Privacy Counsel

  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Legal
  • Vinted Group

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with millions of registered members spanning 20 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.   

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

We’re searching for an in-house Privacy Counsel with a first successful experience in the Privacy field to join our Legal team to cover maternity leave during 24 months. As part of Vinted’s Legal team, you’ll be providing focused and practical advice on the implementation and impact of global privacy laws to business and product teams. You would be responsible for early involvement, support and alignment with DPO Office on compliance roadmaps and risk assessments. 

In this role, you’ll be working closely with people across the company as well as a network of external advisors. You’ll be a part of the Legal Team and report to our Senior Privacy Counsel leading privacy compliance in Marketplace and payment topics. You will also work closely with the Privacy Compliance and Security and Privacy teams.

We’re looking for a team player, someone with strong communication and project management skills, and a firm commitment to finding big-picture solutions. For the right candidate, this will be both a challenging and rewarding role.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Anticipate and master european data privacy regulations applicable to the activities of Vinted, notably through a legal watch;
  • Navigate data protection regulations that are specifically pertinent to ecommerce and Electronic Money Institution;
  • Support and collaborate seamlessly with the Legal and Privacy Compliance teams on data privacy topics;
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Privacy team, contribute to the Vinted privacy compliance program implementation, run privacy compliance activities and, as needed, support investigation and resolution of privacy incidents;
  • Review business processes and (or) projects involving personal data processing and provide legal assessments, mitigation recommendations and legal deliverables;
  • In collaboration with Procurement and Legal teams draft and (or) negotiate privacy related agreements;
  • Provide legal advice on various data protection issues, including compliance with the GDPR and privacy laws of other jurisdictions, to numerous teams including Product, Payments, HR;
  • Be a cross functional point of contact for privacy and data protection.

About you 

  • 3+ years of relevant post-qualification legal experience in data protection 
  • In-depth knowledge of legal issues in the area of e-commerce platform / marketplaces and/or financial institution 
  • Excellent understanding of GDPR and data protection laws, and soft law sources (e.g. opinions and guidelines of European Data Protection Board, data protection authorities, Enisa)
  • Experience delivering practical advice and prioritising work while working with multiple teams
  • Excellent at communicating in spoken and written English 
  • A team-player who’s happy working in a multicultural environment with plenty of cross-departmental collaboration 
  • Be able to translate GDPR and other data protection requirements into business language
  • Attention to detail and accuracy when accomplishing tasks
  • Passionate about tech-driven businesses 
  • Privacy certification such as CIPP/E, CIPM, ISEB, ECPC-B DPO is a plus but not required
  • Experience in a financial institution would be an advantage

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 25 working days of holiday
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Free access to an office gym
  • Mental and emotional health support through the Mindletic app
  • Home office support: we provide IT workstation equipment and a personal budget of up to €540 for home workplace furniture
  • Private health insurance
  • On-site canteen serving delicious homemade food at discount prices
  • Frequent team-building events
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • The opportunity to spend up to 90 days per year - 21 of which can be spent working outside of the EU - on workation
  • A dog-friendly office

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10-13.2% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Hybrid Work 

We’ve adopted a hybrid workplace model where 2 days in office are recommended but not enforced. It’s up to you and your team to decide on the exact days you’ll spend working together in person.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

The salary range for this position is € 3,758 - € 5,092 gross per month.