Architects, retail design, Customer Meeting Points CBF

  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

You see things a little differently. So do we.

We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little differently with us. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the franchisor and the owner of the IKEA Concept, including the IKEA trademarks.

In Core Business Franchise we are enabling the future success of IKEA by offering an omnichannel IKEA Concept which is attractive, competitive and profitable, implemented and followed-up together with all IKEA trademark users.

In IKEA Expansion, we:

  • Lead one way of expanding to capture the potential in all existing and new IKEA markets.
  • Provide a menu of digital and physical IKEA Customer Meeting Points.
  • Secure strong and mutually respected franchisee relations.

We offer an open working environment where everyone feels comfortable to experiment, try new ways and dare to ask: “What if…?” And we offer possibilities for you to develop yourself and your career globally. Read more about us at Find IKEA jobs here.

Job Description

As an Architect within Customer Meeting Points (CMP) you:


  • Lead IKEA expansion projects by delivering according to our processes together with peers across the totality of IKEA.
  • Take an active role in the team and collaborate with other retail architects in various projects and activities.
  • Contribute to the development of frameworks (consisting of requirements, principles and guidelines) for assigned customer meeting points.
  • Facilitate, plan and produce retail architecture design, in cooperation with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively grow and maintain the professional network within physical and digital retail design.
  • Participate and lead generation thinking in the development of IKEA meeting points in a multi-channel environment.



You are a down-to-earth team player who is driven by togetherness, simplicity and common sense and eager to take initiatives and achieve results together with others. Not afraid to try new things and develop new skills and areas as we go along.

We believe that you have a combination of the following knowledge, capabilities and background:

  • You are an architect with a passion for retail.
  • Proven skills in creative leadership, used to coach both colleagues as well as customers.
  • Good understanding of how global trends and developments can impact IKEA, especially in the area of retail, consumer behaviour, digital technology, economy, sustainability, life at home, design, media and communication.
  • You have the ability to keep the strategic focus and at the same time bring it down to tactical solutions.
  • You are a driven architect with a genuine interest in exploring and developing retail design with an agile approach.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and find it easy to build relationships and earn trust, with an IKEA value based approach. Excellent communication skills and proven experience in both coaching and facilitation.
  • You are taking responsibility for action and results, making things happen and are interested in solving challenges by thinking flow oriented. 

Based on your profile we also believe that you have specific competencies:

  • Degree in architecture (Master degree certificate from an Architecture or equivalent working experience).
  • You have a solid retail background with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the business. You have experience from different fields and can link them to retail architecture.
  • Proven track record of place making through delivering successful retail destinations and mixed use projects in a complex city environments. 

Additional Information

Inter IKEA Systems offers an exciting work environment in a global marketplace with exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. You will be part of a flexible, values-driven and open organization and get the opportunity to contribute to a fantastic brand! This position is based in Malmö, in Sweden. You will report to the Design Manager Expansion.

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English by 8th October 2021. We are continuously interviewing candidates for this role, so don't hesitate to submit your application.

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