Business Navigator-Category Area Specific HFB & Electronics

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – our customers, co-workers and suppliers. 
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. 

We are now looking for a new Business Navigator to join our exciting journey in Category Area Specific HFB & Electronics 

Job Description

Job Description
As Business Navigator for   Specific HFB & Electronics 
     you will perform first level of business analysis to identify trends, opportunities and potential risks, and present them in an understandable and actionable manner. You should identify current and future business needs and determine relevant information/reporting required to provide needed information.
You will also support with accurate and relevant reporting to get a fact-based picture of the business situation as base for decision and secure data quality of business information. Produce ad hoc reports based on specific category needs. Support the Action plan process and drive Performance and Efficiency agenda in the category.
You report to the Business Navigation Manager for Category Area Specific HFB & Electronics where we are currently targeting a team of  colleagues with different type of assignments. Being assigned to the category also mean that you will have a dotted line to the category manager and work close based on category needs and requirements. 
The position is in Älmhult, Sweden. Travelling outside Sweden is limited as most business support is done remotely, while a few travels per year might occur.


We believe that you are a person with lots of energy, drive and dynamics, you have enthusiasm for business and people and an entrepreneurship thinking while being strong in the fact-based analysis. You want to drive the business further and have an end-to-end ownership for the purchasing part as you need to understand the business well to be able to support and navigate in the right direction. 

So we of course want you to feel passion for numbers and how these are translated into a communication language that brings attention where needed, often via story telling. 
For us at IKEA, it is important that you share our values, such as cost-consciousness, renew and improve and caring for people and planet. You are analytical and structured and to continuously looking to improve ways of working comes natural to you.

We believe that you have a University degree in Business/Finance/Economics or a related field. You have previous experience in business performance management and financial management with at least 2 years of experience. Moreover, you have a strong ability to prioritize, provide clear directions and multi-task, and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English. 

To be successful in this position, you should be able to apply business insight, knowledge and leverage best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives. With you strong communication skills, you influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organization as well as creating relationships both within and outside of the own organization.
You recognize trends and translate them into business opportunities or identified risks and you are able to handle a constantly changing environment with many different stakeholders and demands. 

Additional Information

Sounds interesting? 

Are you up for the challenge? Then this just might be for you!
Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English as soon as possible.

We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA and why you would be a good fit for this role under message to Hiring Manager Alexander Söderbom, [email protected] If you have any questions regarding this the role or recruitment process please contact Recruitment Specialist, Christina Appelqvist +46766-113408

Please note that we will continuously look at applications so don't delay, make sure to show us your interest in the role as soon as possible, and by 31th of August at the latest. We look forward to receiving your application!  

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

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