Public Affairs - Project Leader

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of forest? In Älmhult, Sweden, you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden and has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions.

At IKEA of Sweden, we have a small and influential, full-time public affairs (PA) team dedicated to advancing the regulatory agenda for IKEA Range & Supply regarding products, materials, product information (labelling), product innovations and technology for production and distribution of products and due diligence regulations.

 We believe in a glorious future and to meet the needs of the many people we would like to strengthen our PA team. Curious? – Check out this video using password Join_IKEA

Job Description

Public Affairs seeks to share the IKEA experience and customer life at home with regulators, legislators and opinion-builders and to position IKEA Range & Supply as a trusted, competent and preferred discussion partner around priority topics for the IKEA range.

As Project leader for Public Affairs, you will be an important part of strengthening the role of Public Affairs within IKEA of Sweden, Range & Supply. Primarily, this means leading projects related to regulatory issues that impact or could impact our ability to market and sell our products in both existing and new markets, on topics such as circularity, climate, materials, forestry, trade, chemicals, product safety, labelling, due diligence. In addition, you will develop a strategic approach to better leverage the use of existing resource within the team. The assignment will also include:

  • Lead and manage priority public affairs projects as identified by the business
  • Represent IKEA of Sweden, Range & Supply in external forums
  • Gather and create consensus among internal stakeholders and franchisees
  • Identify and develop trusted relationships with key policy-makers, regulators, standards communities, business associations, and opinion leaders in different parts of the globe.


We believe you are diplomatic, flexible, consensus-oriented and have a high sense of integrity and ethical behaviour. You have a vast experience in engaging in public policy discussions on all levels, particularly related to North American and/or Asian affairs. 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 any national or international institution in a complex context.
  • Extended language skills, with fluency in both spoken and written English and preferably an additional language such as; Russian, Chinese, Arabic or Spanish.
  • Ability to travel extensively

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Additional Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. Make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. Please send at the latest February 28th.

This is a permanent position located in Älmhult, Sweden.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Pär Stenmark at +46 703 334 589 or if you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Måns Persson at [email protected] 

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