With the Inter IKEA Wood Supply Portfolio we work to strengthen IKEA's position as an affordable home furnishing retailer by securing a strategic share of IKEA future wood fibre needs through own Inter IKEA investments in forestlands, managing the Inter IKEA Wood Supply portfolio optimizing the return of the assets.
As Portfolio Manager for Wood Supply portfolio, you are responsible to build, develop and manage the Inter IKEA Wood Supply Portfolio, including forest acquisition activities and forest management, linked closely to the Supply Strategy and IKEA’s Forest Positive Agenda.
This you do by developing goals for the Forestry Portfolio, analyses risk & return, and ensure proper allocation of budget to the Forestry Portfolio, as well as within the Forestry Portfolio. Managing the Inter IKEA forestry investment portfolio from Forest Management, Financial Planning, Compliance, Risk Management perspective.
You will perform analysis (incl. Due Diligence), selection and prioritization of investment opportunities an Identification of new investment opportunities, negotiation and effectively implement acquisition. As well as portfolio performance monitoring (financial and operational); visiting portfolio companies regularly (representation, build relations, identify opportunities for value improvement, identify possible synergies).
Furthermore, you will be:
• Identifying, evaluating and leading forest management partners • Contributing to dialogue and Inter IKEA messaging on forestry • Supporting decision making by preparing and presenting investment proposals as business cases and material for the relevant decision forums • Leading, coaching and developing a high performing team that will strongly contribute to reach the objectives and goals
To shine and succeed in this role, you are someone that is passionate about being part of a business that is the leader in life at home, contributing to a better everyday life for the many people. We believe that you are a self-starter, with lots of positive energy, sense of urgency and passion for business and people. You have high interest in following global market and industries development and strive to have big impact on how we make business within the limits of the planet.
You have a high level of personal integrity and are committed to high standards in everything you do. You embrace challenges, have a mind-set to always look for better ways and deliver results through involving and engaging people.
You have deep knowledge of the Forestry sector and you come with expertise in the field of forest and/or agricultural investments, including evaluation of companies engaging in forestry/agribusiness having strong ability to analyze a business case from forest to Industry, identifying and navigating risks.
You know how to balance and merge environmental, social and economic aspects to define sustainable and profitable forest management and the capability to create, develop and anchor business cases. You also have knowledge of risk and financial analysis of various asset classes to be able to contribute building the portfolio efficiency.
You have strong communication skills and strong ability to build strong relationships and to influence and challenge in a constructive way. You have strong coaching skills, self-awareness and ability to unleash potential in others. You have the ability to lead through involving and engaging people and strong negotiation skills.
You have international experience and minimum 5 years of leadership experience of motivating, inspiring and developing a team. You come with Project management experience of leading complex acquisition project, meeting the deadlines. Ideally you have experience with forestry investments
We look forward to receiving your application in English by 30th May 2022. Please note that we will handle applications on a continuous basis, so if you are interested to apply please do so as soon as possible as we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate!
For more information about the role, please contact Wood Supply & Forestry Manager Ulf Johansson, firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture recruiter Christina Appelqvist email@example.com .
This is a permanent position based in Älmhult, an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö, and an IKEA shuttle bus running back and forth to Helsingborg two times a day.
In Wood Supply & Forestry we are a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with passion for forestry and home furnishing. We work every day to enable IKEA to influence responsible forest management and wood use practices in the world. To secure accessibility of wood from responsibly managed forests through optimized supply chains and a positive impact on the world’s forests beyond our own needs leading to a positive impact on people, planet and the society