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Better Homes Leader - BA Bedroom

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Design & Product Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

Do you want to be a part of creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. We are here to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That is our promise, and we do this every day with great passion and energy.

Business Area Bedroom is a stable and successful business and has been for many years. To secure a future as successful as the past, we are building a renewed, improved and wider bedroom offer for the future for an ever-changing complete bedroom business. 

As a Better Homes Leader you play a key role in our quest to improve everyday activities through complete home furnishing solutions and to inspire consumers to improve their homes functionally as well as making them more beautiful. Do you want to join our fantastic team?


Job description

As a Better Homes Leader you lead the creation of home furnishing solutions with focus on activities around sleeping and storing within BA BEDROOM and collaborate with other HFBs for the completeness. You work closely with the Product Design Developers, Range Design Leaders as well as Marketing & Communication Leaders.

We are therefore looking for a person with a high level of home furnishing competence and the capability of creating coordinated solutions, from the start as well as adding to existing solutions, utilizing the IKEA styles and CMFs as a base. You are creative, knows what good looks like, can inspire and visualize, as well as organise your own time and schedule as well. You are excellent at communicating the range to different stakeholders across IKEA; within IoS, for media & communication purposes, towards Retail etc. In addition, you have competence in colour, materials and IKEA style groups. And most importantly, you have a strong feeling for what people LOVE around the globe and the desire to inspire people around you.

Within BA BEDROOM the scope is wide and you will work with solutions incorporating beds, mattresses, bedside tables, chest of drawers and bedroom systems to name a few.
As a Better Homes Leader you will:

  • Identify opportunities based on life at home activities and work across BAs to create range coordination recipes to serve as the foundation for communication and media briefing.​
  • Facilitate coordination across different Home Furnishing Businesses for the Business Plan Calendar work
  • Create coordination and style guides to visualize and communicate the range offer towards internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of material expression guides within Range and Product Development 
  • Support other roles with a high level of home furnishing competence
  • Support and advice in matters covering style coordination, home-furnishing knowledge, consumer needs and long-term priorities
  • Support Product Design Developer and Range Design Leader in identifying range gaps and new opportunities
  • Gather insights in Life at Home and Home furnishing trends to share with the range team

Qualification

The Better Homes Leader is a position that requires deep knowledge of the IKEA range, home furnishing & interior design, global market home furnishings and social demographics. To be successful in this role, we believe that you have a broad understanding of the IKEA media landscape and what works best in each media. You have senior interior design experience from work on a global or national level with a commercial perspective. We think you have a degree in Visual Merchandising, Interior Design or Fine/Applied arts or working experience of the same value.

As a person, you have the ability to build good and strong relations with people, creating a positive and creative working environment based on the IKEA values: You are organised and a self-starter and ensure that your deadlines are met. You are also a great team player enjoying connecting and collaborating with others.

  • Passion & knowledge about life at home and customer needs
  • An eye for styles, design, aesthetically combining materials, colour, form, function and price
  • Structured and well-organized
  • Able to work under pressure and with many tasks ongoing simultaneously
  • Great communication skills (visual, verbal & written) and networking capabilities
  • Ability to lead without formal mandate
  • Independent and proactive
  • Knowledge about how to set a visual direction, identifying “the next thing”

More Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest 1th of December 2021.

Preferred start date is as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions please contact the Recruiter, Marie Sandman on +46 768545309 or on marie.sandman@inter.ikea.com