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Product Requirement Specialist – VOC emissions from products

Älmhult, Kronoberg - Explore location Design & Product Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. At IKEA of Sweden you will work in a company with endless opportunities to develop in different operational areas and countries. Safe and healthy products is the number one priority for IKEA. It has always formed an essential part of our vision “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. We believe that all people have the right to safe and healthy products that are free from harmful chemicals. To secure compliance as well as safe products, from a chemical perspective, we are now looking for a Product Requirement Specialist (PRS) for Voatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions from products.


Job description

As a PRS with a focus VOC from products, you will provide specialist support within this area of competence. Together with colleagues and stakeholders, you will set the pre-conditions to secure safe products that comply with market requirements and that fulfil or even exceed customer expectations in all our markets. You will monitor regulatory movements, and also scientific data, on formaldehyde and other VOC. Furthermore you will secure that the product requirements are documented and communicated in a clear and simple way.

More specifically you will:

  • Influence current or upcoming regulations for prioritised areas
  • Support the organisation with competence development activities and implementation of product requirements
  • Share your competence, experience and learnings with colleagues
  • Build and grow an internal and external network needed to succeed in your assignment

Qualification

We are looking for you who know how to navigate in a complex international organisation, where you take lead and the responsibility within your assignment. You have a university degree within the area of Chemistry, Environmental science, Biology or similar, and have experience from regulatory and product requirement/compliance-related work. Your knowledge in the main relevant regulations for formaldehyde (CARB, EPA TSCA Title VI, REACH etc) is solid. Preferably we see that you have knowledge in chemical risks related to various materials, such as wood-based materials and foam. As a communicator, you are able to reach out to experts and non-experts, in a clear and simple way. You are driven by a strong curiosity and have a desire to find better ways together with others, always with the business and our customers in focus. Since we are working in an international environment you need to be strong in communicating in English. Ability to work in a structured way is a pre-condition and of course acting and leading according to the IKEA values.


More Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We look forward to receive your application in English as soon as possible but not later than the 5th March. The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to Therese Lilliebladh (therese.lilliebladh@inter.ikea.com) and if you have any questions about the process please contact People & Culture Recruiter Maria Fröberg Larsson, +46 766 190 996.

Älmhult is an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world.

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply the IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduce 2 000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10 000 products. IKEA of Sweden is a part of IKEA Range & Supply.