IKEA has decided to become a global leader in the area of smart homes. We are all about meaningful innovation, not creating gadgets. We always start from people’s dreams and needs in life at home, developing an offer that is relevant and affordable for many people. Like everything we do within IKEA, but now in the field of technology!
IKEA Home smart is a new Business Area within the Range & Supply organization, responsible to develop and make the entire IKEA range available to stores and customers all over the world. Within the organizational responsibilities lie the design, development, sourcing, supply, and steering of a unique, competitive, and efficient range of smart products and digital solutions.
As Business Navigator in IKEA Home smart, you have an important role to play in supporting the tactical and operational work and enabling proactive steering. As Business Navigator you will:
Ensure strong performance culture where deviations are detected early and acted upon;
Communicate business results, insights, and recommendations in a clear and inspiring way, making business analysis available and actionable;
Lead fact-based decision-making by being an active business partner giving insights, analytics, scenarios, and recommendations;
Follow up on the implementation of decided actions and support resource planning to secure that the costs are well controlled;
Analyze, prepare, and provide financial and performance reports, evaluations, suggestions for optimization, etc.;
Be an ambassador for common ways of working and secure that we work according to our financial and Business navigation guidelines and principles.
We are looking for a person who is highly motivated, decisive, and analytical, with a strong drive to reach results. You need to be able to dig into details but still have the ability to understand how decisions and processes impact the totality. You have a service-minded approach and the ability to create confidence and build relations on all levels. You take initiative, contribute with your own ideas, and have the courage to question and challenge. As part of a continuously developing organization, you must be able to adapt to change.
You have a Bachelor's degree or corresponding knowledge in relevant areas (e.g. Business Administration and/or controlling). You have at least five years of business controlling experience preferably from working in a larger organization and/or IT organization. You have good knowledge of the Microsoft Office package, especially Excel. You are a good communicator and as English is our corporate language, the ability to express yourself in English is a prerequisite.
We see that you have strong motivations in the following areas:
Passionate about creating a great user experience and innovations in the area of smart homes;
Energetic and committed to delivering results in a high-paced environment;
Solution-oriented team player;
Experienced and motivated in working in a rapidly changing environment.
High entrepreneurial drive: Stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists, always striving to develop better products and solutions.
Strongly preferred competencies and experiences:
Experience in the industry/market of the Internet of Things;
Capability in developing products/solutions including software and electronics;
Knowledge of digital solutions and digital interfaces for consumer products;
Capability in agile development methods of products/solutions.
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund, and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact email@example.com. If you have any questions about the role please contact Alexandre Oliveira via firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to your application! Please submit your CV and motivational letter in English by 12th August. We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!
At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home.
IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is based in Älmhult – the heart of IKEA and the center of IKEA range development.