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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Legal jobs
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 03,2021
    • Entrusting Package
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    • VISA
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    Privacy Engineering Leader (Legal or Technology Profile)


    Join us on a journey where the road is truly more important than the destination. Our guiding star is the better everyday life of the many people and our impetus is our desire for constant renewal. Come help us shape the map of our future by seeing things a little differently.

    We now seek security and privacy engineers across multiple security domains that can help us build the future of a digital IKEA. Our ethos is security and privacy by design. We expect security and privacy to be a built-in quality aspect, not a bolted-on property.

    You have a background in either legal privacy or information security, and you have been working with privacy for at least 4 – 5 years. Preferably you have experience in technical compliance aspects of privacy, with conducting DPIA’s and/or working with Privacy by Design or other technical privacy requirements. Or perhaps you have other experiences working on privacy risk management and compliance.

    You have a passion for technology, privacy laws and information security, and a willingness to work with privacy in the zone between law and technology, to learn more, and to help IKEA evolve these areas.

    It is an advantage if you have a privacy certification such as CIPP/E, CIPT or CIPM, or have received other documented trainings in privacy. It is furthermore an advantage if have information security certifications, such as CISA, CISM, Security+ etc.

    It is advantageous if you have experience in:

    • Privacy laws, directives, regulations and standards.
    • Knowledge and experience of the Operational Privacy domain and best practices in technical privacy design and implementation.
    • Knowledge of Digital Technology relevant to information security and privacy across different kinds of technology (cloud, artificial intelligence, surveillance, IoT etc.).
    • IT development processes
    • Effective communication and stakeholder management

    You are genuinely curious about the IKEA business and always strive to understand and contribute to our vision. You always seek the necessary context to take best practices beyond a cliché into sound business practices. You wish to work with the best people in data privacy and security on a multi-national stage.


    You will be joining the Cyber Engineering Team for the People and Business Support Domain. Our responsibility is to ensure privacy compliance in all ongoing IKEA Global product developments and third party procurements, by operationalising the IKEA strategy for Privacy by Design, data privacy impact assessments (DPIAs) and assessments into the development workflow. The privacy engineering leader will be the goto contact for the product teams with regards to privacy questions.

    You will be responsible for carrying out day to day tasks in Cyber Domain. Including conducting risk assessments, DPIA’s, and securing Privacy by Design in the new digital organisation. You will be required to train IKEA co-workers, working with product teams during procurement, development and deployment, and carry out awareness initiatives.

    As a senior privacy professional, you will also be expected to take on a bigger role in the team, by helping to train and guide the younger members, and act as project manager for the team members in bigger development projects which involves the Cyber Domain.

    What you bring to the table:

    • Facilitation of workshops to conduct privacy assessments and supporting remediation activities for digital products and platforms.
    • Innovative approaches to working with privacy and technology in the domain.
    • Acting as a 1st line advisory service for day-to-day queries related to privacy (e.g., how to interpret data privacy requirements, assessment/ inventory queries, conflicts with local legal requirements, etc.)
    • Ensuring the implementation of technical privacy controls for Group Digital spanning all technology capability areas.
    • Supervising and training junior members of the team.
    • Assist in data classification, and data management initiatives, and drive the privacy agenda for this within the domain.
    • Do privacy awareness initiatives within the domain.


    We are a new team within IKEA, and you will have plenty of opportunity to influence the ways of working and help develop best practices. As innovation is a part of the IKEA DNA, we encourage you to think new, and create space for you to bring your own innovative ideas to life. You will be an important part of a growing team within a large global privacy and security organization.

    You will have plenty of opportunity to learn and to improve your profile within both privacy and information security, and you will receive training relevant to your area and for qualifying you in other areas.

    We work together to achieve our goals and always strive to utilize the talent of every individual optimally. We develop our people and our business equally to ensure that we can continue to provide a better everyday life for the many people for a long time to come. We believe that continuous learning is important to grow, both as persons and as professionals. To empower ourselves to thrive, we're able to attend both trainings and conferences.


    Your internal title in the organization will be Senior Cyber Engineer. This position is placed in Amsterdam or Malmö, Sweden. The selection process will take place continuously.

    This ad is for multiple positions.

    For more information about the position, please contact the Hiring Manager, Laurits Ketscher, If you have any questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Recruitment Specialist Pietro Mattei,

    Thank you!
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