Project Leader, IKEA Core Business Supply

  • Älmhult, 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. You will be part of IKEA Supply and the Supply Chain Development organisation. IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

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

About the job

We are looking for someone who will be responsible for leading and driving one or more projects, delivering on transformational processes and digital initiatives in IKEA Supply. As part of the Planning team in the Supply Data & Technology department, you will contribute to developing common ways of working, mentoring and supporting digital project team members to grow and deliver great results. You will work closely with teams across Supply and Inter IKEA group, with partners. You are passionate about the digital transformation and see process and solution development as a key to make life easier for the many people and make a clear footprint in line with the IKEA direction.

More specifically, in this role you will be accountable for:

·       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.

·       Plan, manage and deliver assigned projects, with time, costs and scope according to expectations - always choosing the best delivery approach, always optimizing team utilization, always on top of forecasts and plans.

·       Identify, monitor, manage risks and dependencies in order to secure the project delivery, involving the necessary stakeholders, when required.

·       Identify and manage stakeholders for the project to be delivered successfully, developing and delivering the relevant communication plans, including organizing and running the project steering groups.

·       Work in compliance with the Inter IKEA project delivery framework and in accordance with the IKEA values.

·       Contribute to evolving the Inter IKEA Planning discipline and competences, especially around project management, portfolio management and creative ways of supporting the digital transformation.

In this role you will report to our Planning Manager at IKEA Supply and work closely with the rest Supply Data & Technology management team and with Supply teams. 

Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board! 


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 company 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’re doing some amazing things in IKEA Supply chain; 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 are looking for a visionary, pragmatic and adaptable leader with strong willpower. You are curious and able to build relationships in order to establish strong trust between the Supply Data & Technology community and its stakeholders. It is also necessary that you carry natural credibility and you have a proven track record of reaching stretch targets. You are an energetic and collaborative leader, a strong business person with a passion for digital transformation. We see that you are highly driven by development and constantly being on the way. You dare to think differently and you have an agile approach and adapt as we go. You are interested in technology, digitalization and finding new ways of working and are highly motivated to do this by leading business through people and collaborate and interact with stakeholders across different levels. You are working close to business and used to identify and capture business opportunities, with sound judgment, delivering results with high sense of urgency.

We expect you to have a very good knowledge of IT and digital organizations, strategies and working methods, in particular project and program management with the relevant track record. You have had hands on experience in managing delivery in complex and ambiguous environments. Ideally you also have had exposure in managing programs, with complex / senior technology and business partnership.

You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for collaborative spirit and how you lead with strong focus on both technology and people. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines.

The IKEA culture and values are crucial for 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:

Additional Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Ilaria Tamburriello, IKEA Supply Data & Technology Planning Manager, [email protected]
This position is located in Älmhult, Sweden or Pratteln, Switzerland. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email.  We look forward to receiving your application at the latest 3rd of October 2021.

You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the People & Culture Leader Dan Gustafsson at [email protected]


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