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BA Business Navigator (Business Controller) - IKEA Home smart

Älmhult, Kronoberg Business Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

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.

Job description

We are now recruiting for a Business Navigator to join IKEA Home smart. You might know this role as Business Controller! Are you ready to join us?

IKEA Home smart

IKEA has decided to become a global leader in the area of the smart home. We are all about meaningful innovation, not creating gadgets. We always start from people’s dreams and needs in life at home, developing an offer that is relevant and affordable for the many people. Like everything we do within IKEA, but now in the field of technology!

IKEA Home smart is a new Business Area within the Range & Supply organization, responsible to develop and make the entire IKEA range available to stores and customers all over the world. Within the organizational responsibilities lie the design, development, sourcing, supply and steering of a unique, competitive and efficient range of smart products and digital solutions.

About the job

As Business Navigator in IKEA Home smart you have an important role to play in supporting the tactical and operational work and enabling proactive steering. As Business Navigator you will:

•    Ensure strong performance culture where deviations are detected early and acted upon;
•    Communicate business results, insights and recommendations in a clear and inspiring way, making business analysis available and actionable; 
•    Lead fact-based decision making by being an active business partner giving insights, analytics, scenarios and recommendations;
•    Follow up on implementation of decided actions and support resource planning to secure that the costs are well controlled;
•    Analyse, prepare and provide financial and performance reports, evaluations, suggestion for optimization etc.;
•    Be an ambassador for common ways of working and secure that we work according to our financial and Business navigation guidelines and principles.


We are looking for a person who is highly motivated, decisive and analytical, with a strong drive to reach result. You need to be able to dig into details but still have the ability to understand how decisions and processes impact the totality. You have a service-minded approach and the ability to create confidence and build relations on all levels. You take initiative, contribute with own ideas, and have the courage to question and challenge. As part of a continuously developing organisation you must be able to adapt to change.

You have a Bachelor degree or corresponding knowledge in relevant area (e.g. Business Administration and/or controlling). You have at least five years of business controlling experience preferably from working in a larger organisation and/or IT organisation. You have good knowledge in the Microsoft Office package, especially Excel. You are a good communicator and as English is our corporate language, the ability to express yourself in English is a prerequisite.

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 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.

Strongly preferred competences and experiences:
•    Experience from the industry/market of Internet of Things;
•    Capability in developing products/solutions including software and electronics;
•    Knowledge in digital solutions and digital interfaces for consumer products;
•    Capability in agile development methods of products/solutions.

More Information

The position is located in Älmhult, 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 Johanna Hansson +46 (0)73 376 1744. If you have any questions about the role please contact Alexandre Oliveira on +46 (0)72 193 7226.

We are looking forward to your application! Please submit your CV and motivational letter in English by 26th January. We are reviewing applications as they come through so dont wait to apply!