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Product Compliance Specialist

Bukowno Warszawa, Silesia - Explore location Quality & Lean Full time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Purchasing Services cooperates with furniture and home furnishing manufacturers in Europe and distributes it worldwide. Our task is to find and develop suppliers to produce furniture with perfect design and quality for as many people as possible. There are about 350 of us in Warsaw, a team made of many nationalities.

Job description

The Product Compliance Specialist is responsible for sharing knowledge about the product requirements in specifications and support the Business Teams and Suppliers on how to interpret and how to implement these requirements in the daily operations. As well, to follow up and verify that products comply with these requirements.


About you

You are a TEAM-player 

  • You have solid knowledge about product Quality & Compliance, Quality Management 
  • You have knowledge of material, product requirements, production
  • You have University degree in quality management, chemistry/chemical engineering or similar, Alternatively, technical background and significant experience working with Quality/compliance management or chemical issues
  • You have an experience in handling product quality, compliance and chemical requirements, acquired at suppliers or other manufacturers, laboratories, consultancy companies or governmental authorities
  • You have knowledge of consumer product legislation concerning health and safety, e.g. local legislation and/or European Union chemical related product safety legislation
  • You are experienced in collaboration with suppliers
  • You can communicate in in a simple and clear way
  • You speak fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • You have driving license cat.B

About the job

  • You lead and facilitate trainings for Business teams and Suppliers to develop competence about specifications, testing, ways of working and compliance tools
  • You lead the implementation and realization of IKEA Chemical strategy within purchasing
  • You verify that new and existing products comply with IKEA documentation and specifications
  • You coach and support the Business Teams in daily operations and evaluate new potential suppliers in relation to product safety and chemical compliance
  • You map and perform risk assessment of critical chemical substances/materials and processes
  • You participate in the development of new specification requirements, by securing input is given on potential impacts from a supply chain perspective
  • You contribute in developing and leading implementation of global product compliance working methods and tools, and co-ordinate local implementation
  • You contribute to secure the right competence level at the supplier regarding Product Compliance
  • You support IKEA auditors responsible for verifying suppliers’ production and quality processes regarding Products Compliance competence
  • You will perform trouble-shooting when non-compliance to Safety & Health requirements has been found

The job requires travelling that will occur with low frequency.

More Information

Why will you enjoy working with us?

  • You will work in a fantastic and motivated TEAM
  • You will work in a company that is successful and favorite among people
  • You will meet the same optimists like you on daily basis
  • You will have a good feeling about your job because it makes sense
  • You will work in a cozy working environment

How is it to work in IKEA ?

Attitude towards our colleagues is very simple – honest and frank employees

Always get a chance to grow both in their personal and career life in a way so all of us can contribute to better everyday life for us and for our customers

We do not intend to only fill in the positions here – we want to accept unique personalities who will share our values

We listen to our colleagues, we understand their needs and we support their ambitions and skills

We offer a possibility to work in a fast growing company and in an environment where people and togetherness are the main values


Sounds interesting?

Submit your application in English as soon as possible however not later than 5th October 2022.

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate.