• Commercial business knowledge and cross-functional understanding of how IKEA operates. • Good understanding of IKEA’s strategic landscape and direction • Good understanding of data science, new technologies, analytics and their wide ranging application in business context • Good knowledge of the IKEA Concept, the IKEA Brand Identity and the IKEA culture & Values • In-depth knowledge of IKEA business tools, processes and cycles
• Provide country management with information, analysis and expert insight to support, challenge and steer the country towards growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability. • Provide accurate, timely and relevant business information and expertise to the necessary target groups in a way which inspires and engages them to take meaningful decisions and actions to achieve the goals • Partner with the units in their financial performance and be responsible for the subsequent country financial submission to global retail business navigation • Have a full overview of the P&L and take responsibility for specific lines of the country P&L supporting challenging and steering the units and central functions to achieve their goals in these areas • Contribute functional expertise to the country pricing process to maximise commercial opportunities and achieve country gross margin goals • Identify and actively pursue business opportunities as they arise • Work, and follow up with, appropriate partners in units and SO functions to secure the effective implementation of tools, processes and best practice to secure the customer experience and the strong retail foundation. • Carry out functional reviews and support the units in improving their functional review outcomes in order to achieve growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability and to improve competence and the customer experience • Secure the performance measurement and support to improve performance of the major KPI’s by being close to operations such as organizing workshop for business improvement, benchmark activities etc.
We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better!