You are passionate about technology and digitalization. You feel motivated to be a part of improving IKEA’s digital landscape, to keep learning and to forget the obsolete. To work agile and being open to the change motivates you as well. You get energized by working both independently and interdependently within cross-functional and multi-cultural matrix environment. You share and live the IKEA culture and values.
You are confident in how digital things work. You have a broad outlook in following areas and deeper expertise in some:
• product management and business analysis fundamentals; • software, hardware and infrastructure, being aware of the market trends; • solution architecture, integration and data flows; • intermediate knowledge of IKEA business processes; • IKEA corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people.
Preferably you have experience in Agile working set-up and up-to-date modern environment like cloud platforms and DevOps practices.
As a person you understand the possibilities and boundaries of local digital solutions. You have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build trustful relationships with stakeholders of different seniority levels across the organization as well as technical partners. You demonstrate IKEA leadership skills, especially independent leadership, by using sound judgements to make timely and effective decisions. You actively acquire new knowledge and skills and champion new methods and processes. You understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of digital as an integrated part of the business. You’re ready to work both on higher level overview and digging into details.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY
As a Country Products Specialist you will:
• work with different stakeholders to understand and translate needs into products ideas and features; • contribute to the development and maintenance of products and solutions; • act as a technical expert regarding solutions architecture, integration, data flows and other areas of expertise; • produce all required artifacts and ensure that digital solutions work together and fulfil business needs by collaborating with developers in other countries and in Central Group Digital as well as external vendors; • monitor local technologies and system trends, and evaluate their possible business benefits; • work across initiatives within Ingka Group, steering successful digital product integration and development in the countries that drives IKEA business results.
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
To be the local business partner responsible for Digital, while working as a seamless part of the global Ingka Group Digital organization. Ensure IKEA Digital products and platforms are delivered with excellence to meet the needs of customers and co-workers in order to enhance the whole IKEA shopping experience. To secure effective Information Technology (IT) that supports IKEA business processes by maintaining, developing and supporting reliable, robust and efficient Digital products and platforms. Country Group Digital contributes to the growth of IKEA and improves the customer´s life at home. Country Digital also works together with all functions to ensure co-workers have the Digital tools and capabilities they need to do their best work. Ensure Digital deployments are done with excellence and in coordination with Central Group Digital (Central) and all other country functions