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At IKEA, our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We strive to be the leader in sustainable, affordable life at home, inspiring and enabling customers to fulfill their needs and dreams at home.
IWAY, the IKEA supplier code of conduct for responsibly procuring products, services, materials and components, is one of the enablers for IKEA to become people and planet positive, and sets expectations on environmental, social and working conditions, as well as animal welfare, for all suppliers and service providers that work with IKEA.
We are now looking for an IWAY Development Leader to join the IWAY Development Group.
As an IWAY Development Leader, your task is to lead or take active part in exploration and development projects connected to IWAY and related sustainability topics, to further improve the IWAY System and contribute to positively transforming the IKEA value chain. You work closely together with internal stakeholders from sustainability and Inter IKEA Group core businesses, as well as external stakeholders and experts.
Lead activities related to the development of the IWAY System, which includes the IWAY Standard and the IWAY Framework;
Inspire, enable and challenge IKEA organisations implementing IWAY;
Liaise and work together with IKEA organisations, assessing and acting on needs for further development of the IWAY System (such as requirements, approaches, guidelines, communication, reporting, etc.) to support the IWAY goals;
Analyse trends, opportunities and challenges in sustainability approaches and standards in global value chains, to ensure the continuous relevance of the IWAY System;
Support IWAY communication, internally and externally;
Take active part in the development and facilitation of the global IWAY learning offer;
Participate in external forums, working groups, professional associations, etc., according to the IWAY development priorities;
Analyse potential gaps for improvement opportunities of the IWAY System.
To be successful in this role, you lead and drive areas of responsibility on your own, or through others. You have a proactive and structured approach, paired with excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills. The ability to easily create trustful relationships and to be the spider in the web, making all involved stakeholders work towards overall goals, is essential. You have the capacity to lead and challenge stakeholders without formal authority, and to lead change in a diverse global environment.
As an IWAY Development Leader, we expect you to:
Have proven knowledge and experience connected to sustainability. Knowledge of the IWAY System, including the IWAY Standard and the IWAY Framework, is a plus;
Have excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken;
Master project management skills;
Have solid change management skills and experience from driving strategic change;
Be excellent at building relationships and having high levels of influence and personal impact;
Have proven leadership experience in informally influencing and coaching stakeholders;
Live and share the IKEA culture & values, be a true team player and be open minded;
Be able to prioritise and take decisions.
This is a full-time permanent position based in IKEA of Sweden AB in Malmö, Sweden, starting as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the recruiting manager Joana Barata Correia, IWAY Development Manager at email@example.com. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Recruiter Zuzana Vackova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit both your CV and motivation letter in English latest by 9th June 2021 and tell us why you would be a good fit. We will be interviewing continuously, so don’t wait to apply online already today.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget
Recruitment Specialist Marléne Sinclaire Ståhl
Recruitment Manager Maria Fogelström
Deputy EQR Development Manager Patric Smedberg
Deputy EQR Development Manager Johan Pettersson