IKEA is committed to inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet. Reaching this commitment requires – among other things – affordable and attractive home furnishing solutions and knowledge for healthy and sustainable living in all customer touch points. We are looking for a development leader to lead the way!
At IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult the IKEA range is developed and made available to people all over the world. Here we explore the future to innovate and create solutions for healthy and sustainable living. With the task to capture the opportunities of a changing world, Sustainability has the responsibility to enable IKEA to meet the future. We are here to support the business in creating home furnishing solutions that meet the needs of people today without compromising those of future generations. We collaborate with partners and customers to challenge known truths in society.
As Development leader in Sustainability – Healthy & sustainable homes, you will be responsible to lead the development and documentation of a facts based, structured way of working with interior design towards healthier, more sustainable homes. You will do this by establishing and leading a collaboration with people across the IKEA value chain, creating unique content that supports the movement of Better Homes and develops the IKEA business. By developing Healthy & sustainable home concepts and solutions, you will play an important part in enabling as many people as possible to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
We are looking for a true team player with the capability to build long lasting relationships with internal and external partners, and with a passion for creating the best IKEA offer for our customers that benefits people and planet. To be successful in this role we see that you have experience in interior design and leading business development. You have a knack for understanding complex topics and translating that knowledge into simple, visual and communicative solutions. It is an advantage if you have experience within the field of health and/or sustainability, and of marketing and communication. With your problem solving approach, open mind and courage to try new solutions you contribute to our entrepreneurial IKEA culture and vision.
We see that you have proven experience in:
Essential - Solid experience in interior design - Good stakeholder management skills - Experience of project leading - Moving from insights about health, sustainability, societal trends and customer needs into ideation and verified, scalable solutions - Working in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
Preferred - Health and/or sustainability competence and experience - Experience of working with marketing and communication - Understanding of marketing law related to sustainability claims - Solid understanding of the IKEA business and offer - Knowledge and experience of IKEA strategies and processes
This is a 18 month project assignment. The position is full time (40h/week) and located in Älmhult, Sweden.
IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment with co-workers from all over the world that is constantly changing and developing. You will interact and work together with people from all around IKEA and the world. Our corporate language is English, so fluency both verbally and in writing is required.
We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV and motivational letter) latest 4th of March, 2021.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Lars-Erik Fridolfsson, People and Culture Leader, Sustainability at +46 (0)73-232 13 85.
IKEA of Sweden AB has the assignment to determine and develop the IKEA Product Range, including products, packaging solutions and service products. IKEA Supply AG has the assignment to have the products manufactured, purchase the products from the suppliers and supply the products to franchisees.