Junior Legal Counsel (with DPO skills)

Job description

Are you a bright young lawyer with 3-4 years’ experience in a law firm where you did a lot of work in Data Privacy and also some other bits? Do you now want to leave the law firm and try working as a Legal Counsel at the most exciting scale-up in NL, where you will have a broad selection of tasks, one of which is to be the DPO? Then come join us and help to clarify the ways of the legal jungle!

As urbanization is rising and the air quality is deteriorating, we feel the need to make our cities greener and healthier by offering a sustainable mobility solution. Besides, we offer a new and fun way around town! At felyx, everybody within their own expertise is contributing to a cleaner city by making this swift door-to-door transportation the new status quo. We are working together as an ambitious team of entrepreneurs, operators, marketers, engineers, and looking to grow as we scale the business throughout Europe. Felyx is one of the few micro-mobility players in the world that is EBITDA positive on a group level. We are a young company with more than a hundred employees, working in the operations and at the head office in Amsterdam. You can describe us as passionate, ambitious, entrepreneurial, and transparent. Do you share our DNA? Great! Join our ride!

Here’s the challenge

We are expanding rapidly, and for this reason seeking for a skilled and motivated Legal Counsel - to join felyx in its international growth and to become part of the felyx HQ team. This position needs someone with a strong capability to lead, focus and prioritize. You will be working closely together with the CFO, the Management Team and of course with al the other departments within felyx, and report directly to our CFO.

Felyx has a proven business model in the Benelux and the company is facing hyper growth as we are expanding further throughout Europe! Therefore we are looking for a Legal Counsel who, amongst other things, is driven to take our Data Privacy to the next level.

To accomplish this you will:

  • 40% of the time, act as our Data Privacy Officer, working on everything around Data Privacy. Analyzing gaps in our policies, processes and governance, proposing improvements, documenting what we have done and communicating widely so that all felyx employees understand how important this is and act accordingly. Being the contact person for the supervisory authority on issues related to data privacy and data processing, including consultation required by GDPR.
  • 20% of the time, act as a Person of Trust (as part of the Whistleblower process) for all colleagues working at felyx, from operations to headquarters.
  • 20% of the time, act as our Company Secretary, managing our legal documents and contracts. We have a lot of legal documents and contracts that need to be updated regularly and filled properly so we can find them quickly later. There needs to be a clear structure so that we are able to act on time or renegotiate before contracts expire.
  • 20% of the time, act as our General Counsel, where you will answer first-level legal questions, manage relationships with the law firms and maintain an overview of the work that is being done by them.

And important not to forget: we encourage you to grow with the company and within your role as we are continually on our journey towards ‘world domination’. Just kidding, market leader in Europe will do (for now).


We get truly excited if you

  • Have 3-4 years’ experience in a law firm where you worked a lot in Data Privacy
  • You speak and write fluent English and Dutch. Knowledge of Dutch law is a necessity
  • Can further develop the foundations of our data privacy framework based on your gained experience
  • Are analytical and problem-solving to quickly understand and effectively support complex business initiatives and compliance projects
  • Can connect stakeholders within felyx, enable a multidisciplinary approach to develop and implement data privacy issues and convert this into scalable processes.
  • Like to do other related legal tasks

Characteristics we look for in a Legal Counsel

  • Highly analytical, data driven and strategic, capable of taking calculated risks
  • A ‘get shit done’ mindset
  • A team player attitude
  • Driven to take and guide aforementioned challenges to the next level
  • Problem solver who is able to work in a dynamic environment, never no as first response
  • A 'growth mindset' – entrepreneurial inside out
  • Confident and not afraid to take decisions fast
  • Able to work under tight deadlines

What's in it for me?

An ambitious team of entrepreneurial colleagues with a shared passion for our mission. You will work in a transparent, fast-growing and inspirational environment in which you are able to take the lead over your own career and will get challenged on a daily basis! And next to that:

  • 29 paid days off on fulltime base: 28 on the roll and a day off on your birthday!
  • You will get free felyx minutes.
  • We want to invest in your future: a good pension plan is therefore in place (1/3 employee, 2/3 employer).
  • We offer 6 weeks of paternity leave with 100% salary for all (upcoming) dads.
  • We take your development seriously and encourage you to grow with the company and within your role.
  • Once we are able to go back to the office (hopefully soon!), we offer a tasty and healthy lunch.

Last but not least: fun, freedom and trust! We're not scared to work our butts off, but this is only possible once we all experience joy in the work that we do every day.

We are very proud of the fact that we have been named by LinkedIn as a top start-up to work at for the second time in a row, together with many other prestigious awards we’ve received since our start in 2017. We are operational in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Haarlem, Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Brussels and will be launching many more (European) cities in 2021. We have a strong focus on scaling up internationally.

At felyx we believe that the best workplace is one that represents the world we live in today. This means we believe that diversity in the broadest sense of the word connects us and drives us forward as a company.

We believe that diversity goes hand in hand with different perspectives. It is these different perspectives that can help us become better and more innovative in finding solutions for our customers.

And because we believe this can be achieved, we are looking for colleagues who are intrinsically motivated and bring the right experience. Gender, age, sexual orientation or origin will never be a factor and will never become one.

We understand you might not tick all the boxes above. The truth is, we don't either. If you feel up for the ride, we encourage you to apply now!