Hej! We are Ingka Group Legal and Governance, part of Ingka Group, the biggest IKEA franchisee accounting for more than 90% of IKEA sales globally, and we bring IKEA to the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world in store and online.
We’re thrilled to be recruiting for a lawyer with strong background in financial services and regulation to join our Digital and Procurement legal team, which is based in Malmö, Sweden. The role is based in Malmö, but we can consider basing it out of our Leiden office in the Netherlands. Don’t worry if you’re not based in Sweden or the Netherlands as we can help with relocation.
As Legal Counsel – Financial Services /D&I, you’ll be part of a team of eight that supports our global business, and our ambitious (and busy!) Digital, Procurement and Development and Innovation teams as we become even more digital and accessible for our customers and co-workers.
This role will have a focus on supporting our growing and developing financial services offering from a global perspective, working and coordinating with country legal managers and external counsel when needed and will support on wider procurement (e.g. professional services) and development and innovation matters.
Ingka has an entrepreneurial spirit and is fast paced, with a million things going on at once, so the role requires flexibility, agility, and the ability to prioritise (and re-prioritise!) but “tillsammans” (Swedish for togetherness) is key and makes Ingka a highly collaborative, supportive and positive place to work.
The role reports into Steven Whyte, our Legal Counsel Manager – Digital, who is based in Malmö.
A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT YOU´LL BE DOING:
• be responsible for providing and coordinating commercial focussed and strategic legal advice to enable the development of financial services offerings that are compliant with relevant legislation and regulations; • have a global perspective of legislation and regulations in the financial services and payments space and the ability to deep dive into key markets and co-ordinate with local country legal managers and external counsel when required to provide the necessary commercially focussed advice; • be responsible for staying up to date (and keeping the business updated) with the latest financial services legislation and regulations (e.g. banking, payments, privacy, etc.) in our key markets; • facilitate understanding across the organisation of the impact of such legislation and regulations to enable the teams to plan, develop, deploy and create business cases for financial services products and solutions; • network and create strong relationships in the financial services regulatory arena, to maximize the full potential of knowledge sharing and nurture opportunities for co-creation; • keep track of emerging trends, technologies, regulations, and industry practices in the financial services and payments space to identify how these can be deployed to competitive advantage; • review, drafting and negotiating the commercial agreements, including master services agreements, development agreements etc.; • advise on general commercial and legal matters; • advise on the development and deployment of new tech, customer and co-worker experiences and initiatives, and our omnichannel and digital offerings; • create and deliver appropriate training to empower co-workers with a degree of legal knowledge to enable them to identify legal and commercial risks; • find commercially minded solutions to potential legal issues and problems; and • always looking to see where you can add value!
WE´RE LOOKING FOR A QUALIFIED LAWYER WHO:
• has a strong background in financial services and the payments space from a global perspective as well as general commercial legal experience, gained either in private practice or in-house (some in-house experience would be good); • has a very good understanding of business development and digital development within the financial, payments and/or data privacy space; • has solid legal qualifications; • is fluent in English – you must be able to write and negotiate contracts in English (it’s our business language); • is a strong communicator and negotiator and has the ability to work with and influence management; • is approachable and adaptable to ensure good interaction and collaboration as we are an international, diverse and inclusive business with people from all walks of life and backgrounds; • is proactive and an all-rounder, able to take instructions and support others as well as working both independently and in close co-operation with co-workers around the world; • resonates with IKEA values; and • wants to work for a leading, global brand that is excited about the future and all the opportunities that lie ahead.
When the world is changing we’re the ones who make sure that we are up to date and that local and international laws are harmonised with the best interest of IKEA and our customers. We’re diligent and work together to make sure our business is on top of the legalities and guidelines governance requires. If people were to describe our team they would probably say that we have a lot of integrity, vast capacity and great dedication to detail. Oh, and that we have a lot of fun together.
QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!
If you have questions regarding the role, please reach out to Steven Whyte at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Sofie Skarlöv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send in your application, consisting of a CV and a cover letter named after the specific position, as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to getting to know you soon!