Digital Project Leader - IKEA Marketing & Communication AB

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

IKEA is on a journey to become an affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni channel reality. To enable our digital business transformation, we are now looking for Digital Project Leaders to join our Digital Business Transformation Team within IKEA Marketing & Communication AB. The IMC Digital Business Transformation team;  

  • Takes the lead in bringing new digital products to users in connected value streams, based on agreed IKEA priorities. 

  • Brings business and digital competences together to ensure togetherness in implementation throughout IKEA. 

  • Leads the process of developing tactical implementation plans and defining a feasible and tangible scope that is connected with business needs and requirements. 

  • Secure that relevant work processes and capabilities are connected to the products to ensure efficient everyday for our users and a sustainable implementation over time.

Job Description

We are looking for you who loves to lead and work with big projects, to complete tasks and deliver results. We believe that you have solid experience in project management, and of digital initiatives preferable, and have been working with this for at least few years. That you can drive an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values where our co-workers and users gets informed, inspired, and empowered. These two unique and critical roles will contribute to the planning and implementation of the IMC strategic roadmap one behalf of IKEAs digital transformation journey. 

Your assignment will include:  

  • Lead and establish the project scope, brief, budget, process, roles, responsibility, resources, timeline, while ensuring a high quality of the end deliverables  

  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with stakeholders across IKEA .Interact and collaborate with various roles across IKEA, like Business areas, franchisees and customers, to understand requirements and make decisions and trade-offs where needed to maximize business results, customer value ensuring needs are fulfilled throughout the project 

  • Lead and inspire the assigned project team before, during and after the project  

  • Lead contract negotiations with consultants and external partners in collaboration with the project team 

  • Provide overall direction and technical, process or analytical guidance to project teams that typically span multiple units and may also include outside suppliers/vendors. 

  • Plan, manage and allocate resources to ensure successful, high quality execution and delivery within defined scope. 

  • Be part of defining our digital strategy and the marketing related technology roadmap to meet our ambitions   

  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional partners and stakeholders as needed on status, risks and accomplishments to ensure alignment with the overall project goals. 


You are passionate about delivering value and being at the edge of technology and digital innovation. You appreciate getting things done and improving how things are done. Your motivation comes from learning and find energy by working both independently and interdependently and cross functions. You are motivated to work agile and being open to the change. 

You have experience within the following areas: 

  • Experience in team leadership and managing large digital transformation projects in complex structures with many stake holders. 

  • A value-based leadership with focus on; create togetherness around your project, simplify complex tasks and always strive to create the good example. 

  • Ability to in a complex environment always have a collaborative mindset and  find the common denominator and common ground to always strive to move forward.  

  • Experience working with agile methodologies and environment and project management frameworks and tools 

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in change management  

  • Good communication and networking skills, being able to interact and form strong partnerships and relationships. 

  • Ability to adapt your communication to different target groups  

  • Excellent communication skills in English: verbal, written, listening, and presenting. 

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest April 24th. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. 

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact recruiting manager Anders Claesson, Digital Business Transformation Manager on +46 702146976. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter, Jakob Bergström on +46 70-147 48 90



IKEA Marketing & Communication

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the woods in the south of Sweden? In Älmhult you can. IKEA Marketing & Communication AB (IMC) is a 360 marketing and communication centre of excellence. Our assignment starts and ends with people. At IKEA, we want to reach many more of the many people with our communication and personalised experiences. To reach and connect with them, we define, plan, procure, develop, supply and sell common marketing communication, solutions and services that meets people where they are. What happens in Älmhult does not stay in Älmhult. It reaches practically every corner of the globe.  

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