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Sustainability Business Partner (Climate Positive & Circular)

Shanghai, China Sustainability Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: 20075CN

Date posted: 22/07/2024


In depth knowledge of the IKEA Concept, Brand positioning and Culture & Values In depth knowledge of the relevant IKEA business processes, tools and cycles
In depth knowledge of how to identify and involve relevant stakeholders in a project, process or question to make things happen.
In depth knowledge of how to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project.
In depth knowledge of how to implement long-term plans, according to set budgets and goals.
Good knowledge of how to balance and merge environmental, social and economic aspects to define sustainability and how IKEA uses that knowledge in striving to make business within the limits of the planet.
General knowledge on relevant sustainability subject matters within the specific topic/market area, with the desire to develop deeper knowledge
General knowledge of activity planning, the commercial calendar and how to ensure customer engagement and retention.
Emerging knowledge of what healthy and sustainable living means and how it contributes to reducing environmental household footprint and help people make a positive change.


Collaborate and align with applicable country functions and internal as well as external stakeholders to secure sustainability is integrated across all country functions in delivering their sustainability contribution to the agreed frameworks and strategies.
Secure local country adaption of the global direction and ambitions, to drive sustainability initiatives, processes and projects that deliver to the total business agenda and a more People and Planet Positive IKEA.
Ensure that alignment, budget and resources are in place to move the sustainability agenda forward in applicable areas within your country - progression through agreed methods and tools and closing the performance gap.
Enable and follow-up sustainability performance and progress based on the country business plans, Group tools and methods.
Facilitate the integration and implementation of sustainability by supporting the country functions with the right information, best practice solution, tools & methods and ways of working.
Develop a strong understanding of specific sustainability situation in your country and contribute to country business agenda, to feedback and share across sustainability matrix.
Proactively identify challenges and opportunities and/or supporting units to overcome challenges and optimise opportunities.
Documenting and evaluating initiatives and activities with a view to capitalise on learning, sharing and promote continuous improvement.


Country Sustainability secures the integration and implementation of the Ingka sustainability strategy – People & Planet Positive, by both putting demands on the business and being a competent sustainability business partner, while securing localised relevance. The voice and influencers of sustainability both internally and externally, sitting close to the business where decisions are made.