Range Design Leader - KBA

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

The product range is our identity and in Range & Product Design is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision - To create a better everyday life for the many people. Range & Product Development is part of IKEA Range & Supply where we enable outstanding customer value through world class capabilities in design, engineering, innovation and range and product management.

Job Description

In this role you will be a part of the Range & Product Design function within the business area Kitchen, Bathroom & Appliances. Together with colleagues in your function you will contribute to planning and developing a product range fulfilling the needs and dreams of the many people.

You will work in a Range & Product team for our Bathroom business where you, together with a group of other leaders, will lead, plan and ensure that the range and products deliver to the objectives and goals identified in our strategies and business needs, throughout the entire lifecycle.

As a Range Design Leader your focus will be both to lead the exploration and building of the future product range and manage the range plan for your assigned area. This plan should contribute to growing the business by creating a complete, relevant, and unique offer, at the same time being a cohesive part of the total range offer at IKEA delivering to better homes for the many people. Together with all members of the Range and Product team you will plan and create preconditions for the product development teams to develop better products.

Key responsibilities to highlight: 
•    With a unique focus on the whole bathroom, develop the Range plan on a tactical level over the nominal 1-to-3-year time horizon. 
•    Contribute to the development of the Home Furnishing Business plan (HFB Plan)
•    Contribute with functional expertise in operational work with the running range
•    Lead with a focus on consumer and trends insights and identify how to deliver to strategic business needs and fulfil the dreams of our customers   
•    Alignment and coaching in and across development projects
•    Cross HFB coordination to create complete better home solutions
•    Work with KBA development teams, innovation teams and product development centers.  

Qualifications

You have deep knowledge and proven experience in building and maintaining a product range portfolio. Adept at understanding research, identifying insights and growth opportunities. You can create briefs and value propositions for the product development teams and designers to effectively create products in the IKEA’s design and identity styles. We believe that you have a University Degree in design, product portfolio management or an equivalent.

You understand how to use the full value chain to create preconditions for development that will reach all the dimensions of the IKEA Democratic Design approach. Furthermore, you have home furnishing and interior design knowledge to be able to bring it all together to create better homes for our customers. 

You find motivation in bringing out the best in people, based on a track record of direct or indirect leadership. To create trustful network and relationship you lead through visual communication and daring to challenge. You have the interest and ability to coach team members during the product development journey to unleash their own creativity. It is important that you enjoy working with both people and products.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Hiring Manager Ian Thompson, [email protected] or the recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist +46766113408. 

Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English. The last day to send in your application is 19 of May 2021.
 

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