IKEA Purchasing Services cooperates with furniture and home furnishing manufacturers in Europe and distributes it worldwide. Our task is to find and develop suppliers to produce furniture with perfect design and quality for as many people as possible. There are about 350 of us in Warsaw, a team made of many nationalities.
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.
You are a TEAM-player
You have solid knowledge about product Quality & Compliance, Quality Management
You have knowledge of material, product requirements, production
You have University degree in quality management, chemistry/chemical engineering or similar, Alternatively, technical background and significant experience working with Quality/compliance management or chemical issues
You have an experience in handling product quality, compliance and chemical requirements, acquired at suppliers or other manufacturers, laboratories, consultancy companies or governmental authorities
You have knowledge of consumer product legislation concerning health and safety, e.g. local legislation and/or European Union chemical related product safety legislation
You are experienced in collaboration with suppliers
You can communicate in in a simple and clear way
You speak fluent in English, both spoken and written
You have driving license cat.B
About the job
You lead and facilitate trainings for Business teams and Suppliers to develop competence about specifications, testing, ways of working and compliance tools
You lead the implementation and realization of IKEA Chemical strategy within purchasing
You verify that new and existing products comply with IKEA documentation and specifications
You coach and support the Business Teams in daily operations and evaluate new potential suppliers in relation to product safety and chemical compliance
You map and perform risk assessment of critical chemical substances/materials and processes
You participate in the development of new specification requirements, by securing input is given on potential impacts from a supply chain perspective
You contribute in developing and leading implementation of global product compliance working methods and tools, and co-ordinate local implementation
You contribute to secure the right competence level at the supplier regarding Product Compliance
You support IKEA auditors responsible for verifying suppliers’ production and quality processes regarding Products Compliance competence
You will perform trouble-shooting when non-compliance to Safety & Health requirements has been found
The job requires travelling that will occur with low frequency.
Why will you enjoy working with us?
You will work in a fantastic and motivated TEAM
You will work in a company that is successful and favorite among people
You will meet the same optimists like you on daily basis
You will have a good feeling about your job because it makes sense
You will work in a cozy working environment
How is it to work in IKEA ?
Attitude towards our colleagues is very simple – honest and frank employees
Always get a chance to grow both in their personal and career life in a way so all of us can contribute to better everyday life for us and for our customers
We do not intend to only fill in the positions here – we want to accept unique personalities who will share our values
We listen to our colleagues, we understand their needs and we support their ambitions and skills
We offer a possibility to work in a fast growing company and in an environment where people and togetherness are the main values
Submit your application in English as soon as possible however not later than 5th October 2022.
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.