Sales & Development Leader

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

You see things a little differently. We put togetherness at the heart of everything we do. Come and see things a little differently with us.

IKEA Älmhult AB is part of the Inter IKEA group of companies and an independent entity from the three core businesses Franchise, Range and Supply in Sweden.

Älmhult is the heart of IKEA. This is where IKEA started and where we want to continue to develop together with the municipality. With a unique role to support the positioning of “IKEA in Älmhult”, IKEA Älmhult AB works to secure the development of Älmhult as an attractive and great place to work, live and visit, today and tomorrow. Beside this IKEA Älmhult AB has a number of Inter IKEA Group service assignments in Sweden and is the Holding company for IKEA Hotell, IKEA Museum and IKEA Property.
Our company group plays a key role in strengthening the IKEA brand and creating conditions for Älmhult to be a great place where I choose to work, live and visit and we are now looking for you who want to join us on the journey.

IKEA Hotell is primarily a business hotel with 254 hotel rooms, 5 meeting rooms, large common areas, gym and a full-service restaurant. IKEA Hotell plays a vital role when visiting and experiencing IKEA in Älmhult. The hotel contributes to strengthening the IKEA brand and is a main contributor to the Work, Live, Visit programme – where the assignment to develop Destination IKEA in Älmhult sits.

Job Description

In the role as Sales & Development Leader you will take lead in our work  to make IKEA in Älmhult an even more attractive destination at the same time as you actively work with sales- and marketing activities supporting our great offer within the  Hotell.

Your main assignments:

  • Lead the creation of the destination plan for IKEA in Älmhult including defining and executing key actions and activitities
  • Lead and coach contributing project-members in the development and execution of the plan
  • Connect and align with relevant contributors and partners within IKEA as well as external stakeholders
  • Lead and execute sales, communication and marketing activities at the IKEA Hotell

You will be part of many internal and external forums and stakeholder management is a vital part of the job. You will be a key contributor in securing that even more of the many people get inspired and excited about the Hotell and about IKEA in Älmhult and you will be an important player in the management team of the Hotell


We are looking for someone who is passionate about and has strategic experience from destination management, service and the hospitality business. Through an entrepreneurial and curios approach and with a passion to lead in the unknown, you create movements and deliver results based on set strategies and plans. You are great in building relationships on all levels as well as experienced in working across functional teams and organizations. As a leader you have strong management and leadership in line with IKEA Culture & Values and create an open and inclusive environment in your organization.

Additional Information

The position is permanent on full time and is located in Älmhult, Sweden. If you have any questions regarding the role you are welcome to contact Managing Director IKEA Hotell, Malin Lundgren at [email protected] or Programme Manager Work Live Visit, Mattias Lindqvist at [email protected]

Questions regarding the recruitment, please contact People & Culture Leader, Heléna Persson at [email protected]

Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis so don´t hesitate to apply today, and no later than 15th of January, 2021.  

Inter IKEA Group consists of three core businesses and comprises over 70 companies in 30 different countries and has around 28,000 co-workers that together with other IKEA colleagues work to fulfil the IKEA vision: To create a better everyday life for the many people.

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