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UX Leader, M&C Digital Transformation

Älmhult, Kronoberg - Ontdek meer over deze locatie Marketing & Communicatie Fulltime

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Company description

IKEA is on a transformation journey, building up the digital capabilities within Marketing & Communication. The focus on our digitalization of Marketing & Communication is to enable effective planning, creation and distribution of impactful content across all channels and markets, all while enabling collaboration with partners and external parties across the globe.

To enable our transformation, we are now looking for UX leader to join our Digital Transformation team within Marketing & Communication.
Do you have a passion for User experience and interaction?

As part of the role, you will be partnering with our M&C project and product teams, to build and deliver outstanding experience in our products. The ideal candidate will set the standards, processes and guidelines for the design of our digital capabilities within the M&C Digital transformation journey.

Job description

Your assignment will include:

  • Provide overall direction, process, guidelines and structure for UX design and test within the M&C digital transformation journey.
  • Apply a structured methodology and lead the UX test activities to support the implementation of digital capabilities.
  • Together with the Product team, lead and execute a discovery work to identify user needs, explore future experiences and turn concepts into products.
  • Defining strong evidenced-based design rationales and communicating and advocating those decisions to a variety of stakeholders and teams.
  • Providing design mentorship to assist in the development of Product UX Designers.
  • Be always updated on macro-trends, creating a strong network with internal and external stakeholders in order to confidently identify and develop effective business opportunities..
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders with in the organisation.


As a person, we see that you are inspired by enabling accessibility, affordability and sustainability. You'll be a master at balancing the needs of the business with the needs of the end-user while producing solutions to different challenges. You are driven to exceed goals.

You are motivated to live and share our IKEA culture and values.

For being successful in this role you need to have:

  • A background in areas such as: interaction design, service design, and product design. Ideally all three.
  • Experience (+5 years) of working in a commercial role, ideally, in a large global organisation.
  • 5+ years of experience working on a human centred design-thinking innovation team.
    • Strong portfolio that showcases your UX test and design work.
    • Understanding industry-standard design tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Invision, Sketch etc.)
  • Leadership experience in changing and complex environments.
  • Understanding of user experience and information hierarchy.
  • Good understanding of IKEA or other global industries is beneficial.
  • Good understanding of Marketing and digital development.
  • Experience of working within transforming and dynamic environment is beneficial.
  • Excellent in English, written and spoken.

More Information

Sounds interesting?

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest 11th of April 2021. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Digital Leader Magdalena Åkerman at Magdalena.akerman1@inter.ikea.com. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Marie Sandman on +46 768545309