Digital Ethicist

  • Full-time

Job Description

You see things a little differently. So do we! At IKEA, we believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.  

As a Digital Ethicist, you bring the awareness of digital ethics and the associated responsibilities to the fore across Core business Range. You lead the design of the methods and frameworks to facilitate ethical discussions and decision making across the various areas within digital ethics, for example but not limited to; data, AI, IoT, digital interfaces and robotics. You will lead and drive the continued development, implementation, and communication of the IKEA Digital Ethics framework. You will be Core business Range representative in the digital ethics network of digital ethicists and facilitate the cross-organisational IKEA Digital Ethics Forum. 

You will collaborate closely with the Home smart team, the Data and Analytics teams as well as with other practitioners across the Inter-IKEA group of companies and the IKEA value chain. You guide and support your colleagues and you constructively advise what is needed to enable teams to use data and digital products in an ethical way that conforms with the IKEA digital ethics principles and IKEA values.  

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 planet. It’s with your ability to understand digital technologies and business opportunities in line with IKEA culture and values that you create 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 or just watch this video:  

The world is changing, and the IKEA business is changing with it. For IKEA though, one thing will always remain the same ─ our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Digital Ethicist to work in Core Business Range. Digital ethics is a discipline that critically assesses the 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 Range in the IKEA Digital Ethics Forum and co-create new practices and standards. In this role you will report to our Information Management Manager at IKEA Range and work closely with the Digital Ethics team across Inter IKEA. 


About IKEA  

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us. 

Creating long term success for IKEA, together 

We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people.   

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.  

Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow.   

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About IKEA Information Management (IM) 

IM has the assignment to create value and enable business movements by providing knowledge and support to gain maximum business value from information across the IKEA value chain. To establish and implement the framework for Digital Ethics. To set the standard, methods, and policies for working with information by co-creating, together with our different business' clear governance, ways of working and methods for managing information.   

IM is a growing and is a reasonably new organisation with the ambition of securing quality, connected, available data to the IKEA value chain. We provide the needed competence and deliver the needed supporting tooling. We are working closely every day with our business and product teams that deliver cutting edge, data driven solutions to the many IKEA co-workers.  

Additional Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.  
If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Information Management Manager; [email protected]  
This position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. This is a full-time position (40h/week). Travelling may be required based on business needs. 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 in English the latest by 4th of September. Please note that we are continuously interviewing candidates.
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 Recruiter Nichole Syjueco at [email protected] 

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