Forestry and Wood Supply Specialist, IKEA Purchasing Services (Czech Republic) s.r.o

Job Location:

Prague, Czech Republic

Job Description:

Job Description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

Position can be based in Prague, Malacky or Warsaw (on agreement).

About you

  • At least 5 years in Forestry and/or wood industry and related degree (Forestry or Wood Technology);
  • Fluent Czech/Slovak and English;
  • Good understanding of the local and national legislation in forestry related areas;
  • Good understanding of forest management, timber trade and wood processing;
  • Knowledge of Forest management and Chain of Custody certification; 
  • Knowledge of furniture value chain organization and processes, understanding of cost drivers across value chain; 
  • Self-driven with a “hands on” approach to his/her/team work;
  • Analytical, methodical, well-structured and able to make, present and argue his/her judgement;
  • Willingness and ability to share knowledge with other co-workers,
  • Desire to find and implement sustainable solutions into the business;
  •  Excellent communicator, both verbal and written, assertive.

About the job

  • Support business teams in the development of their action plans to meet the Forestry and Wood Supply goals and priorities.
  • Provide support, training and assistance to suppliers and co-workers in forestry and wood supply  requirements. 
  • Work with business teams and suppliers to identify and eliminate forestry related risk from the supply chain.
  • Support business teams in assessment of potential new suppliers and supply chains to comply with IKEA requirements.
  • Support suppliers in their implementation of Forestry standards and wood procurement routines and making it integral part of their management systems.
  • Plan and perform Initial Forestry Assessments, Forestry and Supply Chain audits and follow up audit results and report.
  • Together with Global Forestry Manager develop and manage forestry projects with external partners.
  • Create motivation and inspire suppliers and business teams to continuously identify the wood supply and Forestry related business opportunities.
  • Support business teams with the forest tracing survey (FTS).
  • Collect, analyse and make available for IKEA the information about forest resources, forest legislation, forest industry and stakeholders, prices etc, contribute to the market intelligence report.
  • Establish and maintain relations with forestry authorities, relevant local NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Position requires travelling up to 50% of working time

Why will you enjoy working with us?

  • You will work in a company that is successful and favorite among people
  • You will meet the same optimists like you on daily basis
  • You will have a good feeling about your job because it makes sense
  • You will have 5 weeks of deserved holiday
  • You will work in a cozy working environment in Zličín offices

How is it to work in IKEA?

  • Attitude towards our colleagues is very simple – honest and frank employees always get a chance to grow both in their personal and career life in a way so all of us can contribute to better every day life for us and for our customers
  • We do not intend to only fill in the positions here – we want to accept unique personalities who will share our values
  • We listen to our colleagues, we understand their needs and we support their ambitions and skills
  • We offer a possibility to work in a fast growing company and in an environment where people and togetherness are the main values

About the company

IKEA Purchasing Services s r.o. is a purchasing organization which ensures both purchasing of material from suppliers located in Europe and distribution into retail stores IKEA worldwide, or distribution of components directly to suppliers.

Job Requirements:



Additional Information

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR Generalist Jana Markova at +420 235 006 222.

The recruitment will take place continuously so please send in your application in English as soon as possible.  We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact Information:

Contact: Human Resources
Inter IKEA Group


December 29, 2017
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