People & Culture Specialist for Purchasing Development

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

In Purchasing Development, our assignment goes hand and hand with the IKEA Business Idea, created 75 years ago, as we are responsible to produce the ‘wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. ​Affordability, accessibility, sustainability and quality are our main priorities.​ We develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in 6 different categories. We are a true global organization with 1300 co-workers placed in 27 different locations, close to the suppliers and the market. The business development teams work close together with both suppliers and Product Development.

Job Description

As a People & Culture Specialist you will play an important role in making value for the business development by attracting, recruiting and developing people who love to fulfil our vision, and by enabling a foundation for a great people experience based on our culture and values.

You are an expert within the field of P&C with a strong understanding of your co-worker’s everyday reality based on your experience with and in the business. You will support two out of total six Category Areas within Purchasing Development and work in partnership and on behalf of the responsible P&C Leader. You will work on both the tactical and operational agenda with a wide range of P&C assignments, covering all aspects of the employee life cycle – from recruitment to exit. You will enable our leaders to perform in their assignment by building their capabilities to develop people in line with business needs.

This role is offering an exciting and inspiring workplace in a global environment and creates excellent opportunities to grow and by that build a solid base for next step. You will report to PD P&C Manager, and you will be a part of the P&C matrix team, which consists of P&C Specialists, Project/Process Leader and P&C Administrator.


We are looking for you who together with us wants to bring people and business together and ensure that we are an excellent place to work and develop. You work independently and are motivated in finding new ways, as well as collaborating in a team environment with colleagues and stakeholders throughout the organization. You have a big interest to understand different cultures and behaviours.

You demonstrate reliability, honesty and integrity in interpersonal relations, and you establish trust and effective working relationships. You have strong communication skills and you share your knowledge while at the same time you are curious and eager to learn more. You are structured and organised with a hands-on approach - you make things happen.  

You also bring with you:

  • Some years of experience within HR or relevant field, preferably from a complex, international organisation
  • Good knowledge in co-workers’ relations, labour law and working environment
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English

Additional Information

This is a temporary, 1-year full time assignment located in Älmhult, Sweden. 

Sounds interesting? Please submit your application through our recruitment portal. We kindly ask you to attach your CV and motivation letter in English, so we know a bit more about you and why you are applying to this specific job. We are looking forward to receiving your application before 19th September.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact P&C Mgr Cecilia Lindholm +46 732 321232. If questions about the recruitment process, please contact Zuzana Vackova +46 72 151 12 46. 

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 candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.

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