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Product Specialist - R&D, IFS ESG



Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. We deliver award-winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we're flexible, we're innovative, and we're focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society's greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We're looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we'll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS

Job Description

We, IFS ESG team lookouts for dynamic and open-minded individuals to join us as Product Specialist to work on ESG-related product development.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with the entire suite of IFS Cloud offerings, with a primary focus on Sustainability and ESG , in a new product area aimed at ESG disclosures, and promoting sustainability across existing product areas. ESG, by its nature, is cross functional, covering all areas of IFS Cloud, from HCM for social metrics to Supply Chain for transportation emissions, and Procurement for understanding suppliers, among many others. The product is in an incubation phase giving the opportunity work on iterative product development consistent with a customer centric approach.

This is truly a cross-functional role with projects touching any area of the product or several areas of the product which have impact on Sustainability and ESG. The potential for growth is limited only by your attitude, ambition, and talent.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the R&D lifecycle of our products via requirement analysis, functional designing, testing, documentation, and R&D support.
  • Assist the program manager with estimates and clear design documentation for new features and enhancements.
  • Work closely with Software Engineering Managers and Program Managers to ensure continuous delivery of our software products.
  • Collaborate with and proactively share ESG knowledge, guide, and train colleagues.
  • Contribute to improvements in IFS products, services, and processes by actively engaging with colleagues, requirement owners and other stakeholders.
  • Build ESG knowledge and expertise
  • Work with the ESG team to translate ESG knowledge into product development requirements
  • Build IFS Cloud knowledge and expertise to uncover, and extract ESG related data, metrics and KPI’s
  • Build ESG knowledge on GRI, SASB and ESRS to create a database of ESG KPI’s


  • University degree or equivalent professional qualifications in sustainability
  • Previous experience in ESG and Sustainabiltiy
  • Previous experience in Software Development
  • Analytical and Reporting skills (Power BI) would be a plus

You are:

  • Tenacious, with a passion to get the job done
  • Ability to link process to technology and contribute towards product direction
  • Desire to learn new areas, find ways to improve and do things smarter
  • Very good communication and presentation skills along with the ability to apply expertise and technology to achieve work objectives.
  • Competent and experienced in documentation, presentation and training

Additional Information

Interviews and selections are being made continuously. If you are interested, apply as soon as possible.

As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get us an understanding of our future employees.

We respectfully decline all offers of recruitment and/or advertising assistance.

IFS Fact
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.