At the heart of our business are people. We create a better everyday life together by living our shared values and safeguarding our unique culture. To create an inspiring IKEA experience we need to make sure our co-workers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way.
The purpose of the People and Culture function is to secure the competence and organisation to reach our business ambitions.
To succeed, we are focusing on three movements:
1. People choose IKEA for what we stand for
2. Engaged IKEA people with customers at heart
3. A modern, lean and agile IKEA fit for growth
WHO YOU ARE
As a person you are passionate about people, their rights and wellbeing. You have engagement and commitment to develop the business and deliver business results by optimising performance through people. You act as an ambassador for the IKEA culture and values and enjoy working in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional environment.
You have expertise of legislation regarding resolving disputes between IKEA and other corporate and civil parties and the rights and obligations of co-workers and employers. You are fully equipped to mediate the relationship between workers, employing entities, trade unions and the government. You have full overview about fair trading and consumer protection laws and how to deal with related cases and how to create, implement and follow up on rules and practices that ensure accountability, compliance, fairness and transparency within IKEA.
You know how to work independently, take own initiatives and responsibility. You express ideas and opinions effectively – with ability to influence and inspire. You demonstrate deep knowledge of the IKEA corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people, to ensure right representation.
For this role we believe you need to have proven record of developing people and organisations, minimum of 4 years of HR experience, 2 year experience in Co-worker Relations and experience from a global matrix organisation and/or participating in global projects.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY
In the role as Co-worker Relations Manager, you are responsible for leading the overall country co-worker relations strategy and follow up together with the organisation upholding our global Co-worker relations principles and code of conduct. You are responsible for securing the conditions for an engaging and healthy working environment where co-workers develop and perform.
You are a strong contributor to the country People & Culture management team and partner with unit People & Culture Managers.
Ensure the relevant global people policies and standards are fully supported by the management team, implemented across the country and lived up to (e.g. Code of Conduct, co-worker relations principles)
Establish and foster an ongoing open dialogue with co-workers, their associations and other organisations, contributing to successful negotiations with co-workers council/labour union.
Lead the development of country HR policies and procedures in line with employment law compliance and secure implementation and follow up
Contribute expertise to leadership development in relation to co-worker relations, behaviours and trust throughout the organisation.
Lead the I Share process on country level.
Lead and develop the problem resolution process on country level, securing consistent execution and follow-up, and secure analysis of root causes.
Protect IKEA as an employer from potential threats by implementing and following a common way of managing labour issues on country level.
Identify, evaluate and monitor actual and potential labour issues evolving internally or externally that could create significant risks for IKEA.
Lead and follow up on IKEAs employment standards and compliance in all units
Lead and develop the health and wellbeing framework