The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you values are more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.
Public Affairs seeks to share the IKEA experience and customer life at home with Chinese regulators, legislators, and opinion-builders and position IKEA Range and IKEA Supply as trusted, competent, and preferred discussion partners. Making sure that IKEA’s visions of safe, sustainable, and affordable products are supported by up-to-date legislation that is good for IKEA and good for the world.
As Project leader for Public Affairs, you will deliver to the strategic public affairs goals for IKEA Range and IKEA Supply in China. Working in a dynamic and fast paced environment, this means leading projects related to regulatory issues that impact or could impact our ability to market and sell our products, underpinned by trade, sustainability, and human rights considerations. The assignment requires the ability to work effectively, efficiently, diplomatically, and calmly in a high-pressure environment on issues that are often complex and politically sensitive, bringing people with diverse cultures and perspectives together. The agenda is broad, and the tasks are many, including:
Leading and managing priority public affairs projects as identified by the business, with a focus on product and food safety and sustainability.
Identifying and developing trusted relationships with key policy-makers, regulators, business associations, and opinion leaders.
Representing IKEA of Sweden, Range & Supply in external forums such as business associations, committees and working groups
Gathering and creating consensus among internal stakeholders and franchisees
Be up to date with and influence national legislations, industry standards and market developments
We believe you are diplomatic, flexible, consensus-oriented and have a high sense of integrity and ethical behavior. You have a vast experience in engaging in public policy discussions on all levels, particularly related to policy and regulatory agendas such as the safety and sustainability of products and food. Experience from multinational companies in China is a merit. Furthermore, we believe you have:
Comprehensive working experience in a relevant position such as public affairs, regulatory affairs, government affairs, or public policy and/or from working inside national or international institutions in a complex context.
Extended language skills, with fluency in both spoken and written English and preferably an additional language.
Ability to travel extensively
The location of this position in Shanghai and Beijing. We are look forward to receiving your application in English. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, welcome with your application!