At Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make that vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success.
We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people.
We are looking for a positive team player who is passionate about creating value in an omnichannel environment. Ideally you have 2 to 5 years of solid work experience from leading global and organisation-wide assignments connected to roadmaps, strategic and tactical plans and portfolio management in an agile setting. You have a holistic understanding of IT Delivery & Operations, including developing, integrating, running and supporting IT solutions.
You are a self-starter that shows initiative and takes responsibility and you are motivated by working together with other people towards a defined goal. You enjoy working on a strategical and tactical level, while keeping things simple and at the same time you have a pragmatic approach, focused on making things happen. We believe that you are someone who can build relationships and navigate complexity well. You enjoy working in a high paced environment and you have a proven ability to bring structure to a difficult setting.
We believe you are motivated by working and winning with the team seeing challenges as an opportunity for personal development. You are experienced in driving digital development and deployment and you have a high level of English proficiency, both verbal and written.
Our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people, influences everything we do. It is a vision that lives in the everyday efforts of all co-workers, all over the world.
Fulfilling the IKEA vision requires a strong, efficient, and sustainable business setup. That is why it is built on a franchise system. The IKEA Franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., is the worldwide owner of the IKEA Concept and has the responsibility to ensure that the IKEA Concept stays attractive and competitive while enabling growth and a profitable business for IKEA franchisees.
Retail Operation Solutions & Support (ROSS) is an integral part of Core Business Franchise and consists of a team of people with passion for retail and competence in business and technology. We are moving into a new chapter with an ambition to provide IKEA retailers with a set of digital products and services that are integrated into IKEA value chain and supporting the omnichannel IKEA Concept. We call this the Retail Package and it covers key capabilities for retail operations.
Take time to explore the IKEA Franchise system here, and read more about us here.
About the role
As a Planning Leader, you will lead the internal planning of the Retail Package connected to the roadmap, strategic and tactical plans and portfolio management. One of your primary responsibilities is to ensure total planning overview of projects, deployments and developments as well as to bring in relevant input from initiatives across Inter IKEA Group related to the Retail Package.
You have the responsibility to provide information and advice for business decisions within and across the organization to optimize portfolio and roadmaps. You will lead the action planning process and action planning follow up in collaboration with the Portfolio Leader. To steer the Retail Package through the strategic landscape, taking lead in fact-based decision-making and supporting with tools, insights and recommendations will be a large part of your scope as well as to support the decision process of phasing in and out products.
In order to strengthen and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer, you will work closely together with peers across the totality of IKEA.
At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.
This is a full-time role (40 hours per week) located in Malmö, Sweden. You will report to the Business Operations Manager in ROSS.
27 May, 2022, is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation – in English and let us know why you would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!