The role of IKEA Purchasing & Logistics is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, under good social and environmental conditions, so that as many people as possible will afford them. Customers are at the heart of everything we do at IKEA and we strongly believe that all people have the right to safe and healthy products that are free from harmful chemicals. In the Product Compliance Team based in Älmhult, we measure product compliance status, develop common working routines with the goal that IKEA products live up to our high quality and safety demands. We are now looking for a Global Chemical Leader with good experience to join our team.
As a Global Chemical Leader in this role, you are a part of Global Quality team, focusing on chemical compliance of IKEA products, based on IKEA chemical requirements.
Supporting Business teams and Suppliers on how to interpret and implement IKEA requirements in the daily operations.
Lead, align and coach colleagues in IKEA Purchasing in the many projects and questions related to chemistry.
Be the lead voice of IKEA Purchasing’s input in requirement development to ensure that IKEA requirements are understandable, map the reality related and highlight consequences.
Support in securing chemical compliance at suppliers. You will also be involved in the on-boarding work with new suppliers and mitigating risks in product safety and chemical/microbiological compliance.
Mapping of critical chemical substances/materials and processes and perform risk assessments.
We believe that the person in this role has a university degree in chemistry with a senior project leader profile, working with customer product requirements with focus on chemicals. With a diplomatic mindset, a positive attitude, and determination, you know how to lead, motivate, and present. You can establish and maintain a stakeholder network, have an eye for improvement, and you are not afraid to challenge when you see the need to.
Furthermore, to be successful in this role, we believe you have
Solid IKEA Product knowledge including testing of products
Deep knowledge about chemicals used for consumer products
Experience in Compliance
Understanding of how business and quality go together
Good communication skills, the ability to make difficult things understandable
You should also have solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel.
Sounds interesting? Submit your application in English today! Please note that we will interview continuously, so please send us your application online as soon as possible, but on 9th of October the latest.
IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world leader in life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. We look forward to receiving your application!