Communication Manager | Inter IKEA Digital – IKEA Shared Data & Technology

  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

About us

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. 

We are now establishing a new IKEA Shared Data & Technology organization as part of developing our digital capabilities. This organization will be built up together with existing co-workers, recruitments and establishing and developing partnerships over the coming years. It is now an opportunity to join us and be part of and leading this development journey. Our data & technology capabilities that are common across Inter IKEA group will be kept together and organized in the IKEA Shared data & technology organization. The organization will be based mainly in southern part of Sweden and in Delft, Netherlands.

Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally

At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.

Job Description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. Come see things a little differently with us.

About you

We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.

We will be doing some amazing things at IKEA Shared Data & Technology; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong leader able to inspire and mobilize people towards clearly set objectives. We believe you are passionate about communication as a business enabler and tactical tool to lead business and people and to drive engagement. We believe you have an extensive knowledge and understanding of working with business and communication planning and execution, and an understanding of how communication supports and increases the impact of a business agenda.

We are looking for a visionary, pragmatic and adaptable leader with strong willpower. You are curious and able to build trustful relationships and networks with stakeholders, business partners and franchisees. You have the capability to navigate and lead business and people in a complex, ambiguous and fast-changing business and technology environment.

The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website or just watch this video:

The assignment is to develop, execute and follow up business goals in line with our people, sustainability and quality strategies.


About the job

We need a business-oriented Communication manager to join our amazing team! With your broad knowledge, clear leadership you will be a big contributor creating the foundation around direction, how to get there and movements, the way forward together across IKEA! Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board! 

In this role you will be a part of a network of expertise and lead and work closely together with peers across the totality of Inter IKEA and across IKEA to strengthen and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer and a protected IKEA Brand. Together you will be key contributor in demonstrating the business value enabled by development of digital capabilities through our core business processes.

In this role you will report to our IKEA shared data & technology manager and work closely with the Communication leader Inter IKEA Group digital to lead towards uniformity and commonality. You will empower talents in your own area by securing a competent and high performing communication team. You will work towards creating prerequisites for an inclusive, transparent and organisational interdependent communication flow through continuous sharing and dialogue and easy access to latest information. You will further contribute to increased understanding and learning by involving and sharing good and relevant examples of development –recognising people and deliverables. You will enable movements by bringing people on the journey in a step by step approach.

Additional Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

This position is full time and is located in Malmö, Sweden. Travels, mainly to Netherlands, will be required. 

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Pascal Pauwels ([email protected]) IKEA Shared Data & technology Manager or Caroline Ramstedt ([email protected]) Communication leader Inter IKEA Digital. You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! 

Please send your application – CV and motivation – latest 23 June and tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. We look forward to be receiving your application!

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