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    Group Data Privacy Business Partner – at IKEA Retail


    This job is located in Malmö or Amsterdam.

    At Ingka Group, we work every day on being at the leading edge of technology and digital innovation. We have a passion for people, teamwork and working internationally. In this role you are also extremely passionate about data privacy and digital ethics. Understanding that your co-worker and customer data as a high value asset. Furthermore, you are dedicated to continuous improving and learning. And you strongly believe in sharing and living by the IKEA culture and values.
    You have a minimum of 5 years of progressive and diverse experience in data privacy operations, preferably in a global company. In addition, you have demonstrable experience in implementing best practice in data privacy and showcasing privacy by design. You are CIPP/E qualified, or equivalent. You have the knowledge in following areas:

    • Sound knowledge of data privacy laws and related regulations and the impacts to the IKEA business, for markets within area of responsibility

    • Sound knowledge of translating requirements from laws and regulations into practical, implementable policies which can be then managed and measured

    • Good understanding of how the three disciplines of data privacy, information security and information management can both overlap and complement one another

    • Good understanding of how the IT landscape affects data privacy compliance

    • Good knowledge of what constitutes best practice in data privacy and how to benchmark IKEA against competitors and market peers

    We are looking for someone who has a bright and positive attitude towards life and work. We work hard, but also like to laugh. Strong communication skills are in your nature, so that you can build a strong business relationship with stakeholders. Integrity and discretion are also key traits which you can demonstrate in your daily work.
    You will, at a Group level, develop and nurture relationships with the Ingka group functions and Data Privacy operations team, using your expertise to provide a support framework for both parties.

    But you will also monitor and report compliance of Group functions and create relevant steering documents.


    You will:
    • At a Group level, support Data Privacy Manager (Group CPO) in leading global data
    privacy initiatives

    • Build relationships and expand Data Privacy champion networks, driving data privacy maturity in the following Group functions/ organisations: Group Shared Service Centres, Group Procurement, Group People & Culture, Group Digital (particularly data analytics and science), Group Market Support

    • Enable above Group functions to implement risk and compliance frameworks

    • Enriches knowledge of Group functions to provide tailored guidance and advice specific to data privacy issues faced in different business domains, balancing business and compliance objectives

    • Manage day-to-day queries from above Group functions, utilising subject matter expertise and knowledge of data privacy laws

    • Support Data Privacy Manager (Group CPO) in developing a ‘Privacy by Design’ culture throughout IKEA, implementing the required processes in relevant Group functions

    • Monitor laws, industry trends and technologies that impact Ingka Group functions

    • Establish and maintain relationships with non-EU industry stakeholders (both internal and external) to support compliance with local data privacy laws and regulations

    • Deputise for the Data Privacy Manager (Group CPO) where required, including attending Group and Country meetings, liaising with Information Security, Data Governance and Cyber Security teams, and developing external networks with industry representatives and regulators

    Although this position is currently a standalone role, it is anticipated in future that you will manage a small team to support you in the above activities.


    We set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace.


    Let´s connect if you have questions regarding the role. Please reach out to Richie Evans at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Pietro Mattei at
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