The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.
We want to fill this position with an enthusiastic professional who can support us in securing the IKEA brand and our overall vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people”.
Reporting to the Risk Manager (Retail), covering full IKEA operations, your primary responsibilities are to:
Assist in the implementation of an efficient, functional risk management organisation, securing IKEA level of protection in accordance with applicable health, safety, fire prevention, security and investigation with IKEA intended level of protection.
Communicate, create awareness and train co-workers to ensure that IKEA intended level of health, safety and security are known and implemented. This include providing directional support, monitor compliance, conduct compliance checks / reviews, documenting and ensuring that actions are implemented and followed up.
Build strong relationships to understand and support functions’ needs, be a competent and trusted business partner, identifying emerging risk, and ensuring early involvement in new initiatives and units.
Assist in the development and implementation of effective procedures including country specific rules in relation to health, safety and security. Provide guidance on internal standards when “grey areas” exist, evaluate impact on risk exposure from non-compliance issues and facilitate formal approval, including identifying and mitigating health, safety and security risks using the Risk Management Process.
With at least 5 years in Risk Management / Compliance function, ideally in a retail or construction environment. You are someone with qualification in engineering and/or construction field, preferably a certification in fire safety.
You are self-oriented and a decisive leader who believes in sharing ideas / best practices. With resilience, good communication and interpersonal skills, you are able to “build from scratch” and report key concerns, securing the full involvement of business stakeholders at all levels.
You have a track record in setting up complete risk framework and driving changes in complex environment, having gained extensive exposure to the build-up of IKEA stores.
You also have got operational experience in a retail environment.