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    Full-time Position
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  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      August 14,2022
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    Legal Counsel D&T

    Legal Counsel Digital and Technology

    The Legal Counsel D&T will be dedicated to advise HEINEKEN’s IT department (Digital and Technology). As we aim to become a data driven company, we have enrolled impactful global IT and data programmes. Including large AI initiatives. You are key to make sure that we apply state of the art and reliable technology and get value for money. We believe that deploying technology and using data comes with responsibilities. We can only achieve our goals and get the best out of technology and data if we cooperate. Therefore, you will also work closely together with other experts at the legal department. For example, our data and privacy specialists or patent and innovation experts. We are one team and speak with one voice.

    Your responsibilities

    As Legal Counsel Digital and Technology you will:

    • provide legal support to strategic D&T projects and as such has exposure to senior D&T management, ET and EB on D&T related legal issues (including fund applications
    • Engage with different senior D&T, HGP and OpCo stakeholders (including D&T and OpCo MT members) and provide specialistic legal advice on various complex technology and data topics (e.g., Data management, IT security and Cloud contracting) in order to ensure IT compliancy and minimise risk management.
    • Act as lead lawyer responsible for large deals with key suppliers with spent over EUR 50mio, AO OBS, Accenture and IBM, TCS, Infosys
    • Advice and coach colleagues within D&T, global legal affairs, cyber security leads and privacy officers on legal aspects of a variety of technology and data subjects (privacy, Artificial Intelligence, IT networks, IT security etc.).
    • participate as subject matter expert for IT matters that can have a negative impact on Heineken’s reputation if not handled correctly (IT security breaches, Data Process Agreements, Privacy Requests etc.) and acts as liaison to the Global Privacy team to ensure compliance with global privacy regulations.
    • participate as lead lawyer in strategic D&T projects, that have a global impact

    Your profile

    In order to be successful in this opportunity we expect you:

    • to have a down to earth HEINEKEN can-do mentality and look for the yes
    • good sense of humour and ability to view things in the right perspective
    • let others and the team shine
    • the ability to break down big issues and solve the smaller ones
    • help our businesses to oversee risks that really matter and by doing so avoid overly conservative decision making
    • not to be overly legalistic, you are able to explain complex legalities in plain and simple language and translate them into practical questions
    • to be cost-aware
    • have a university (civil) law degree
    • have 5+ years as qualified lawyer or experienced inhouse IT legal counsel
    • demonstrated experience with legal advice and commercial contracting in technology and data related matters preferably at a large multinational or law firm with clients in multiple jurisdictions.
    • have experience in other technology related fields (AI, data protection, data localisation, blockchain, data management, IT security, etc.
    • have in-depth knowledge of emerging IT trends
    • excellent English language and contract and advice drafting skills: Dutch speaking is a plus.

    You at HEINEKEN

    When you are at HEINEKEN you are:

    • Able to GoPlaces; experience new things and meet colleagues from different cultures along your way
    • Entitled to a competitive compensation and benefits package
    • Motivated to try new ideas and insights: we love to pioneer and develop ourselves with you!
    • Offered the best Thursday drinks in Amsterdam city centre and go to iconic HEINEKEN events! Here you can try different global and local brands
    • Work from home 2 days a week and other hybrid working possibilities
    • In the lead of your own flexible reward package. Exchange leave days for extra salary? It’s up to you!


    Are you interested in this role and would you like to apply straight away? Please click on the application button.
    Do you want to know more about this vacancy or the application process? Feel free to contact Ernst van de Weert at

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