At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us?
At IKEA of Sweden, we have a small and influential, full-time Public Affairs (PA) team dedicated to advancing the regulatory agenda for IKEA Range & Supply regarding products, materials, product information (labelling), product innovations and technology for production and distribution of products and due diligence regulations.
We believe in a glorious future and to meet the needs of the many people we would like to strengthen our PA team. Curious? – Check out this video
Public affairs operates under Steering & Support in IKEA of Sweden AB that hosts several enabling functions such as Finance & Administration, Business Steering, Product Risk & Compliance and Legal. Steering & Support provides insights to different parts of the range organization making the right business decisions and by the services provided connected to our workplace gives us the right preconditions to thrive and deliver at work.
PA seeks to share the IKEA experience and customer life at home with regulators, legislators and opinion-builders and to position IKEA Range & Supply as a trusted, competent and preferred discussion partner around priority topics for the IKEA range.
As manager for PA, you will be an important part of strengthening the role of PA within IKEA of Sweden, Range & Supply. Primarily, this means leading projects related to regulatory issues that impact or could impact our ability to market and sell our products in both existing and new markets, on topics such as circularity, climate, materials, forestry, trade, chemicals, product safety, labelling, due diligence. In addition, you will develop a strategic approach to better leverage the use of existing resource within the team. The assignment will also include:
Support prioritization and lead implementation of the PA strategy
Lead the PA team and budget
Build relations with public officials, key stakeholders and within the IKEA system
Represent the IKEA brand externally through active discussions
We believe you are passionate about business and get energized by leading interdependently through your team with a servant leadership style. Furthermore we also believe you are diplomatic, flexible, consensus-oriented and have a high sense of integrity and ethical behavior. You have a vast experience in leading others and engaging in public policy discussions on all levels.
Furthermore, we believe you have:
Comprehensive working experience in a relevant position such as public affairs, regulatory affairs, government affairs, or public policy and/or from working inside any national or international institution in a complex context.
Strong motivation in product health and safety, sustainability and product compliance
Motivated by customer needs and a relentless desire to improve
Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. Make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. Please send at the latest June 20th.
This is a permanent position located in Älmhult, Sweden.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Marcus Vagneborn at +46 706 149 612 or if you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Måns Persson at firstname.lastname@example.org