Communication Specialist

Communication Specialist


Do you have a passion for sustainability communication? Do you enjoy constant change and thrive in an agile, collaborative environment with many stakeholders? Are you an expert in identifying great stories and creating written communication? Now you have the chance to take on the challenge as Communication Specialist and join our exiting journey in IKEA Food becoming people and planet positive.

At Business Area Food (BA Food) we are passionate food lovers that develop and provide delicious, desirable, healthy and sustainable food for the many people around the world. Food that is accessible and affordable for the many people. No doubt food matters to people and the planet and to the IKEA business. Our Food business is a strong contributor to the IKEA brand and business growth and we have the ambition to drive positive change in the food industry. The journey ahead in Food is very exciting. Over the next years, we will continue to strengthen the core of what we do - developing food that is good for people and the planet.  We dare to challenge ourselves, living our values, every day and we embrace the future and face the opportunities to enable success.

We are now looking for a Communication Specialist for Business Area Food with a passion for health and sustainability communication and strong visually and verbally communication skills, interested in bringing business priorities come to life. You are structured, detailed oriented, engaged and easily connect and collaborate with people cross IKEA organizations. This is a permanent role within the Marketing and Communication function.

As a Communication Specialist you will be supporting the IKEA Food people and planet positive journey, working closely with Inter IKEA press office and key sustainability stakeholders across the IKEA network. This will require someone with both speed and attention for details, curiosity in solving business communication topics, media and PR experience and some knowledge of the IKEA landscape.

We are looking for a Communication Specialist that will take lead in building understanding, engagement and ambassadorship of the food health and sustainability journey, bring clarity where we are heading and why, amongst customers, retailers, co-workers, partners, NGO´s and other stakeholders across the IKEA network. You will be a strong contributor in moving the corporate health and sustainability agenda for Food forward by being proactive and creative in setting the communication plans and developing communication assets.

You are a structured and great communicator and easily identifies key positioning messages and good stories. You have a strong can do attitude and enjoy both strategic discussions and collaborations as well as being hands on in developing the content and assets. You will be part of a communication network set up where you can bounce ideas and get creative input.  You are responsible for making the communication come to life by developing and utilizing an efficient mix of communication assets, channels and activities to strengthen engagement and trust in our journey forward.

In this position you will:
Develop and maintain the overall corporate health and sustainability communication to contribute to the positioning movements of IKEA Food. 
Lead, develop and support the health and sustainability communication initiatives and projects with creating communication plans, developing/write communication assets such as message house, Q&A’s, risk assessments, PPT’s
Identify and plan stories, brief editorial forum, prepare and produce content for a variety of communication channels internally and externally (e.g., articles for IKEA home, LinkedIn, Sustainability reports,,
Both proactive and reactive prepare input for press-releases, external engagements and contacts with NGO’s in close collaboration with internal stakeholders and press-office.
Build and influence the long-term trust in IKEA as a brand, company and employer.
Secure the IKEA tone of voice in all written and visual relevant communication, guidelines, tools and templates.
Be an ambassador and act as a role model of the IKEA brand, culture and values.
Participate and contribute to relevant networks and cross-functional assignments. 

Does this sound like your next challenge? 

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest 23rd of August 2022. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

The position will be based in Malmö Centralen until September 2023, when IKEA Food will move to Älmhult and then you  will be working from Älmhult the majority of the time.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Sandra Lindh Marketing & Communication Manager, BA Food at If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter Louisa Jörgensen on +46 704 219 743.


  • Arbetsplats: IKEA of Sweden AB
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 9 augusti 2022
  • Ansök senast: 8 september 2022

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