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Privacy Legal Counsel

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Job Description

Join us in building a world where talking to a business is as easy as talking to a friend! ✨

Bird is an AI-powered Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform for Marketing, Customer Service, and Payments, powering over 5 trillion annual messages across channels like Email, SMS, and WhatsApp. The impact is real – our messages reach at least 50% of the world's population yearly. If you ever ordered takeaway or purchased goods online, it’s almost guaranteed you have encountered messages through Bird’s technology.

What’s my job title? Privacy Legal Counsel

Where in the world? The role is based in Amsterdam, with a hybrid work model.

Working hours? For this role, you will operate within Central European Time (CET)

What language(s) will I speak? Fluency in English

This is a key role for a proactive and results-oriented privacy and technology legal professional to join our expanding global legal team. You will be responsible for ensuring all our services and products meet data protection expectations and comply with applicable laws and regulations. You will be the go-to person for data protection and privacy matters, working with customers and Bird teams across the US, APAC, LATAM and EMEA.

We're looking for someone with a hustle mentality: someone who's willing to roll up their sleeves, clear blockers, think creatively, prioritize effectively, and support the business to get the job done.

This role reports to the Data & Security Officer.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the legal team on data privacy and security aspects of contracts.

  • Develop expertise in global data protection laws and advise on strategic implications.

  • Lead privacy and security assessments for the benefit of customers and partners.

  • Champion data protection compliance initiatives and maintain accurate internal records.

  • Continuously improve our data protection awareness program and support colleagues.

  • Respond to inquiries from stakeholders and authorities on privacy matters.

  • Embrace emerging challenges in the data protection and technology landscape.

What you’ll bring:

  • A law degree followed by a minimum of 2+ years of data privacy experience, ideally in an in-house technology environment or internationally-focused law firm.

  • A strong understanding of GDPR and working knowledge of additional international privacy regimes (US/LATAM/APAC) is a plus.

  • Sharp legal mind with a proactive approach to problem-solving and risk mitigation.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills for clear and concise legal advice.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • CIPP/US, CIPP/A, or CIPP/E certification is a valued asset.

Interview Process

You apply and will hear back from us within a few days. If there’s a fit, the full process is as follows:

↳ [30 mins] Recruiter Screen

↳ [45mins] Hiring Manager Interview

↳ [45 mins]Cross-functional Interview with team-member

↳ [45 mins] Final Interview with Executive Team Member

What You’ll Gain

🏡Remote work environment: you’ll work from home or wherever you can focus best. All Birds are required to work from their hired country.

💰Competitive Compensation

💻Latest MacBook and generous Home Office Budget to set you up for success

💅State-of-the-art branded gear

🥳Company-wide and team events - last editions in Marbella and Bangkok!

✈️Temporary Working Abroad: 10 business days a year (in your timezone)

🌴Life Happens! We offer generous Parental, PTO, and Special Leave Policies.

🃏Joker Day! Wellness day? Party time? 1 extra day off per year, no questions asked!

🤯Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business

💙Join a diverse team consisting of 60+ nationalities, working in over +50 countries


Life at Bird

When joining Bird, you will work with some of the smartest, curious, and driven people you will ever meet. It’s rewarding, demanding, and exciting work, and you’ll do and learn more than you can imagine. Bird is a great fit for ambitious self-starters who have endless curiosity, work independently, and like to roll up their sleeves and get shit done!

Do you have what it takes to join Bird? 🚀

Learn more about Life at Bird and our Values: How We Work, Careers, and About Bird.

We hope you’re one of us! 💙

Advice from our career coach

To stand out as an applicant for the Privacy Legal Counsel position at Bird, you should showcase your proactive and results-oriented mindset, along with your ability to navigate complex data privacy regulations. Here are some key tips to help you stand out:

  • Highlight your experience in data privacy, especially in an in-house technology environment or internationally-focused law firm.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of GDPR and familiarity with international privacy regimes like US, LATAM, and APAC.
  • Showcase your sharp legal mind and proactive approach to problem-solving and risk mitigation.
  • Emphasize your communication and negotiation skills for providing clear and concise legal advice.
  • Illustrate your ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • If applicable, mention any CIPP/US, CIPP/A, or CIPP/E certifications you hold as valued assets.

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