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Project Leader – Inorganic Raw Materials

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

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This is a full-time one-year assignment located in Älmhult.

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think differently. Act differently. And work differently as well. We like to be creative together, to find new solutions. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It all starts with our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. By 2030, we hope to help millions more to look forward to going home and secure that sustainability is not only a luxury for a few.

Responsible Sourcing is the commitment we have made as a company to take social, ethical and environmental responsibilities into account across our supply chain. And IKEA have the ambition to make responsible sourcing the norm across our businesses and beyond.

Want to help make this happen? Join our global Purchasing Development business! It is filled withcurious and passionate people, that get energy from influencing, interacting, and working together to deliver sustainable solutions hand in hand with great business results. Does it sound like your kind of people?

We are now looking to recruit a Project Leader to join our exciting Responsible Sourcing Initiative for Inorganic Raw Materials! In this task you will lead different initiatives to define what responsible sourcing of inorganic raw materials means to IKEA in reality. And, engage both internal and external stakeholders to join the change journey and create leverage.

Job description
  • Co-create new ways of working to secure good social and environmental practices hand in hand with business growth.
  • Being part of setting up a due diligence system, in other words a systematic way to identify, handle, mitigate and remedy sustainability issues along IKEA’s supply chains.
  • Collecting data and market intelligence to evaluate risks and opportunities along the supply chain.
  • Build relationships with external stakeholders to drive industry wide systemic changes.
  • Lead different strategic initiatives with internal and external partners.

  • Experience from working with minerals & mining industries (Include metal, glass, ceramics, electronics, construction, automotive etc.) 
  • Experience from working with sustainable development initiatives. 
  • Leadership skills and project leadership experience is an advantage.
  • University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business administration or related, and having a sustainability profile is an advantage.
  • Ability to understand complex supply chains and market dynamics.
  • Holistic view with being comfortable thinking and acting on both operational, tactical, and strategic level.

And to be successful in this role, we believe you are:

  • Solution oriented as this role is all about turning obstacles into opportunities.
  • Curious and openminded as there is a lot to learn and we are breaking new grounds.
  • Decisive and bold as this role will give you a lot of freedom with responsibility which will require you to take a lot of own initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills as you will need others to join the journey.
  • Great in stakeholder management and building strong relationships as the challenges will require long term partners.
  • Convinced that what is good for the world is good for the business, as sustainability and business go hand in hand within IKEA, and only by that we will succeed.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written, as this is our corporate language.

You will work in an environment where your ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”.

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Does this sound like you? Why not Apply?

Please send us your application in English – CV and letter of motivation till1st July at the latest. 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 candidate.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Responsible Sourcing Leader Louise von Ehrenheim at you have questions regarding recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson on +46 702 99 42 48.

We are looking forward to your application!