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Architecture Manager - IKEA Range & Supply

Älmhult, Kronoberg IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We put togetherness at the heart of everything we do. Come see things a little differently with us. 

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products. 

Range & Supply Digital leads and guides the totality of the Range & Supply digital landscape by combining business knowledge with digital competence, to realize business opportunities today and tomorrow. The Architecture and Technology function leads and executes the Range & Supply technology direction in line with Inter IKEA Group IT Strategy and business priorities, securing a relevant and efficient solution landscape today and tomorrow, through architecture frameworks and standards.

Job description

As the Architecture Manager, you will be in the lead to build and evolve the holistic technology architecture for Range & Supply. You will lead a team of direct reports as well as be matrix responsible for the architecture community across Range & Supply. You will also build a strong network with business stakeholders across IKEA. 

More specifically, in this role you will:

  • Be a strong contributor to the architecture capability wanted position and roadmap.
  • Be accountable for defining, monitoring and ensuring implementation of the business solution domain architecture visions, roadmaps, principles, rules and standards in the different areas.
  • Explore and evaluate business opportunities from new and existing technologies and support adoption in line with IKEA strategies.
  • Contribute in defining and developing the Inter IKEA Group IT strategy to best support IKEA strategies. 
  • Align and steer architecture activities across the different architecture domains.
  • You will report to Manager R&S Digital and be a member of the management team for R&S Digital.


You are down-to-earth, straightforward and curious. You want to contribute to the IKEA vision: create a better everyday life for the many people. To simplify complex issues and improve efficiency gives you energy. You are goal and delivery oriented and have the ability to lead with an end-to-end approach.

Moreover, we also believe that you:

  • Strive to stay up to date with digital technologies and business trends, industry standards, application and infrastructure market and digital practices with potential to benefit or impact the business.
  • Are able to engage pro-actively with key business and IT stakeholders to understand and translate their expectations and requirements. You also have a strong ability to challenge and influence, based on your area of expertise. 
  • Have the ability and experience to lead, directly and in matrix, teams of technology experts and enterprise architects.
  • Are a strong relationship builder, able to create trust as a precondition for successful collaboration.
  • Have a strong knowledge about state of the art IT architectures, including cloud, service-oriented architecture, APIs and distributed micro service architectures.
  • Have experience with enterprise architecture frameworks, e.g. TOGAF as well as technology and enterprise architecture modelling approaches and tools.
  • Are comfortable with agile project methodologies and modern IT operations approaches, specifically DevOps and CI/CD.

More Information

The position is located in Älmhult or Helsingborg, Sweden. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact recruitment specialist Jonas Levin + 46 72 886 53 84

Apply latest on the 8th of November but note that we are interviewing continuously and will close the advert when we find the right candidate. So dont hesitate to apply today by submitting your CV and motivational letter in english.