Business Navigation Leader - People & Culture

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are taking next steps together to set ourselves up for success. Over the next few years, all of us need to be better than ever. We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply.

This role is part of that transformation.

As People & Culture function we want to be relevant and to truly contribute and add value to the business development in a fast changing and challenging world, by attracting, recruiting and developing people who love to fulfill our vision, by enabling a foundation for a great people experience and by enabling people to lead based on our culture and values.

Job Description

Right now we are looking for a Business Navigation Leader who will lead the development of People Analytics in Range & Supply. As well as the overall Business and Finance Navigation responsibility for the People & Culture function. You will be expected to create insights and analytics from; internally generated people analytics, market research and external benchmarks, in order to accelerate business development and innovation.   

You will be part of Range & Supply’s People & Culture Management team, acting as a decision maker, role model and ambassador for the People & Culture Community.

About the assignment
As a Business Navigation Leader you will be responsible for developing processes and tools, both digital and traditional, for people analytics, and setting structures in place for ensuring visibility, follow-up and cost performance of initiatives. You will lead the portfolio management for the function People & Culture priority projects as part of the total Range & Supply portfolio, for example generated from Range & Supply People Plan. 

Setting governance structure in place, in accordance to the overall Range & Supply principles, as well as creating overview on ways of working and creating alignment and efficiency. You will also have responsibility for developing and leading a performance framework for People & Culture that will ensure balanced performance management towards set goals, pro-active project portfolio steering, early deviations detection and corrective actions. 

Furthermore you will be responsible for:

  • Communicating results and goal achievements in a clear and inspiring way, making analysis available and actionable, and thereby raising overall business understanding in the unit
  • Financial planning, adherence to power of authority structure and common chart of accounts and accurate accounting, budgeting and resource planning in the unit together with the managers
  • Co-lead organizational development and resource planning and forecasting in the unit


You have always been curious and inquisitive about the world around you and why and how things are connected. With an ability to look at the details and at the same time aggregate and sum them up into the big picture, and back again. 

We believe you are an analytical and methodical person who are able to see the patterns and understand the reality connected to vast amount of data. You are also then able to communicate the insights this gives in a clear, simple and inspiring way. 

You have also always been interested in people and what drives them and how that then can be translated into performance and how that can be steered through performance management.

Furthermore we believe you have/are:

  • A good knowledge of IKEAs Business steering and navigation processes, such as budget process, accounting, finance and navigation processes
  • You have a proven track record of process and organizational development as well as project and portfolio management
  • Knowledge and interest in Advanced Analytics, digital tools and solutions needed to create most powerful insights for people analytics

Additional Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you are interested in this role, and why you would be a good fit for this role, you do that under message to Hiring Manager. Please note that we will review applications as they come through so do not delay, send in your application today! You should know that we will not process any candidates during the summer vacation. The process will start up again in mid August.

We welcome all applications. In the first selection process, we consider candidates from IKEA of Sweden, IKEA Food Services and IKEA Communications, including Creative Hub and Global Marketing from INGKA.

For questions regarding the role and the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact, AnnaMaria Edring +46 723527178. 

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