At IKEA we believe in creating well-designed, functional home furnishing at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. But did you know that behind every BESTÅ or BILLY you see in the IKEA store, there is a story of innovation and sustainability? Teams working daily together to source, design, pack and distribute products that meet the needs of the many customers. At IKEA Supply co-workers together with our partners source, develop and distribute sustainable and compliant products at the lowest possible price. Purchasing & Logistics Area North is one of totally seven Purchasing & Logistics Areas within IKEA. Our co-workers are based across our 4 sites in Älmhult, Dortmund, Kaunas and Moscow.
Currently we would like to welcome a Sustainability Compliance Auditor to the Sustainability Compliance team in Purchasing & Logistics Area North based in Kaunas, Lithuania.
In this position you support and develop our business with suppliers primarily in the Baltic countries to safeguard that the manufacturing of IKEA products meets world-class standards in the area of environment and social & working conditions.
‘IWAY’, The IKEA Way on Purchasing Home Furnishing Products, is our code of conduct and our guiding principles together with our Group Sustainability Strategy ‘People and Planet Positive 2030’.
Plan and perform IKEA Way activities, in accordance with our new IWAY 6 standard and Working Method
Update relevant IKEA systems, in accordance with IKEA Way Working Method
Support and challenge IKEA Way implementation follow-up by suppliers and business teams
Support business development by combining sustainability expertise with a sound business sense
Being a good IKEA Ambassador and living our values
We believe that your value is greater and more important than how much your CV can withstand. However, if we can be picky, your knowledge, skills and experience include:
A passion for Social & Environmental questions and Sustainable development
Analytical, systematic and a good communicator with a convincing style
Understanding the IKEA Business Idea and Social Responsibility Code of Conduct, and how they meet customer’s requirements
Previous auditing experience is an advantage
Knowledge in/understanding of business and industry/supply chain processes
Native/fluent in Lithuanian and very good knowledge in English is required. Fluency in Russian is an additional bonus
Driver’s license, type B
Good knowledge of local legislation in Baltic countries
We expect you to understand and believe in the values of the IKEA Code of Conduct. You have good communication skills and the ability to develop a fruitful dialogue with suppliers and business teams. We also believe you have energy, desire and capability to develop business & people.
You are a hands-on field operator with the ability to organize, meet deadlines, set responsibilities and work unsupervised. You are a person with good analytical ability and drive and you are also ready to travel extensively.
We offer you a variety of tasks both in the office and at IKEA suppliers with a fun, friendly, non-hierarchical, open and international team atmosphere. Moreover, you have a wide range of education and self-development possibilities. We also hope you want to contribute with your unique competence to IKEAs future growth!
Please note that this position is in Kaunas, Lithuania. The selection process will take place continuously, so please send in your application in English as soon as possible but latest 22nd of October 2021.