The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at affordable prices . We are part of IKEA Al-Homaizi Limited, operating in three countries - Kuwait, Jordan, and MOROCCO.
Our keywords are Home, People, Happiness, Development, Leadership, Inclusion & Diversity, All with Passion!
Purpose of the function: Sustainability is not a function, but a business approach, a mindset, and a way of working together across all functions, in order to strengthen the commercial agenda, become a better place to work, a better local neighbour and a store with positive impact on people and planet.
Purpose of the job: support the store management team in making sustainability come alive in the store, across all functions. Together with co-workers, customers, and partners determine how we can operate in an environmentally responsible way while tackling climate change, unsustainable consumption, and inequality.
Key assignments: Inspire, develop, support and challenge the business teams to ensure effective implementation and fulfilment of the Sustainability agenda in day to day Operations;
Identify and monitor sustainability trends, policy developments and business opportunities;
Lead the Sustainability Developers matrix ensuring aligned and efficient ways of working to reach the sustainability goals;
Engage in extensive internal and external networking to drive the Sustainability agenda. Act as a bridge builder to enable new collaborations and partnerships in close collaboration with the business;
Identify and contribute to mitigate sustainability risks;
Proactively support and advice business teams on sustainability related topics;
Share and develop sustainability competence throughout the business by inspiring and empowering co-workers;
Review and revise sustainability proposals or policies;
Research or review regulatory, technical, or market issues related to sustainability;
Identify or create new sustainability indicators;
Identify or investigate violations of natural resources, waste management, recycling, or other environmental policies;
Facilitate store improvement through the Sustainability Functional Review and other relevant tools;
Provide technical or administrative support for sustainability programs or issues;
Identify or procure needed resources to implement sustainability programs or projects;
Create or maintain plans or other documents related to sustainability projects;
Assess or propose sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and acceptance;
Monitor or track sustainability indicators, such as energy usage, natural resource usage, waste generation, and recycling;
Collect information about waste stream management or green building practices;
Contribute to the economic sustainability of the organization by discovering and implementing measures to reduce energy and resource use;
Write reports and other public communications to promote sustainability initiatives;
Oversee and implement corporate social responsibility initiatives;
Engage managers and co-workers by providing timely and relevant sustainability knowledge and information;
Provide support in delivering co-worker sustainability training and secure the understanding of roles and contributions to the sustainability agenda in each function.
Bachelor Degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or related field would be an advantage;
Preferable having a certification in a sustainability system;
Preferred minimum 5 years EH&S experience with experience in the field of Sustainability;
Track record of Developing sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies;
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work in a team or teams, working in multiple projects simultaneously;
Strong knowledge of industry and government EHS standards and regulations;
Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Experience of working with sustainability in a business environment.
Interest and previous know-how about sustainability is an advantage;
Strong understanding of IKEA organisations work with sustainability;
Sustainability University degree (e.g. sustainability/CSR, environmental engineering, business, economics);
Advanced sustainability knowledge and an understanding of how it can support the business agenda;
Country/market-specific knowledge and experience;
Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
Passion for sustainability/CSR and highly motivated in making IKEA a People & Planet Positive company;
Results and change driven, and a desire to lead people and business;
Inspired by our vision "create a better everyday life for the many people;
Open-minded and solutions oriented.
Organisational and coordination qualities;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
The ability to be self-directed and self-motivated and the ability to be team player;
Solid problem solving skills and be recognized as results oriented.