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Date posted:  Jan 15, 2022

Berlin, BE, DE Espoo, Uusimaa, FI Milano, Milan, IT Geneva, Geneva, CH Madrid, M, ES Oslo, NO Paris - La Défense, 75, FR

Job Function:  Strategy & Business Development
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  9667

Senior Data Privacy Specialist (f/m/d)

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

About Crop and Digital Solutions

Yara aims to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is leading the development of sustainable agriculture and digital tools to contribute to solving global agricultural challenges. We have a worldwide presence with sales teams in ~150 countries and around 17,000 employees. Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offerings and the way we work. Digital Ag Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions for an efficient and transparent food system.

As a Senior Data Privacy Specialist you will be responsible for building the data privacy model for our digital teams across Europe. In charge of defining the policy and processes, you will have the room to create the foundations for the teams. While collaborating with our teams, you will have the opportunity to oversee the full development lifecycle of our solutions from the ideation to the implementation stage.

No relocation is required for this role as it can be based in any location that Yara operates.


  • Collaborate with engineering solution teams to assess and build upon data privacy techniques and frameworks that will enable all digital products to be built with a mindset of ‘data privacy' compliance by design.
  • Perform data privacy audits/checks on the apps and services of the team and ensure that all data flows have correct documentation and data privacy assessments in place.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product, DevOps and other teams to create/implement tools, automation, training, and oversight to help test and improve data privacy protections and ensure end-to-end data privacy compliance throughout the full development  lifecycle and production release of apps, databases, and services. Support incident response when a data privacy request, complaint or compromise occurs.
  • Perform proactive research/analysis to detect data privacy risks.
  • Enhance the overall awareness and understanding of the importance of data privacy and privacy by design practices within the development teams. Provide training to the entire team on data privacy principles, ethics/values, policies, procedures, and quality  assurance best practices related to data privacy.


  • Experience in conducting full data privacy reviews of digital services and apps including the development of compliant documentation/workflows/processes.
  • Experience in risk assessment/modelling - able to prepare assessment reports/analysis related to data privacy risks with clear, practical actions.
  • Familiar with local (PDPA) and international (GDPR) as well as progressive movements like https://mydata.org/
  • Familiar with common data privacy issues with apps/databases/services within the mobile and massmarket, consumer space.
  • CIPP Certified

Additional Information

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.


Submit your application in English.

Contact details

Padelis Kollias

Talent Acquisition Manager


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Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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