Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the forest? In Älmhult, Sweden, you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA Range & Supply that has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions available for the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products around the world with a total range is almost 10,000 products. So what happens in Älmhult definitely doesn't stay in Älmhult. It reaches practically every corner of the globe.
Right now we are looking for B2B Sales Manager to join our fantastic IKEA for Business team!
Why join us in IKEA for Business? IKEA for Business supports the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. The many people spend a considerable share of their lives in school, at work and in other places outside their homes. Most places need furnishing solutions and these are procured by companies and organisations that have different needs compared to consumers.
Are you guided by the IKEA values and by a strong desire to contribute to our vision and business idea? Are you eager to lead the development of the B2B concept within IKEA by continuously improving the current B2B retail sales solution for micro and small customers and by developing a new framework for the medium and large customers? If yes, then this assignment could be the right challenge for you!
About the assignment As B2B Sales Manager for Meeting the Customer concept area you will be responsible for how we define and differentiate our customers and how we relate and engage with our B2B customers. You will take a responsibility how we sell products, solutions, services or full projects towards our Business customers. You will take a responsibility for the inputs and requirements of how we define and sign contracts with B2B customers and you will take an ownership for defining the B2B meeting points.
And what do we offer you in this assignment? • To be part of the creation of the overall B2B strategy and direction and to be responsible for the road map of the meeting the customer concept area • To Lead and coordinate the conceptual development within the meeting the customer area by involving relevant contributors and take a full responsibility to improve the assigned concept area towards the overall B2B goals and directions • To lead the meeting the customer stream in the B2B project sales and be responsible for prioritizing development activities. • To be responsible to create an easy, effective and smooth customer journey, by leading, coaching and supporting different stakeholders with expertise of B2B concept area • To define and describe a framework for operating project sales within the area of meeting the customer • To define and develop the improvement areas within the current B2B operations • To define and maintain the conceptual documentation within the meeting the customer area, including a relevant KPI framework • To contribute to the development of effective ways of working and guidelines • To be responsible for the documentation of the area • To ensure that the concept is effective, well known and applied in the line organizations
To succeed & shine in this role, we wish that you: • Have a deep knowledge of the residential construction market and you are always up-to-date about external future trends within assigned area • Have a deep understanding of key account management and project sales • You are a naturally strong leader and facilitator with proven experience leading diverse competences. • You have an entrepreneurial drive, you can navigate in unknown, and you are able to act in international group with many different stakeholders • You have a strong ability to think strategic and make things happen • You are highly self-motivated and forward thinking person who is always asking questions to challenge convention • You have a strong ability to identify development opportunities contributing to innovative and profitable B2B business • You are a great networker, easily building trustful relationships • You are a team player • You have preferably a strong knowledge about IKEA value chain or experience from other companies, from understanding production capabilities to optimizing sales in different touch points • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written
We also believe that you are driven by a truly entrepreneurial passion to develop B2B business, you like to solve problems and find new solutions. You as a person are interested in the B2B market by creating a great customer experience. You are dare to challenge, capture and transform business need to a conceptual framework which sets requirements on ways of working and IS/IT solutions. You lead by example and you are highly motivated to work together and you enjoy every day to support others on this exciting journey!
Sounds interesting? Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest by November 26th. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role, you do that under message to Hiring Manager.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring manager, Karin Margotte at +46 723527476. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Hana Pazourova at +46 708337087.