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Product Compliance Specialist

Warsaw, Mazovia Quality & Lean Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Purchasing Services Poland Sp. z o.o.

Job description

The Product Compliance Specialist is responsible for sharing knowledge about the product requirements in specifications and support the Business Teams and Suppliers on how to interpret and how to implement these requirements in the daily operations. As well, to follow up and verify that products comply with these requirements.

About responsibilities:

  • Leading and facilitating trainings for Business teams and Suppliers to develop competence about specifications, testing, ways of working and compliance tools
  • Leading the implementation and realisation of IKEA Chemical strategy within purchasing
  • Verifying that new and existing products comply with IKEA documentation and specifications
  • Coaching and supporting the Business Teams in daily operations and evaluate new potential suppliers in relation to product safety and chemical compliance
  • Mapping and performing risk assessment of critical chemical substances/materials and processes
  • Participating in the development of new specification requirements, by securing input is given on potential impacts from a supply chain perspective
  • Contributing in developing and leading implementation of global product compliance working methods and tools, and co-ordinate local implementation
  • Contributing to secure the right competence level at the supplier regarding Product Compliance
  • Supporting IKEA auditors responsible for verifying suppliers’ production and quality processes regarding Products Compliance competence
  • Performing trouble-shooting when non-compliance to Safety & Health requirements has been found



About requirements:

  • Solid knowledge about product Quality & Compliance
  • Knowledge of material, product requirements, production
  • Experience in collaborating with suppliers
  • Ability to communicate in a simple and clear way
  • University degree in quality management, chemistry/chemical engineering or similar
  • Alternatively, technical background and significant experience working with Quality/compliance management or chemical issues
  • Experience in handling product quality, compliance and chemical requirements, acquired at suppliers or other manufacturers, laboratories, consultancy companies or governmental authorities
  • Knowledge about Quality Management
  • Knowledge of consumer product legislation concerning health and safety, e.g. local legislation and/or European Union chemical related product safety legislation
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Russian language, both spoken and written would be an asset  
  • Very good computer software skills (MS Office applications).
  • Driving license Cat. B.

The job requires travelling up to 30% of working time.

More Information

Sounds interesting?

Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than April 19th 2019. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate.

We want to be transparent and inform you that we are having preferred candidate.

We look forward to receive your application, in English!