Digital Ethicist |Information Management |Core Business Franchise

  • Delft, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

About us   

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference.  

IKEA Franchise (Inter IKEA Systems) owns the IKEA Concept and is the worldwide IKEA franchisor. We are specifically responsible for the IKEA strategic framework, ensuring the IKEA Concept is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up – together with all IKEA trademark users. How do we do this? By enabling people across the IKEA value chain, and creating unique content to develop the IKEA business. We are establishing a Data & Technology department in Core business Franchise, with the assignment to lead by holding together data & technology in the core business. All with the purpose to enable business movements. We are now looking for a Digital Ethicist within the Information Management team in this new exciting set up. 

Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. 

At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.  

Job Description

About the job  

You are joining us at an exciting time! As a Digital Ethicist, you bring the awareness of digital ethics and the associated responsibilities across Core business Franchise. Digital ethics is a discipline that critically assesses the societal and environmental impact of data and digital technologies and produces actionable advice for co-workers. It involves thinking about accountability, responsibility, ethical principles and moral dilemmas throughout the lifecycle of data and digital technologies. 

In this role you will build awareness about digital ethics and why it matters to IKEA and wider society. You will lead the implementation of digital ethics tools and methods and the facilitation of digital ethics assessments and decision-making. You will empower others to implement digital ethics best practices in their work by demonstrating how to apply ethical principles through examples, case studies and discussions. You will represent Core business Franchise in the Inter IKEA Digital Ethics Forum and co-create new practices and standards. 

You will also work closely together with peers across Inter IKEA and the IKEA franchise system to strengthen and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer by co-creating Inter IKEA’s vision on digital ethics. Together you will develop practices that enhance the IKEA brand around the world and ensure that we use data and digital technologies for good. 

In this role you will report to our Information Management Manager at IKEA Franchise and work closely with the Digital Ethics Leader at Inter IKEA Group – Shared Data and Technology.  

Qualifications

About you  

We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things. 

You have a desire to guide business decisions around data and digital technology towards the benefit of the many people and the environment. It’s with your ability to understand digital technologies and business opportunities in line with IKEA culture and values that you create real business impact and responsible innovation. You probably haven’t been a Digital Ethicist yet – we know it’s pretty new – but you will have a good understanding of social sciences, philosophy and technology, working in a related field for the last few years. We believe that you have strong stakeholder management skills and a are able to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical co-workers. 

The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website www.ikea.com or just watch this video: https://bit.ly/ikea-what-if  

Additional Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.  
If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Alexander Galt, Digital Ethics Leader; [email protected] or Amr Arafa; Information Management Manager; [email protected]  
  
This position is located in Delft, The Netherlands. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email.  We look forward to receiving your application at the latest by 18th October.  
  
You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the People & Culture Leader Frida Eriksson at [email protected]   

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