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Data Protection & Compliance Manager (f/m/d)

Data Protection & Compliance Manager (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany

Holidu is a travel-tech start-up founded in Munich, Germany. Together with our team, we strive to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts manage their vacation rental with ease and guests find the perfect holiday home. In October 2022, we secured a €100 million Series E funding, making us one of the fastest growing travel-tech companies in Europe. Our team of travel enthusiasts from 50+ nations is united by a passion for modern technologies, an ambition for constant improvement and the drive to bring the best experience to more than 100 million users each year. Want to achieve amazing things together with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

Your reach will be the entire Holidu Group with currently 500+ employees, but your home will be with the Finance department, which consists of 30+ colleagues. We are passionate about working hard towards our goals, but we also know how to have fun and enjoy time together outside of the office with our regular team events. A key sparring partner for you will be Anne, the Group General Counsel. In this environment, you will have the unique opportunity to manage and improve data privacy and compliance at Holidu and help ensure continued success and stability of our fast-growing start-up. Our aspirations are big and the journey will be nothing but exciting!

Your role in this journey

  • You will be responsible for all compliance matters of the Holidu Group (incl. international topics), reporting to the General Counsel, but working also directly with the CFO as well as the CEO and Co-founder.
  • With the help of our external data protection officer, you are responsible for data protection in the Holidu Group.
  • You support all Holidu Group teams in building and optimizing adequate data privacy environments, and advise independently on an ongoing basis.
  • You identify, evaluate and govern compliance-relevant risks.
  • You will further develop Holidu’s compliance management system as well as internal control system.
  • You draft, review and implement internal policies to mitigate risks.
  • You organize regular training sessions for employees concerning key regulatory changes and updates.
  • You investigate on allegations and act as first responder in case of detected breaches (Whistleblower Hotline) and ensure appropriate contingency plans are in place.

Your backpack is filled with

  • You are a fully qualified lawyer with 2 state exams, or you have a university degree in law or business administration.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in compliance, data privacy and related fields.
  • In-depth knowledge of international data protection practice (law, technology and organization).
  • Great interest in and understanding of the technical backgrounds and implementation requirements of data protection measures.
  • Strong understanding of compliance regulations in Germany and ideally also other European jurisdictions.
  • Effective stakeholder management skills and ability to quickly learn and understand new systems and processes.
  • Pragmatic, hands-on approach, always with having the company's best interest in mind.
  • Ability to apply rules to real-life situations and processes in a fast-growing start-up environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, in English and German.
  • Excellent MS-Office knowledge
  • Proven ability to face potential conflict situations in a professional, empathetic yet winning manner.
  • Highly independent, stand-alone workstyle.
  • Highest ethical standards.

Our adventure includes

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.
  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself further through regular feedback, workshops and knowledge exchange.
  • Use your personal development budget and 2 extra days off to enhance your professional skills by visiting conferences, buying books, attending courses and more.
  • Connect and have fun with international, diverse and yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.
  • Get to know the world with our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices.
  • Get in shape with a premium gym membership for a discounted rate.
  • Go travelling for 28 vacation days with interesting discounts on our Bookiply properties.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Apply online on our career page! Your first travel contact will be Max from HR.

We champion diversity in every aspect of life. We encourage applications from all genders, corners of the world and individual backgrounds. Please feel welcome to submit your application without a photo and details on your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

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