Fundamental understanding of the decision making process' and how to engage in public discussions and with community & project partners.
Broad interest in the general public policy debate and sustainability field/topics.
Experience in public speaking, external communication, project management, community relations
Ability to work independently, plan own tasks, take responsibility and own initiative.
Ability to find consensus.
Excellent at listening and to build networks.
External communication skills and skill to work in big teams.
High sense of integrety and ethical behaviour
A DAY IN YOUR LIFE WITH US
The task of the Community relations Manager is to develop, maintain and execute relevant parts of the State Public Affairs & Sustainability plan by:
o Identifying important state/local processes related to key issues and map important stakeholders
o Setting local goals on how to contribute to the State approach (PA & Sustainability), including long-term goals to be considered as trusted competent frequently used discussion partner around our key issues
o Align the IKEA standpoints with the general policy goals in the State and make it relevant in the local, if needed, regional context
o Strategise, Plan and execute community projects linked to store opertaions and make it relevant to local needs
o Execute local Public Affairs & Community project plans, including a systematic approach to documentation and continuous dialogue
o Evaluation of results and progress
o Suggesting changes in State approach, position, key topics etc
o Reporting back on regulatory movements outside the key areas
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
Some would call us idealists who want to change the world, but we are firm believers that we actually can have a positive impact on people, society and planet. We put our heads together to solve the big questions: how IKEA products can become circular by using material and resources in the best way, how to improve the lives of the people who create our products, and how IKEA can benefit the communities where we operate.IKEA India is seen by key opinion leaders on a national and local level, as a trusted, competent and preferred discussion partner on our regulatory or sustanbaility key issues. We are considered an example of a forward thinking, modern, values driven and sustainable business.