Communication Leader + Communication Specialist Range & Product Communication, Marketing & Communication

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden, a core business within Inter IKEA group,
We are on an exciting journey the years to come and all of us need to be better than ever! We will strengthen the core of what we do at IKEA of Sweden, and Marketing & Communication is one of these areas. Marketing & Communication focuses on strategic development of the IKEA product and range marketing and communication, brand building communication as well as communication to the many people inside and outside of IKEA.

Range & Product Communication
Range & Product Communication is a think tank and a laboratory. We take needs and ideas and boil them down to solutions. We are visionaries and pragmatists at the same time. Knowledgeable within most types of communication, but experts in making it scalable and ready for large-volume production. We look upon communication content production like Ingvar Kamprad looked upon furniture design; anyone can design a beautiful but expensive desk, but not everyone can make it good, functional – and affordable. That’s why we develop guidelines, methods, tools, processes and ways of working to reach the highest quality and impact – at lowest cost.  

We are now on the lookout for Communication Leaders and Communication Specialists to join the Visual Area of Expertise Team in Range & Product Communication.

Job Description

Communication Leader 

Job Description
As a Communication Leader in the Visual Area of Expertise team, you lead the development of visual range and product communication, which includes pictures, films, symbols, illustrations etc. This job requires that you actively identify and define range and product communication needs and translate them into developments in the visual communication asset portfolio. You also lead the development and maintenance of communication asset guidelines, requirements, trainings, working methods and tools to secure efficiency, consistency and quality in large-scale communication content ordering and production.

In this role, you also actively evaluate and define needs in terms of digital capabilities to simplify processes and workflows and to improve the quality of our deliveries. Similarly, you contribute and secure range and product communication perspectives in the digital transformation of the IKEA system landscape.

Qualifications
To perform in this role, we believe that you…

  • Have a strong drive and solid project leadership skills, with experience from leading initiatives and projects in customer-facing communication.
  • Have experience in defining communication needs for digital channels, as well as for other customer meeting points, with an in-depth understanding of visual communication content requirements.
  • Are well-familiar with the IKEA Range & Product communication asset portfolio, and how the different assets interact in the IKEA customer meeting points.
  • Are result-oriented with a methodical, structured and efficient approach, with the ability to analyse findings, put them into perspective and draw fact-based conclusions.
  • Bring clarity and simplicity to complex topics, and to turn strategic and tactical input into actionable measures.
  • Are open to change, and inspire others to see possibilities and opportunities, with a positive mindset and a drive to continuously improve and develop.
  • Have great collaboration and networking skills, and you easily build strong and trusting relationships with others. 
  • Are passionate about digitalisation and understand the opportunities it brings.
  • Understand the IKEA business model, business plan process and strategic landscape as well as the product development process. You are also well familiar with IKEA ways of working and a true ambassador of the IKEA culture and values. 
  • Are fluent in both spoken and written English.

Communication Specialist

Job Description
As a Communication Specialist in the Visual Area of Expertise team, you analyse and align business priorities and translate them into relevant visual communication needs. You define and develop visual communication assets such as films, pictures, illustrations etc that meet the defined needs. Furthermore, you specifically lead the development of new and maintenance of existing communication asset templates that lay the foundation for ordering and producing high volumes of visual communication content.

You develop and maintain communication asset guidelines, trainings, working methods and tools, to secure consistency and alignment in large-scale communication content ordering and production. You follow up on the implementation to identify and act on needs to improve and optimise the communication assets, and the related guidelines, trainings, working methods and tools. In addition, you support your communication colleagues in different parts of the organisation, with coaching and guidance in the range and product communication portfolio and working methods.

Qualifications
To perform in this role, we believe that you…

  • Are a strong communicator with proven experience in analysing communication needs, as well as in defining solutions that deliver to the needs.
  • Are genuinely motivated by always securing a great meeting with the customer through relevant and strong communication solutions.
  • Are well-familiar with the IKEA Range & Product communication asset portfolio, and how the different assets interact in the IKEA customer meeting points.
  • Are methodical, structured and analytical, with the ability to identify synergies and patterns and draw systematic and fact-based conclusions. You pay great attention to detail, still, you have the ability put your findings into perspective, with a holistic view on communication.
  • Are open to change, and inspire others to see possibilities and opportunities, with a positive mindset and a drive to continuously improve and develop.
  • Have great collaboration and networking skills, and enjoy supporting others by sharing your knowledge and experience. 
  • Are curious about digitalisation and how it can improve and simplify our ways of working.
  • Understand the IKEA business model, business plan process and strategic landscape as well as the product development process. You are also well familiar with IKEA ways of working and a true ambassador of the IKEA culture and values. 
  • Are fluent in both spoken and written English.

Additional Information

Sounds interesting? 

Please send us your CV and letter of motivation in English by April 11th, 2021 at the latest. Kindly let us know which role you are interested in and why you would be a good fit for this role under “Message to hiring manager”. We will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. 

If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to contact Jenny Odenmo, Area of Expertise Manager ([email protected]). If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Marie Sandman on +46 768 545 309. 

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