Business Navigator - IPIM

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. We are here to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That is our promise, and we do this every day with great passion and energy.

The range is our identity, and the product information is an essential part of the IKEA Concept. New technology is changing behavior and the demands for new ways to interact and share real-time insights are essential for continuous growth. The goal of the IKEA Product Information Management (IPIM) programme is to create a foundation that enables a digital ecosystem with the IKEA range at its heart. It means exploring and designing how data – about and around our products – is created and captured, how it is distributed and made available.

It is also about how co-workers, suppliers, customers and third parties can interact with it in all aspects. IPIM is a programme that covers the whole IKEA value chain and all IKEA retailers.

Right now, we are looking for a Business navigator – IPIM 

Job Description

As Business Navigator you will work closely with your Business Navigation- and delivery Team, Function Managers and Project Leaders and you report to the Planning manager. You take lead and support the overall planning and steering of current and future development, goal setting activities and interpretation of the results and progress of the IPIM programme portfolio in relation to our goals and agreed plans.

You will act as adviser and sparring partner, providing support related to the defined scope in relation to our portfolio. Manage communication to key stakeholders from a cost perspective of business, competence and data and technology. 

You will support the forecasting of the programme and support the initiatives and you will initiate, lead and participate in improvements and ad hoc activities in the project portfolio overall. You will, among other assignments support the planning process, where resources, competence and funding are connected. Support & lead the process to define relevant and challenging programmed goals.

You will lead, challenge and support performance management, develop, set and follow up OKRs, assist with corrective actions and support optimization of efficiency. 
Furthermore, you will strengthen the proactive planning in a structured way, identify risks and make conscious decisions about mitigations and safeguard legal requirements and support in contract management.

As the role develops and the programme matures, the responsibility may be extended to include more involvement in the projects and the programme development. This position will be placed in Älmhult, Sweden


We are looking for a goal-oriented team player with the ability to implement, deliver results and follow up. Leadership capability, the ability to create clarity, and strong analytical skills is a must together with a holistic view and an eye for detail. This together with communication skills to be able to reach out with your message regardless of the topics and audience.

You have proven experience and knowledge in:
•    IKEA business model, strategic landscape and IKEA ways of working.
•    Business navigation and business analytics, with an end-to-end value chain approach.
•    Data visualization, communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
•    Data analytics and creating insights on strategic, tactical and operational level.
•    Establishing and maintaining good relations and collaborations with all relevant stakeholders.

To get to the core questions you take on an inquisitive and analytical approach. When you communicate and explain new ideas they can easily be understood, and we want you to have the ability to see the big picture combined with an eye for details.

To be successful in this position you need to be part of building the new setup for IPIM and working in the unknown. Have a genuine interest in both business and  data& technology  and are able to translate financial management on strategic/tactical level. You are curious, eager to find better ways and committed to avoid manual work whenever possible and you work proactively and take initiative to find new solutions and optimize the existing ones.

You are flexible and used to handling changes and you get motivated by simplifying complex issues and striving to improve efficiency and business potentials by creating structure and prioritization. You are open minded and capability of thinking in new ways with a customer in focus perspective.

As a person you are humble, have willpower and the ability to inspire, create togetherness and enthusiasm around you. You share IKEA values and have them as a base in everything you do. We believe you have an academic degree in finance, economic, business administration or similar. Experience in informal leadership or coaching others is needed. You preferable have experience in business navigation or similar

It is an advantage if you have been working in different areas of IKEA.

Additional Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. The last day to send your application is 15th of August 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring manager Pernilla Kelvgård at +46 7095297246,  about the recruitment process contact Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist at +46 766-113408.

Please note that due to the summer vacation period it might take a while until you hear back from us. 

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