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Sustainability Developer

Delft, Jižní Holandsko - Prozkoumat lokalitu Trvalá udržitelnost Plný úvazek

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About you

Sustainability is part of our IKEA vision to create a better life for the many people and at the same time have a positive impact on the planet. Our view of the future is positive, and we believe in a sustainable world. We will continue to focus and transform our business. Working with strategic development.  

The role of sustainability at IKEA franchisor is to make sustainability an integrated part of the IKEA Concept and ensure its successful implementation in new and existing markets.    

To lead with the direction; People, society and planet positive meeting with the customer and support the strategic sustainability development agenda at Core Business Franchise. All to enable development and movement of the IKEA business to fulfil the sustainability ambitions and commitments.   

Come and join us! 

About us 

Our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people, influences everything we do. It’s a vision that lives in the everyday efforts of all co-workers, all over the world.  

Fulfilling the IKEA vision requires a strong, efficient and sustainable business setup. That's why it's built on a franchise system. The IKEA Franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., is the worldwide owner of the IKEA Concept, and has the responsibility to ensure that the IKEA Concept stays attractive and competitive while enabling growth and a profitable business for IKEA franchisees. 

Take time to explore the IKEA Franchise system here, and read more about us here

Job description

Your key responsibilities: 

  • Work closely together with peers across the totality of Franchisor and Inter IKEA Group to develop sustainability dimensions of IKEA franchise offer.  
  • Perform Franchise Offer gap analysis towards sustainability wished position.   
  • Define and lead sustainability projects and topics that support the Franchisor sustainability agenda to close the Franchise Offer gaps.  
  • Together with peers develop the sustainability framework both conceptual and business requirements for all markets and assignments.   
  • Coach and support leaders and specialist to lead with sustainability lenses in planning, developing and delivering sustainability content in the most effective, engaging and inspiring way.  
  • Lead and develop explorations and projects connected to the strategic development of sustainability in IKEA.   
  • Provide quality and speed stepping into urgent topics requiring sustainability expertise and development 
  • Contribute to increase the knowledge of sustainability across Franchisor and how it contributes to create business growth for IKEA long term on all markets 

What do you bring with you: 

  • In depth knowledge and experience in the sustainability development field  
  • Knowing how to contribute with sustainability expertise in projects with cross functional stakeholder management.  
  • Good understanding of sustainability and home furnishing business   
  • Good understand of how the sustainability agenda impact through business and people.  
  • Broad understanding of IKEA business idea, organization and ways of working, with sustainability experience  
  • Knowledge of how to balance and merge environmental, social and economic aspects to define sustainability as an integrated part of the IKEA Business.

  • University degree in sustainability, proven advanced training in sustainability, or relevant senior working experience   
  • Minimum 5 years of senior experience from working with strategic sustainability.  
  • Proven experience of working with sustainability development and deployment with high interdependencies.   
  • Proven experience from stakeholder engagement   
  • Proven experience of enabling successful change and realizing business benefits with leaders.  

More Information

This is a full time role (40 hours per week) located in Delft, the Netherlands or potentially in Malmö, Sweden. You will report to the Franchisor Sustainability Manager. 

16 May is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation – in English and tell us why you would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!