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Operational Risk Management Leader, IKEA Taastrup (Head Office)

Taastrup, Region Hovedstaden - Esplora la località Risk & Compliance

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Who you are

You are motivated by working with internal processes and proactively handling business risk. You are an excellent communicator and manage to make well-balanced decisions taking different business, people, and ethical perspectives into consideration. As a Risk and Compliance person, you like to lead by example, cooperate cross-functionally, and have an eagerness to do right. You have a structured methodology when it comes to analyzing and identifying rules and procedures both internally and from a legal perspective, and by that creating a holistic risk-based approach.

To become one of us, you need to be yourself. We are looking for a team player who has the willingness to drive change and implement new ways of working. You have a thorough knowledge of how to assess and mitigate risks in a business environment, along with an in-depth understanding of how to set up a plan or framework for programmers and work structures to meet the standards set by government laws and regulations as well as internal IKEA policies.

We additionally prefer that you have;
• University-level education or proven knowledge within risk management. Minimum 3 years of experience, preferably in the field of risk management and/or business operations.
• Excellent stakeholder management skills: good communication, active listening, and influencing skills.
• Come from a retail-oriented risk operation.

Your responsibilities

As IKEA Denmark’s Operational Risk Management Leader you will ensure compliance and proactiveness by making sure that priorities are well accepted and understood by the business stakeholders, ensuring risks are identified, assessed, and treated, and by doing so, safeguarding our co-workers, customer, assets, and the IKEA brand.

Your assignments will be varied, and will entail – but not be limited to:
• Support the delivery of the new ERM risk management framework and facilitate its continuous application, operation, and improvement.
• Ensure IKEA’s strategic risk register is continuously updated and maintained, ensuring an accurate and up-to-date representation of the organization's risk profile.
• Conduct and facilitate tactical and operational risk assessment, develop, and monitor risk mitigation.
• Create country-specific operational risk and compliance insights to identify and act on risks and business opportunities.
• Partner up with the business to deliver subject matter expertise and guidance to provide support and secure operational excellence throughout the country.
• Secure the right competence and knowledge in units and country organizations by facilitating learning activities and competence networks.
• Lead and inspire a risk and compliance performance mindset, raise risk awareness, and promote a risk culture and thereby supporting growth and maximization of business value.

Together as a team

You will be part of a team of 3 at the Service Office (Head Office in Denmark) and also work closely together with stakeholders in IKEA Denmark’s units. We are therefore a diverse group of people who work together to protect and strengthen the INGKA/IKEA brand and business through our focus on risk management, compliance, business operations, health, and safety. Thanks to our efforts, co-workers, visitors, and customers can feel safe, and we increase our chances of business success.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

If you have questions about the role, please contact Lena Vandal – Country Risk and Compliance Manager

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Recruiter Mette Forsberg at

Please notice that we do not receive applications any other way than through our recruitment system.

We have an ongoing interview process and reserve the right to close the job when we have received enough qualified candidates.


• The position is on average 37 hours per week on an individual contract. Overtime is reflected in the salary.
• It will be possible to work both from home and in the office.
• Salary within IKEA’s salary policy based on your competencies and including pension.
• We have various benefits such as Health insurance, massage, canteen, staff discount, discounts club with external partners, yearly gift and bonus.
• Start date: 1st of November 2022 or soon as possible.
• Apply no later than the 12th of October 2022.