Range Design Leader - BA TESEC
- Älmhult, Sweden
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 Design is part of Range & Product Development in Inter IKEA where we enable an outstanding customer value through world class capabilities in design, engineering, innovation and range and product management to strengthen all parts of democratic design.
Business Area Tesec consists of Textiles and Collections. In BA Tesec we are a group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing and making the impossible possible. We come from all over the world, but we share an inspiring vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”.
We offer our customers vitality and newness, making sure we offer beautiful and functional solutions that are relevant in time and price. We work with democratic design to enable innovation and healthy and sustainable solutions. Everything we do is based on a spirit of togetherness and enthusiasm, and now we are looking for someone who share our positive attitude and values.
Do you have a passion for home furnishings and creating a great offer? Are you inspired by people’s real life at home? Are you motivated by reaching more of the many people through a desirable and affordable range offer? Are you interested in leading and planning range development together with a committed team, delivering into set business goals?
Right now we are looking for a Range Design Leader for our Business Area (BA) Tesec (Textiles & Collections)
In this role you will be a part of the Range & Product Design function within Business Area Tesec. 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 the home textiles and rugs businesses where you, together with a group of other leaders, will lead, plan and ensure that the range and products deliver to set objectives and goals in connection to strategies and business plans, throughout the entire lifecycle end to end.
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 create preconditions for the product development teams to develop better products.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating a range plan, ensuring that our tactics and range movements are commercial and lives up to the IKEA vision
Create preconditions for the product development teams by engaging, inspiring and coaching the product developers
Coordinating the range across the total IKEA offer making sure it delivers to a complete better home solution
Transforming trends, knowledge and insights to actions on range level
Securing that the color, pattern and materials we use, delivers to the IKEA identity and direction
You have deep knowledge and proven experience in product development/design and in building and maintaining a Product range portfolio. We believe that you have a University Degree in design or equivalent. You understand how to use the full IKEA value chain, creating preconditions for development that will reach all the dimensions of our Democratic Design. Furthermore, you have both a deep and proven knowledge in home furnishing and interior design to create better homes, as well as knowledge in what good looks like from an IKEA style and identity point of view.
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 dare to challenge in turning knowledge of life and home into insights and action. 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.
Does this sound like your next challenge?
Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation by the latest 18th of May.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Ina Tidbeck Sjöblom, Range & Product Design manager at BA Tesec. For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruiter Christina Appelqvist +46766-113408
We are looking forward to your application!
Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in EnglishWe are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!