People & Culture Specialist-Part Time

  • Shanghai, China
  • Part-time

Company Description

IKEA Supply China (“ISCN”) is the wholesale business unit buying IKEA goods from Suppliers and selling to retailers in Asia Pacific region, comparable to IKEA Supply AG.  As a unit equipped with finance, legal, risk, compensation & benefit, corporate communication specialists, ISCN also provides common/shared services to all Inter IKEA business units and sites in China.

Job Description

Purpose of function
How the function contributes to the business of IKEA
As People & Culture function we want to be relevant and to truly contribute and add value to the business development in a fast changing and challenging world, by attracting, recruiting and developing people who love to fulfill our vision, by enabling a foundation for a great people experience and by enabling people to lead based on our culture and values.

Purpose of job
How the job contributes to the purpose of the function

  • To contribute to great and consistent co-worker experience
  • The P&C Specialists provide expert knowledge and advice to the organization within P&C processes./legal unit
  • Develop, update, implement and assess standards, guidelines and policies within the own areas of expertise accordance to specific country laws and regulation and global policies and guidelines


Within own area of expertise:

  • Contribute to the creation and operational implementation of the P&C action plan and where the area of expertise is of high value.
  • Ensure P&C-related compliance with relevant internal and external regulations. Take actions in case of deviations or improvement potentials.
  • As a functional expert, provide solutions and execution in one or more of the following P&C fields.: P&C systems and database, payroll, compensation and benefits, hiring/exit processes and relocation, personnel administration, internal and external audit. Labour law and Work environment
  • Establish relevant company standards/guidelines/working methods and help enforce and implement them
  • Act as a cultural role model in ways that demonstrate the IKEA values


  • Level of understanding/knowledge is "high" in own areas of expertise, good in the other areas.
  • Deep knowledge of IKEA Culture & Values
  • Understanding of relevant People strategies and plans.
  • Knowledge of IKEA people related approaches
  • Expert knowledge of relevant HR processes and tools based on local needs
  • Knowledge of local employment legislations, co-worker relations and labour market situations and trends
  • Fluent in English and local language


  • Is passionate about people and has a strong belief in individuals’ potential
  • Interest in understanding of the IKEA business model
  • Passionate to support, develop and implement improvements in the areas of expertise
  • Share IKEA culture & values
  • Interest and drive to find common interests and synergies, building trust and partnership to reach common goals.


Job specific capabilities:

  • Support relevant areas of expertise with the business and people strategies in mind
  • Build trust and relationships
  • Have a structured approach and perform with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Communicate in a clear and effective way, ability to transfer knowledge

Leadership capabilities:

  • Leadership is everyone’s responsibility at IKEA. Leadership behaviours differ depending on your position and your level of leadership – leading myself, leading others, leading leaders and leading matrix partners.
  • Entrepreneurship of the many is how we Inspire and clarify & Unleash entrepreneurs.
  • Performance with meaning is how we Create customer value & Lead with IKEA values.
  • Working together is how we Build strong relationships & Collaborate and co-create

Key previous experiences and proven skills
Key previous experience and skills needed before the job can be taken up

  • Expert knowledge in one or several P&C area.
  • Ability to work comfortably and communicate effectively with various audiences both verbally and in writing
  • Self-reliant and motivated with proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Live and share the IKEA values

Additional Information

Recognize yourself:

Welcome with your application! More details, please contact Joy Mao ([email protected]).

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