Are you a commercial lawyer who wants to work as part of Ingka Group Legal and Governance, part of Ingka Group, the biggest IKEA franchisee accounting for more than 90% of IKEA sales globally? Do you want to help us bring IKEA to the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world in store and online? If so, and you have a strong background in negotiating contracts across the broadest range of products and services, then this role could be perfect for you.
The role is based in Malmö and reports into Steven Whyte, our Legal Counsel Manager. You would be working with his growing team which also supports certain procurement categories as well as Group Digital, Development and Innovation and whatever else comes our way!
We’re looking for a qualified lawyer who:
• has experience focused on drafting, negotiating and interpreting a broad range of commercial agreements; • is highly organised with the ability to manage simultaneous projects, prioritise and manage work consistent with Ingka Group’s business objectives and requirements; • has experience of working with (and implementing) SAP Ariba (not essential but would be an advantage); • has solid legal qualifications and experience; • is fluent in English – you must be able to write and negotiate contracts in English (it’s our business language); • is a strong communicator and negotiator and has the ability to work with and influence management; • is approachable and adaptable to ensure good interaction and collaboration as we are an international, diverse and inclusive business with people from all walks of life and backgrounds; • is proactive and an all-rounder, able to take instructions and support others as well as working both independently and in close co-operation with co-workers around the world; • resonates with IKEA values; and • wants to work for a leading, global brand that is excited about the future and all the opportunities that lie ahead.
As Legal Counsel with a focus on procurement you will primarily work with Group Procurement, Ingka’s global procurement function. By working closely with Group Procurement, we can do better business and make a significant impact on growth, profitability and sustainability.
• provide commercial, contractual and negotiation expertise for the procurement of indirect products and services; • draft, review and interpret a broad range of commercial agreements; • collaborate with and advise internal stakeholders on agreement drafting, risk assessment mitigation and legal liabilities associated with different matters; • safeguard that Ingka Group policies, requirements and principles are fully complied with when negotiating commercial agreements • help coordinate the legal global support for the Group Procurement function, identifying, developing and implementing good ways of working and effective processes, ensuring synergy across all sourcing categories; • contribute to internal knowledge development and knowledge transfer within Ingka Group, including legal processes such as creation of templates, playbooks, trainings and sharing good practices worldwide; • recommend and assist in developing risk-management processes and procedures for the entire contract lifecycle; • have close collaboration with the legal teams in all Ingka Group markets; and support the global implementation of a contract solution across the organization, including discussing and agreeing upon legal deviations on the global templates (based on local legal requirements).
Ingka has an entrepreneurial spirit and is fast paced, with a million things going on at once, so the role requires flexibility, agility and the ability to prioritise (and re-prioritise!) but “tillsammans” (Swedish for togetherness) is key and makes Ingka a highly collaborative, supportive and positive place to work.
QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!
If you have questions regarding the role, please reach out to Steven Whyte at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Sofie Skarlöv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send in your application, consisting of a CV and a cover letter named after the specific position, as soon as possible, but latest 2nd of December. We’re looking forward to getting to know you soon!