Company: METRO AG
Working area: Legal Affairs
Location/s: Düsseldorf
Contract type: full-time
Position available: Right away
Reference number: M/18-00021

METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. In the financial year 2016/17, METRO generated sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the local and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. With its sales brands METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as delivery services and digitisation initiatives METRO sets the standards for tomorrow: for customer focus, digital solutions and sustainable business models. More information at

Lawyer (m/f) Data Protection & IT-Law

Your tasks:

  • You will work in a specialized team of lawyers which acts as the key contact partner for all issues related to IT-, E-Commerce- and Data Protection Law. Within this team you advise the companies belonging to the METRO Group, in particular METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH.
  • The focus of your work will be support with the introduction of the Data Protection Basic Ordinance and direct participation in the protection of the clients’ and associates’ privacy as an important component of our corporate culture.
  • The assumption of the function of a data protection representative is part of your range of responsibilities.

Your profile:

  • You are a lawyer admitted to the bar, have completed your studies with above-average grades and have acquired an additional qualification in IT and/or Data Protection Law.
  • You have at least three years of professional experience in IT and Data Protection Law in a law office or company, ideally also as a Data Protection Representative.
  • You can contribute technical understanding and a strong affinity to future-oriented topics such as Big Data and Cloud Computing.
  • You have an in-depth grasp of legal, technical and organizational data protection.
  • You impart your expert knowledge within the framework of seminars to our associates.
  • In personal contact you make an impression with your confident attitude, strong degree of dedication and strong communication and assertion skills.
  • You contribute a high degree of proactiveness and a solution-oriented attitude and also enjoy working in a team.
  • You have very good knowledge of English, which you ideally enhanced through a stay in an English-speaking country.

Are you interested in working in a professional team? Then we would be pleased to receive your online application in English.

The METRO AG is an equal opportunity employer. We offer all qualified employees and applicants identical chances.

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