Senior Compliance & Privacy Legal Counsel

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Bordeaux, France ()


BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 434M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 650 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2021! 

We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, New-York, Prague, Berlin and Tokyo). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation. 

Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.

This is a real opportunity to build the Ethics and Compliance strategy and to grow the Data Privacy program of Back Market, under the direct management of the Legal Director. This is a job creation, with a possible management role in the medium term.


  • Building  and growing a strong compliance governance framework ; 
  • Ensure proper development, implementation, adherence, review and control of our ethics and compliance program, economic export and sanctions laws and similar requirements on a global basis and assist the company to prevent any related risks ; 
  • Develop strategic tools allowing an effective implementation of the ethics and compliance program ;
  • Support the screening of prospective business partners ; 
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Privacy Team and CyberSecurity Team, run the privacy compliance activities, processes and documentation (data processing agreement, intra group transfer, record of processing activities, record of data breaches, privacy impact assessments, notification to the data protection authority when required, etc.) ;
  • Provide legal advice on Data Privacy (and GDPR) related matters to other teams ;
  • Implement compliance & privacy training and increase awareness for compliance and data privacy by preparing internal communications about relevant initiatives, maintaining the procedures and internal dedicated pages up to date.  
  • Manage relationships with key external lawyers and service providers. 
  • You will also help the Legal Team to implement tools and processes to ease their daily work. Experience in Product regulatory compliance could be a + in order to support Back Market diversification. 


  • Master’s Degree in Privacy or compliance law
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant post-qualification legal experience including at an international law firm or prior in-house experience (experience in a scale-up would be a great advantage)
  • Fluent in both French and English. A third language would be appreciated. 
  • Highly organized, motivated, rigorous and detail oriented, and have a sense of urgency and an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Energetic and eager to learn, you have a strong interest in the online and e-commerce industry and are not afraid of working in a demanding hyper growth environment
  • Fantastic and reliable team player with a strong sense of accountability and ownership. 
  • Ability to partner with multiple stakeholders, where excellent both legal and business judgment is key
  • Strong ability to lead projects 
  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Interview with Valicha,  Legal Counsel 
  • Business case 
  • Interview and Business case review with Caroline, Legal Director 
  • Interview with Piotr, Head of CyberSecurity 
  • Interview with Clément, our CFO
  • Interview with Thibaud, our CEO

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Bordeaux, France ()
    • Experience: > 5 years