You have a passion for sustainability and really want to contribute in leading IKEA towards becoming “People and Planet Positive” and inspiring 1 billion people to live within the limits of one planet. 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!
You appreciate working with a variety of tasks and have strong leadership capabilities with the ability to lead and implement change, always keeping in mind how it contributes to business, people and the planet performance. You enjoy working in fast changing and complex contexts and you are skilled in prioritizing. Having a strong network across Ingka and IKEA will be beneficial in order to see the context you work in, make connections easier and understand the total picture. Most of all, you enjoy driving change by building relationships and networks.
In order to succeed in this role you need:
• Knowledge and experience in project management
• Several years of work experience within the Sustainability field
• Minimum 5 years of work experience, preferably from within IKEA
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business-leaders
As a Sustainability Project Leader in Ingka, you will be working across various sustainability strategic initiatives and both lead projects as well as develop content specific input. Some examples of projects are for instance how to measure climate impact on our operations (e.g. through TCFD assessment), or an initiative around enabling customers to live more sustainably, or developing sustainability requirement that enables putting demands on the business. The projects will vary in duration and complexity and an important part of your role will be to accelerate the implementation.
Amongst others, you will:
• develop, lead and implement projects/tools/guidelines related to subject matter area
• drive continuous improvement of project quality and performance in assigned projects
• perform project reporting, through providing sustainability management team with key milestones and status updates
• manage stakeholders by identifying stakeholders and planning for stakeholder management
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
Group Sustainability provides leadership, direction and strategic support across Ingka Group to contribute 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 set out in the sustainability strategy (see IKEA.com).
QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!
If you have questions regarding the role, please reach out to Floor Warnaar at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Pernilla Cederlund at pernilla.cederlund.@ikea.com.
Please submit your application via our recruitment system – 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.