IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of IKEA Purchasing & Logistics is to provide purchasing and logistics services to source and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. Purchasing & Logistics Area North (PLAN) is one of seven Purchasing & Logistics Areas in the world, and our co-workers are based in Älmhult, Dortmund, Kaunas, and Moscow. PLAN consists of several functions, such as Purchasing Development, Supply Chain Operations with Quality Support Centre (QSC) and Supply Chain Development.
The role of the People & Culture (P&C) team is to establish IKEA as the preferred employer by attracting those who share the IKEA values, ensuring development for all co-workers, inspiring them to perform and remain with IKEA by:
Working in partnership with the business staff functions
Ensuring the appropriate P&C processes and tools are implemented
Actively contributing to the growth of business through people
As a member of our P&C team, you are expected to be a strong contributor to the development of managers and co-workers, providing human resources (HR) expertise and ensuring that the P&C strategies are implemented in the most effective and efficient way
About the assignment
Understand business context, issues, and challenges to provide specific advice and support to managers and co-workers
Ensure P&C-related compliance and take actions in case of deviations or improvement potentials
Ensure that all labor law and company regulations, policies, and guidelines are considered and followed
Support in attracting, recruiting, and maintaining talents based on business needs and facilitating competence flow within and cross-category areas
Implement locally the organization`s competence development agenda
Being a role model for IKEA Culture & Values and by that, secure legal, ethical, and moral perspective in people management and leadership situations
To be successful in this role you need to have:
At least 5 years’ experience as an HR or an equivalent role
Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with various audiences in English, both verbally and in writing
Fluent in German
As a person you need to be passionate about people and to have a strong belief in individual’s potential
Your knowledge of German labor law is well-founded. You can mediate between employees, employers, works councils, trade unions and authorities in a trustworthy and successful manner
You need to be genuinely interested in and have a solid understanding of IKEA business dynamics
You are self-reliant and motivated with the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently and have the ability to establish trustful relationships
Furthermore, you have good communication skills
And last but not least, you are passionate about the IKEA culture and values and the IKEA brand
If you have lots of energy, a strong drive and high commitment and you enjoy working in a diverse and changing environment where there is still time for laughter every day, this could be the job for you.
IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!
For more information or any questions regarding this position and the recruitment process, please send a message via our recruitment system. The position is a fulltime and temporary assignment for 2 years located in Dortmund. We will interview candidates continuously, so please send us your application online as soon as possible, but on June 5th, the latest.
Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities, and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.