Vösendorf: Communication Specialist – Focus on Sustainability & Public Affairs // IKEA

Who you are

We are looking for someone to partner cross-functionally, to build communications plans that support the implementation of the country communication strategy, country growth plan and the execution of the Ingka Retail direction. We are looking for someone who

  • has proven advanced training in strategic communications or equivalent as well as 2 -5 years of experience of both external and internal communication.
  • has strong knowledge of using insights to formulate communication plans and activities to meet IKEA business and receiver needs
  • has up-to-date knowledge of the media landscape (including the latest trends in social media) and digital communication (including Sharepoint), their use and performance measurements.
  • has up to date knowledge of how to lead communication by defining, planning, executing and follow-up communication to relevant stakeholders and to keep our co-workers well informed, engaged and empowered.
  • communicates verbally, visually and in writing in an inspirational way in German and English.
  • assionate about communication as a business enabler.
  • is passionate about communication as a business enabler, passionate about our contribution to society, communication & modern digital retailing trends.
  • has an affinity with creating engaging communication and working with media relations and stakeholder management.
  • is energized by working both independently and interdependently with communication network and cross functions

Your responsibilities

Based on the strategic market communication plan, you drive the implementation and operational communication project support to the market, via Business Partners securing high-quality project support and impactful deliverables. You are to partner cross-functionally (PR and Co-worker communication) to build communications strategies and tactics that support the implementation of the country growth plan and the execution of the Ingka Retail direction.

In this role you will:

  • be responsible to develop different internal and external communication or Public Affairs assignments
  • contribute to the implementation and delivery of the market communication strategy
  • implement and execute media/stakeholder engagement strategies for reactive, proactive and activist communication
  • contribute to the overall positioning movement in the market by leading and driving relevant 360-degree campaigns
  • drive project management of internal and external communication projects, taking a 360° degree perspective and effectively reaching all target groups and effectively using all available channels.
  • execute and implement the local integrated communication plan
  • develop a deep understanding of stakeholder drivers in order to execute Public Affairs activities and plans effectively in the market
  • develop a deep understanding of stakeholder drivers in order to execute Public Affairs activities and plans effectively in the market

About this work area

Our team is the voice of IKEA. We use words, pictures and videos to tell the story about IKEA, to build our brand and inspire people with our offer. We bounce ideas back and forth, we challenge each other and we are crazy passionate about communication. Of course we’re also the ones who make sure to keep all our fellow co-workers informed, engaged and connected in a constantly changing business environment.

Apply now

We welcome all applications and especially applications from people with disabilities as well as from different ethnic backgrounds. Please apply online and don’t forget to attach your motivation letter in German (we think a good and interesting motivation letter often says much more about you than many degrees).

For this fulltime position we offer you a monthly gross salary starting from € 2650,- (on fulltime base). We are willing to pay significantly more depending on experience and qualification with an ALL IN contractual agreement.

Please note that our selection process starts BEFORE the expiration of the removal date and we will complete it as soon as we have found a suitable candidate. Once the selection process is completed, no further applications will be considered.

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