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Sustainability Leader - Group Sustainability Retail / Ingka Group, Malmö

Malmö, Skåne County Sustainability Full Time

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You have a passion for sustainability and really want to help lead IKEA towards meeting our “People and Planet Positive” strategy. You have the ability to lead business and people with regards to creating a better life for the many within the means of 1 planet and it is something that motivates you – to make change happen! As a Sustainability Leader within retail, it is crucial to have either retail, expansion or customer fulfilment experience. You need to understand how to create and implement changes within those areas that are good for people, good for business & good for the planet. It is good to have a strong network across Ingka Group, IKEA of Sweden and Inter IKEA Group so you understand the total picture. What is our corporate identity, our core values and vision? How do we design, produce, sell and deliver goods and services? How can IKEA balance and merge environmental, social and economic aspects to define sustainability? How can IKEA use that knowledge to make business within the limits of the planet? In this position you will need excellent communication and networking skills. We need someone who is a star when it comes to inspire and motivate others. You build trustful relationships and are a brilliant leader who can manage a matrix organisation. We want you to put sustainability high on the agenda out in the organisation – always with the IKEA culture and values at heart! To succeed in this role you also need: • Minimum 5 years of senior experience from working with strategic sustainability and/or business leadership • Minimum 5 years of work experience, preferably from within IKEA • Nice to have some advanced training in Sustainability or equivalent • Experience and previous exposure to both external and internal business leadership


As a Sustainability Leader within retail, your responsibility is to future proof Ingka retailing which means to lead consistent and effective execution of the People Planet Positive strategy. You will do that in partnership and collaboration with colleagues in Sustainability, Retail, Customer Fulfilment global functions, retail markets, IKEA of Sweden and Inter IKEA Systems. You will secure preconditions, tools and effective matrix to succeed with our business plan. Amongst others, you will: • develop, lead and implement projects/tools/guidelines related to subject matter area • steer, challenge, support and share information, best practice etc with the markets • identify relevant markets where we can explore and test new solutions • create tools for implementation in retail • work close with stakeholders to move the sustainability agenda • follow up on our business plans within the markets


Group Sustainability provides leadership, direction and strategic support across Ingka Group to contributing to building an IKEA with sustainability at the core to meet the future. The function acts as a business partner for other functions & is a centre of expertise focusing on: accelerating growth within the limit of one planet; empowering people to lead positive change; and building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided by the People and Planet Positive commitments.


If you have questions about the position, please contact Andrew Johnson at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Pernilla Cederlund at Please send in your application – in English, consisting of a CV and a cover letter named after the specific position, as soon as possible. We are looking forward to get to know you soon! FYI: This recruitment is being handled in a new recruitment system where you as a candidate now have your own recruitment page. You can now track the status of your application and edit attachments even after submitting your application. Please note that the candidate information we may have saved in the previous recruitment system is not connected to the new platform. You will be asked to update your profile with new information.