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Global Privacy Lead

Dublin, Ireland · Legal & Compliance

SumUp’s Legal team supports and helps drive our operations in more than 30 markets worldwide. We have team members in Brazil, Ireland, Bulgaria, Germany, and the United States, with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to meet the needs of a dynamic, fast-growing business. The Global Privacy Lead position will be based in Dublin and will report to the General Counsel, who is based in the United States.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and expand SumUp’s global privacy and data protection framework, with a particular focus on GDPR compliance but also with respect to the LGPD in Brazil and the CCPA and similar legislation in the United States

  • Lead a team of privacy/data protection professionals to support privacy and data protection compliance globally, including creating policy and governance documentation and advising on products and operations with privacy-related implications

  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop privacy and data protection practices and processes that address risk while allowing the business the flexibility to move quickly

  • Act as Data Protection Officer for SumUp, with all the responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR

  • Monitor changes in applicable laws and ensure that internal clients are kept abreast of relevant developments

  • Provide strategic advice to the General Counsel and key business leaders on privacy and data protection matters

You’ll be great for this position if

  • You are a qualified attorney in an EU jurisdiction and are a member of the bar or otherwise eligible to practice as an in-house counsel

  • You have substantial experience in handling complex legal issues at a global company or law firm, with a focus on privacy and data protection (a background in the technology or financial services industry is a plus)

  • You are an expert on the substance and application of the GDPR and you have a strong understanding of global privacy regulation generally (CIPP/E or other relevant certification is a plus)

  • You are a true leader, with exceptional leadership and coaching skills. Previous experience managing internationally distributed teams is a plus

  • You are a creative and pragmatic problem-solver, and you have common sense, sound judgment, and a can-do attitude 

  • You are emotionally intelligent and have the ability to work independently and proactively,  managing multiple mission-critical projects 

  • You are skilled at engaging, managing and influencing a global, culturally diverse group of stakeholders and contributing successfully to cross-functional international teams

  • You have outstanding communication skills, with fluent spoken and written English

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll be a key leader and trusted counselor at one of the world’s most dynamic fintechs and a true “unicorn” company.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop and lead a world-class team to shape SumUp’s policies and practices at a global level.

  • You’ll have substantial autonomy, with the expectation that you will take ownership, work with purpose, and make an impact, so you will never be bored.

  • You'll work with smart, fun, and inspiring colleagues from over 60 countries who are all committed to SumUp’s mission of empowering small merchants.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets!

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.