Range & Product Design Manager - IKEA Home smart

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Business Area (BA) IKEA Home smart you will join an amazing group of talented, passionate people with an entrepreneurial mindset who are set on democratizing the smart home. We develop smart products and a digital ecosystem to enable a smarter life at home for people all over the world. We are curious and passionate about creating solutions that solve real-life problems and help people realize their dreams. All on their terms. Because we believe everyone deserves a smart home. 

To succeed, we look for new ways of integrating technology and digital solutions into home furnishing and life at home. We explore opportunities throughout the home, and we work closely with other Business Areas to both drive transformation of the existing range and develop new smart products and solution to attract new customers to IKEA. We’re still at the beginning–there is lots more to be done. 

Right now, we are looking for a Range & Product Design manager for our Business Area – someone who knows value driven leadership inside out, together with range strategy and development. Someone who is passionate about leading business and people and has a good understanding of the smart home.  As our Range & Product Design Manager, you are in center of our business and our product development, taking part in creating what IKEA is about: our product range. Together with the team of Range Design Leaders and Product Owners you will translate IKEA strategies into a range plan and the development of physical and digital solutions. Creating IKEA range requires a holistic strategic capability plus an eye for the details, as well as creativity and a thorough understanding of people’s life at home and their different needs.

Job Description

  • Visualise, communicate and clarify the strategic range movements and direction.
  • Lead the creation of the range plan and building of the complete range and product offer for IKEA Home smart involving the Range and Product team, value stream teams and feature teams
  • Lead the execution and implementation of range development and product development, both physical products and digital solutions
  • Secure the IKEA unique identity, Democratic Design and commerciality on the Business Area range and products
  • Lead a fantastic and high enthusiastic team of Product Owners and Range Design Leaders to perform and deliver to the BA and IKEA range & product plan, by creating preconditions for successful implementation of our Home smart range movements
  • Create strong and trustful networks and relationships in collaborative processes
  • Together with all BA Range and Product Design Managers create ONE IKEA range and product plan identifying long term strategic range movements and secure implementation across IKEA.
  • Member of the management team of the Business Area IKEA Home Smart

Qualifications

This is a rewarding position, with enormous impact on the many people around the world. To make a good impact in this role, you should have experience in strategic development and product development. You are an experienced leader, comfortable in leading in the unknown and building a successful range and a profitable business. Knowledge, experience and passion for home furnishing and the smart home are definitely a must. You will have many roles: a sounding board for the team, a visionary and strong leader and a source of inspiration for others.
To be successful in this role, you have:

  • Proven experience in leading people
  • An ability to lead and develop business & people through empowering individuals and teams
  • Passion for creating the most affordable product range for the many people now and in the future
  • Experience in identifying and leading big strategic questions that creates big range movements
  • Good understanding of developing physical products and digital solutions
  • Passion for collaborating and co-creating
  • Ability to lead in multiple dimensions and together with other stakeholders

We see that you have strong motivations in the following areas:

  • Passionate about creating a great user experience and innovations in the area of smart homes
  • Energetic, driven and committed to deliver result in a high paced environment; 
  • Solution oriented team player;
  • Experienced and motivated in working in a rapidly changing environment.
  • High entrepreneurial drive: Stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists, always striving to develop better products and solutions.

 

Additional Information

If you think this sounds interesting and as your next career step, please submit your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest 27th of April 2022. 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 candidate.  

If you have any questions regarding the position or recruitment process, please contact Recruiter, Marie Sandman on  +46 768545309

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