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Country Sustainability Manager

Shanghai, China - Standort erkunden Sustainability Vollzeit



• Proven advanced training in Sustainability (or other relevant area).
• Minimum 5 years of senior experience from working with strategic sustainability and/or business leadership.
• Minimum 10 years of work experience in retail industry (understanding how to make things happen).
• Experience with leading in change.
• Experience and previous exposure to both external and internal business leadership.
• Strong documented leadership skills.
• Preferred: Knowledge of IKEA Brand, culture, values and way of working


• Overall responsible for the integration and implementation of the sustainability People & Planet Positive strategy, through clearly defined accountabilities and responsibilities in the business and supporting as a competent business partner, while securing local relevance.
• By understanding consumers in the market, be the voice of sustainability working across the business where decisions are made to set the People & Planet Positive requirements on the total country organisation, empowering others to deliver.
• Integrating the sustainability agenda across all markets, customer meeting points, stores and units.
• Applying approved methods and tools from Group Sustainability to connect with relevant SO functions to all units to coach, guide and mentor in closing the gap performance.
• Working with others to help solve the challenges of the business with both a growth and purpose driven mind-set.
• Secure country adaption of the global direction and ambitions. Develop and continually maintain an outside-in perspective, following and listening for trends, topics and future thinking.
• Conception, exploration and business case development projects in partnership with Group Sustainability, or when needed, drive country specific development projects.
• Create and maintain a performance culture across the whole organisation.
• Be an effective external and internal spokesperson, participate in advocacy activities, events, networking and empower others (e.g. country and store managers) to become sustainability spokespersons.
• Secure positive impact on local communities where IKEA operates through deep understanding of the local communities and co-creating with identified key local stakeholders.
• Empowering and engaging all co-workers in creating a new IKEA with sustainability at the core by working together with the sustainability matrix, contributing and sharing key learnings.
• *Where applicable based on the size of the market – to lead a team of Sustainability Business Partners and based on relevant business cases time limited Project Leader(s).
• **Where applicable and defined by Group Sustainability, larger countries to support smaller neighbouring countries with scale, resources and/or content.


Some would call us idealists who want to change the world, but we are firm believers that we actually can have a positive impact on people, society and planet. We put our heads together to solve the big questions: how IKEA products can become circular by using material and resources in the best way, how to improve the lives of the people who create our products, and how IKEA can benefit the communities where we operate.

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