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Sustainability Developer, Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Wallau, Hesse Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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Sustainability Developer, Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Ingka Procurement, Germany

You see things a little differently. So do we. At IKEA we believe in uniquely tailored development plans. You decide how you want to grow and we’ll be there to support you. Our culture means that every voice is heard, including yours. With IKEA you’ll discover a leadership approach that inspires the best in you. Come see things a little differently with us.

About you
Do you see sustainability as an enabler for better business in general and better procurement in particular? Are you passionate about the objective to become People and Planet Positive?
Then we are looking for you.
  • You have a university degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Sustainability or Environmental Science
  • You have 3-5 years of professional experience within Sustainability from international organizations
  • It is a merit if you have experience in last mile delivery and services, construction sector or facility management
  • It is a merit if you have knowledge in current labour legislation developments, like minimum wages and contracted hours.
  • You have proven experience of driving projects to a successful implementation
  • You are a skilled user of the Microsoft Office suit, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • You are fluent in German and English, both written and verbal
You are a natural in building and maintaining good relationships with people and you have a strong business mindset and driveto deliver results. As a person you have great communication skills and identify with and live by the IKEA values. You enjoy working in a modern, ambitious and ever changing environment together with colleagues across the world.

You will work with different people in different locations and the position will require travel.
The position is located in our Ingka Procurement site located in Wiesbaden close to the German IKEA Head office. The scope of the job is sustainability work to be conducted in Austria, Germany, Switzerland.
For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that you share our values. As a person you are humble and have willpower. You also have the ability to create togetherness and enthusiasm around you.

About the job

As Sustainability Developer you contribute to deliver to the objectives of the IKEA sustainability strategy. You support Procurement of indirect products & services for IKEA with both strategic and operational sustainability expertise by inspiring, challenging, communicating and leading by example.

You will develop our indirect Suppliers in accordance to our Sustainability and Procurement strategies and make them fit to comply with our supplier code of conduct as well as moving them up on the staircase of further commitment. In this a strong focus of the job will be on the people aspect of our CSR strategy – creating a better every day life for the many.

You will ensure customer satisfaction by being the link between customer (market), category, supplier and own function. Day-to-day support on sustainability in Procurement process, both related to securing supply chain sustainability compliance and developing innovative solutions in line with the Ingka Group sustainability and procurement strategy.

You are a member of the Ingka Procurement sustainability matrix where you will take responsibility for supporting a specific geographical area as well as specialising in sustainability topics relevant for different Ingka Procurement categories as for example Facility Management, Professional Services, Marketing, Equipment and Service Businesses like last mile delivery.
In our workplace we cherish diversity of experience, perspectives, background and an environment where everyone is welcome to be themselves and allowed to make mistakes. When you grow IKEA grows too!
Learn more and apply with us at The selection process will take place on an ongoing basis and please note that we do not accept applications via email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy you are welcome to contact Moritz Jäger, If you have questions regarding the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Johanna Kelenc Fridlund,

We are on an exciting journey with a big growth agenda and we have an inspiring plan how to reach our goals. If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you!

IKEA is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a values-driven company and our 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 will be able to afford them.

In order to run the everyday IKEA business there is a need for various products and services (everything from shopping trollies and forklifts to IT-solutions and marketing services). These products and services are supplied by the Procurement function in IKEA Ingka Group, which consists of a global network with more than 500 co-workers located in Älmhult, Malmö, Wiesbaden, Philadelphia and Shanghai and in most countries where IKEA operates. Together with key competences across the world we contribute to a greater customer experience.