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    Full-time Position
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    Software & Information Technology
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  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      January 19,2022
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    Director Legal IT at Ahold Delhaize

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    Director Legal IT at Ahold Delhaize
    HQ, Zaandam
    Publication Date: 17 January 2022

    Please note: in this team we currently have two openings, one for Manager Legal Tech and one for Director Legal IT.

    Are you our new Director Legal IT, who enjoys the growing business dynamics of IT, Technology and Digitalization trends? We’re looking for an experienced Legal professional with a strong expertise in IT and Technology Law, preferably experience gained at a big company within the IT industry. Do you combine a strong customer focus and an eye for detail with a drive to help us achieve our strategic IT objectives? Apply today and join our global Legal team!

    Hi, we are Ahold Delhaize, a global family of caring brands

    Helping people eat well, save time, and live better. That is what Ahold Delhaize (54m weekly customers in the US, Europe and Indonesia, 410k colleagues) stands for. As one of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking food retail groups, our global family of local brands creates inspiring shopping experiences. Whether people shop at brick-and-mortars, prefer quick pick-ups, or opt for the convenience of ordering online, Ahold Delhaize delivers. We are growing our business quickly but responsibly. We advocate and accelerate sustainable retailing, responsible sourcing, support local communities, and help customers make healthier choices in a world in transition. It also takes a growth-hacking mindset: tomorrow’s opportunities call for tomorrow’s skills.
    Ahold Delhaize’s office in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is the home base for the Global Support Office (GSO), consisting of various corporate and support functions that help to further build Ahold Delhaize’s great local brands.

    Dive into these key responsibilities

    • Act as Legal Counsel to our Global and regional IT Leadership teams, notably providing support with contracting, dispute resolution and compliance with laws/regulations as well as internal policies/guidelines.
    • Develop and systematically drive a global Legal IT agenda in support of Ahold Delhaize’s IT strategy, focusing on identifying key areas where Legal IT can help create the right internal conditions for success.
    • Pro-active stakeholder engagement, taking initiatives to anticipate or address relevant developments in a timely fashion by providing information to your business and functional stakeholders
    • Lead the Ahold Delhaize IT Legal team.

    As Director Legal IT, you assume end-to-end responsibility for all Legal IT endeavors. The role largely boils down to a mix of providing strategic Legal counsel to our IT leaders, ensuring solid IT contracts are in place, and driving compliance with laws/regulations as well as internal policies/guidelines.
    The position is highly impactful because it actively participates in the strategic advising and positioning for large projects and multijurisdictional collaboration, which means that you are given opportunity to be part of design thinking, creation of business demand, organizing transactional execution and working in a great team. Boundless pioneering is often the name of the game because nothing is set in stone, so you have to think strategically and adopt a hypothesis-driven mindset. How can we create healthy ambition, make our Company ready for the future, while safeguarding being compliant? As Director Legal IT, you will answer these – and many other – questions, working in tandem with for instance, our IT Department, Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Finance, our Digital Strategy Teams.
    As our new Director IT Law you will lead the Ahold Delhaize IT Legal team, that consists of four collaborative, hardworking and fun colleagues. You will be reporting directly to the Senior Vice President Legal and Public Affairs. With this, you will be part of the broader Ahold Delhaize Legal & Public Affairs team which provides legal counsel to the various corporate departments and great local brands of Ahold Delhaize.

    What do we offer?

    This is how you keep growing
    Ahold Delhaize focuses on sustainable growth. If we can grow while having a more positive impact on people or our planet, we’re going for it. We encourage all of our 410,000 colleagues to share this attitude on a personal level, so you’re encouraged to grab opportunities to master new skills and expand your capabilities. What that translates to in this role?

    • A gross annual base salary between € 95K and € 112K (based on fulltime, depending on experience) , attractive bonuses, plus a first-rate pension plan with a personal contribution of just 6.2%
    • The development and career prospects you associate with a global player: best-in-class coaching, well-constructed growth paths and international, cross-brand career options
    • 20 vacation days, supplemented by a personal budget: take an additional 12.5 days off, opt for discounts, or simply take the cash
    • Flexible working hours when possible, the option to work Hybrid/from home (yes, post-pandemic as well) or to
    • A laptop and smartphone
    • Company Car or mobility budget, discounts on health insurance and groceries
    • The chance to drive meaningful change – healthy, affordable, sustainably produced food matters – on a truly global scale

    We welcome caring colleagues who:

    • Combine a Master’s degree in Law with a minimum of 10 years of relevant (IT & Business Law related) working experience. You’ve gained this experience working for a company within the IT/Tech industry. We are specifically looking for someone who complements our team with a proven track record in IT/Tech, so having experience from only working at a law firm unfortunately is not sufficient for this role.
    • Have an aptitude for technology and a general understanding of the development and deployment of web-based technologies.
    • Can bridge the gap between business needs and legal requirements, by partnering with stakeholders across a variety of expertise fields.
    • Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
    • You are fluent/native in English.
    • Are as caring, courageous and growth-minded as our colleagues, and are happy to embrace and advocate the #daretocare philosophy


    Dare to care and grow with us?
    We look forward to teaming up! Virtually for now, but (hopefully) soon at your home away from home: our vibrant HQ, right next to Zaandam station. Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Tess van der Poel, Talent Acquisition Partner will gladly talk you through the position at

    Interested? Apply online via our website with your motivation and updated resume.

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