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Are you as handy with privacy certs as you are with a screwdriver? Ikea has the perfect vacancy

Disposable furniture flogger seeks data wranglers

Scandi furniture emporium Ikea is seeking privacy specialists to join its office in Malmö, Sweden.

The company – which famously outsources collection, delivery, assembly and disposal of its products to customers – is calling for applicants who want to "join us on a journey where the road is truly more important than the destination."

Anyone not too nauseous to continue will need three to five years' experience for the senior role and one or two years for the junior positions.

The company's Privacy Operations team is responsible for ensuring compliance with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), both by in-house developers and outsourced procurement suppliers. You'll need to be able to run data privacy impact assessments and check development workflow based on privacy by design principles.

The position also requires the winning candidate to train co-workers and product teams during development and run awareness-raising initiatives. The senior post will also need you to act as first line support for advice and enquiries.

Candidates with privacy certifications such as CIPP/E, CIPT or CIPM will have an advantage, as will those with information security qualifications such as CISA, CISM, Security+.

Successful applicants will get a full range of Scandi benefits including relocation support and an Ikea staff discount card.

We're guessing you might have to start by building your own desk, so best remember the electric screwdriver. ®

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