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Sustainability Compliance Auditor (m/f/d, permanent, fulltime)

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia Sustainability Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishing at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of the supply process is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. Purchasing & Logistics Area North is one of total eight Purchasing & Logistics Areas within IKEA, and our co-workers are based in Sweden, Germany, Lithuania and Russia. 

Job description

In this position you support and develop our business with suppliers primarily in the German-speaking countries to safeguard that the manufacturing of IKEA products meets world-class standards in the area of environment and social & working conditions. 

‘IWAY’, The IKEA Way on Purchasing Home Furnishing Products, is our code of conduct and our guiding principles together with our Group Sustainability Strategy ‘People and Planet Positive’.

Your assignment

  • Plan and perform IKEA Way audits and initial assessments, in accordance with IKEA Way Working Method and IKEA Supply Chain Audit Procedure.
  • Update relevant IKEA systems, in accordance with IKEA Way Working Method.
  • Support and challenge IKEA Way implementation follow-up by suppliers and business teams.
  • Support business development by combining sustainability expertise with a sound business sense.
  • Being a good IKEA Ambassador and living our values.


Your knowledge, skills and experience include: 

  • A passion for Social & Environmental questions and Sustainable development.
  • Analytical, systematic and a good communicator with a convincing style.
  • Understanding the IKEA Business Idea and Social Responsibility Code of Conduct, and how they meet customer’s requirements.
  • Previous auditing experience is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in/understanding of business and industry/supply chain processes
  • Driver’s license, type B.
  • Good knowledge of local legislation in German-speaking countries & the Netherlands.
  • Native German speaker and fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch is a bonus.

Growing together We expect you to understand and believe in the values of the IKEA Code of Conduct. You have good communication skills and the ability to develop a fruitful dialogue with suppliers and business teams. We also believe you have energy, desire and capability to develop business & people.

You are a hands-on field operator with the ability to organise, meet deadlines, set responsibilities and work unsupervised. You are a person with good analytical ability and drive and you are also ready to travel extensively.

More Information

We offer you a variety of tasks both in the office and at IKEA suppliers with a fun, friendly, non-hierarchical, open and international team atmosphere. Moreover, you have a wide range of education and self-development possibilities. We also hope you want to contribute with your unique competence to IKEAs future growth!

Sounds interesting?

Submit your application online via our recruitment system SmartRecruiters as soon as possible but latest on 7th of August 2019. If you have any questions regarding the position, please send an email to the recruiting team via SmartRecruiters and we will come back to you.

Additional information

Please note that this position is in Dortmund, Germany. We look forward to receiving your application IN ENGLISH. We only accept applications via SmartRecruiters.

Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

In some cases recruitment processes may take time, so we kindly ask you to be patient in this regard.

Looking forward to receiving your application!