Join an Automotive Company of worldwide renown.


We have an exciting opportunity as:

Legal Counsel (M/F/D) IT-Law and Data Privacy - Temporary

at the KIA Motors Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Kia Motors is, together with its sister brand Hyundai, the fifth-largest automotive company in the world. Since its foundation in 1944, Kia Motors has been a significant player in the booming automotive industry, not only in South Korea but worldwide.

People drive KIA cars in about 180 countries. KIA Motors Europe employs about 5,500 persons in Europe, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Slovakia. We sell just over 500,000 vehicles and produce about 300,000 vehicles for worldwide distribution every year.


KIA Motors Europe is the Regional Headquarters of KIA and centrally leads the Sales & Marketing activities for 14 European sales subsidiaries and coordinates the activities of our production facility in Zilina, Slovakia. For us and our affiliates you will provide guidance and support.

You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:

  • A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations.
  • Playing an active and important part in the development of KIA Motors in Europe.
  • Developing new frameworks and solutions.
  • Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute.
  • A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more.

The Challenges: High - The Job: Great.

1. Your initiative, energy and persistence will ultimately determine your success.

2. You will work in a network of experts in Legal and business professionals.

3. You have the spirit that makes us successful.

You are +++ ambitious +++ dynamic +++ flexible +++ optimistic +++ patient +++

Your Mission:

  • Provide legal support and guidance in the area of IT law / IP / GDPR to business teams and the IT department in Europe
  • Advice and counsel on customer-facing and dealer facing IT systems and related apps
  • Take the lead in drafting, negotiating and interpreting IT software and license contracts with customers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and other third parties
  • Review new projects / IT systems as to compliance with GDPR together with the European network of Kia data protection officers 
  • Offer solutions as well as possible alternatives routes by identifying and analyzing data privacy and other legal challenges 
  • Actively collaborate within a cross-functional team to coordinate programs and initiatives of the business
  • Be responsible for interaction with internal clients and external parties
  • Develop standard templates and processes 

 Your Talents:

  • Qualified lawyer under German law (Second State Exam) or equivalent in another jurisdiction
  • 3 years professional experience in a multinational enterprise or law firm practicing IT law / GDPR / commercial law 
  • Team player and the ability to work in an international environment with various specialized departments
  • Interest in and affinity towards automotive, information technology and IP
  • Can-do attitude
  • Negotiation skills, assertiveness, flexibility
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of German is an asset

If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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