Skip to main content
0 Saved Jobs

No jobs have been saved yet.

New search

Search jobs

Regional Risk & Safety Leader

Älmhult, Kronoberg Health & Safety Full Time

Job description

Company description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of nowhere? In Älmhult you can. Älmhult, Sweden is home to IKEA Range & Supply. IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply all IKEA channels with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the 400 stores IKEA stores and other multichannel touchpoints around the world with the turnover of 23,1 BEUR. The total range is almost 10,000 products. So what happens in Älmhult definitely doesn't stay in Älmhult. It reaches practically every corner of the globe.

The Risk Management and Compliance function leads, steers and supports the business to safeguard the IKEA brand by identifying, anticipating on and navigating through opportunities and risks on the base of IKEA values and culture. Risk Management and Compliance function works closely together with the various organisational levels and provides support to; strengthen the IKEA brand and protect our assets, maintain an overall risk aware culture, steer and lead compliance activities. 

Job description

Are you passionate about the IKEA business, culture and values? Do you also have a passion for the well-being of people and therefore an extensive interest in risk management and health, safety and security? Then this opportunity might be for you.

About the job
The role as Risk & Safety Leader will proactively support the business in the region of North Europe with focus on risk management, safety, security. You are expected to be a valued business partner that drives for sustainable solutions, proactively influences managers and co-workers to establish a risk aware culture.

About the assignment 
As a Risk & Safety Leader you are expected to work together with the Risk & Compliance manager to support the development of the business by helping the business to identify and manage risks. You lead and coordinate a Matrix organisation of local Safety, Security and Risk responsible towards established goals, within the scope of Risk and Compliance agenda, to ensure compliance with Inter IKEA Group Policies, standards and rules as well as local legal demands.

You will have the responsibility to secure a consistent standard and constantly work with the business to increase risk awareness. You will need to be a strong facilitator to be able to regularly perform reviews, follow-up and trainings in the business. You will work in partnership with the Management Teams regarding sensitive issues. Furthermore your tasks will be:

  • Support the Inter IKEA units Crisis response teams when serious incidents occurs and initiate investigations when appropriate
  • Taken the lead in investigations of ethics and integrity issues and non-compliance towards the Code of Conduct including preventive actions
  • Act in a proactive way in identifying existing risks, analysing trends and emerging risks and proactively mitigate these, minimising impact
  • Identify talents and develop people to secure succession planning


With strong integrity and IKEAs culture and values in mind, you are a person who is able to stay impartial and independent in order to withhold a high level of Risk and Compliance within IKEA Range & Supply. You have an extensive business drive and are strongly result oriented with a desire to continuously improve the organisation. You are an experienced leader who lead through others and are able to navigate a complex stakeholder network. You have extensive experience of change management as well as good communication skills. With your communication skills you are able to create relationships and trust on all levels of the organisation. You are able to work in both the operational, tactical and strategic dimension to be able to move the Risk, Safety and Security agenda forward. You are able to act decisively when in control of a high risk situation and remain calm. Furthermore we believe you have:

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant health, safety and security policies, standards, rules, manuals, tools and working methods
  • Understanding of IKEA Range & Supply business processes and customer needs
  • Good and proven knowledge of the Risk Management Process
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and strong facilitation skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swedish.

More Information

If you have any questions about the role or recruitment process you are welcome to contact, Recruitment specialist AnnaMaria Edring, at +46 723 527178.

This role is part of the competence mapping&matching process for co-workers whose current role will no longer exist at IKEA of Sweden, IKEA Food Services AB and IKEA Communications AB. While we advertise, we see if a competence match can be found and therefore might close this job posting earlier than stated. If match is not found, we will proceed with a recruitment process. Please don’t delay and submit your application today if you find this role interesting!

Last day to apply is 2019-09-20