the job done. Your professional acumen and experience forms most of your qualifications, but it’s your personality and combination of individual and team skills that makes the difference to succeed in this role.
REPORTING AND COOPERATION
Reporting: You will report to Head of Privacy & Security, CPO Tom John Fischer Jensen
Your job title: Privacy Counsel
Education: Master of laws degree or cand.merc.jur and possibly certification within data privacy / GDPR.
Work experience: Minimum2 years of post-graduate work experience preferably from a consultancy, law firm, in-house legal, or relevant public authority. Further, experience is only an advantage.
GDPR: Minimum 2 years of specialized practical experience with advising on and implementing data privacy / GDPR.
Business acumen: You have a strong business acumen and practical experience in working independently as advisor to commercial teams / organizations, and you are able to weigh commercial considerations against relevant legal risks.
International: International mindset and fluency in English and Danish, orally and written. The main work language is Danish.
Structured & analytical: Strong analytical skills and the ability to work structured and efficiently.
Collaboration: Good ability to cooperate and establish relationships within the company and externally.
Responsible: Willing to take responsibility, set priorities, meet deadlines and challenge colleagues in an always constructive and positive way.
THE SEMLER GROUP’S VALUE PROPOSITION TO YOU
The Semler Group offers you a dynamic working environment with highly competent colleagues who enjoy developing and implementing strong solutions driven by new regulatory requirements, technology evolution and corporate strategy. The Semler Group’s Privacy & Security team contributes to institutionalize GDPR and ensure and grow the awareness, as well as increasing the involvement from management within GDPR.
In the Privacy & Security team you will also get a unique possibility to develop a holistic insight into privacy as well as security in a modern and digitalized business. You will become part of a team of dedicated data and security specialists respected in the Semler Group for their high professional standards and positive work culture.
The Semler Group offers you a competitive compensation package with pension, health insurance and very attractive benefits such as attractive car leasing and purchase options, fitness facilities and modern offices. At The Semler Group you can also rely on getting a sound work life balance and there are very flexible conditions for remote work etc.
ABOUT THE SEMLER GROUP
The Semler Group’s history goes back to 1917, when brothers Axel and Johannes Semler founded Skandinavisk Motor Co. with their father, Eiler Semler. Today, the Semler Group is a key player in the [Danish / Scandinavian] mobility industry. In addition to the original import and sales of vehicles business, the Semler Group now covers the agriculture sector (agricultural machinery, service and state-of-the-art technology) and tomorrow’s mobility concepts (sales, leasing, financing etc.).
In 2022 the company group had a net turnover of DKK 18,7 billion and sold 26.4% of all newly registered vehicles in Denmark, and the total number of employees in the Semler Group is approximately 3,300. The Semler Group’s substance and people focus makes the Semler Group a dynamic organization with plenty of opportunity for its staff to develop, either in a specialist or in a management role.
As a key player in the mobility industry, environment and climate are high priorities for the group. Social responsibility is one of the pillars of the Semler Group’s strategy. Social responsibility is just as important as a high degree of customer satisfaction and dedicated employees, and it is essential for future growth and commercial relevance. On this basis the Semler Group has concrete goals for playing an active role in the reduction of CO2 emissions.
To learn more about the Semler Group’s business visit https://semler.dk.
APPLICATION AND CONTACT
If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, contact Christina Schmidt from RESOLVA on tel: 30103918 or Mikkel Falkenberg from RESOLVA on tel: 29993065.