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Business Leader Decoration

Älmhult, Kronoberg Business Development Full Time

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Here it is. Your chance to lead business development and create optimal conditions for sustainable growth and good financial result in the most influential small town in the world.

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of nowhere? In Älmhult you can. Älmhult, Sweden is home to IKEA Range & Supply. IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the 420 IKEA stores and other multichannel touchpoints around the world with the turnover of 38.3 BEUR. The 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.

IKEA thrives when our passion for home furnishing and leading IKEA into the future comes together with excellent business sense and ambition to really move the business across the IKEA value chain.

Job description

You are joining Business Area (BA) Cooking, Eating, Decoration & Home organisation in an exciting time! As a Business Leader for Decoration, you will be leading the agenda across the IKEA value chain and develop this business across all IKEA markets. You will be creating the strategy and tactics to anticipate and influence future business and life at home needs. You are leader of the Range & Product team, a member the Management team of the Business area and part of the Business Leader group in IKEA of Sweden.

About the assignment
The Business Leader will lead with the aim of creating growth in this area through:

  • Overall responsible to lead the defined HFB Decoration business (Range, Supply and Meeting the customer)
  • Lead the creation and execution of the HFB plan  
  • Member of the management team, contributing to all strategic decisions for the BA
  • Responsible for leading the work in the Range and Product team, securing portfolio prioritization, resource allocation and team development
  • Secure all parts of democratic design, implementation of product development platforms and standardized materials, identify new business opportunities and drive innovations
  • Lead cross business initiatives together with other HFB:s, home furnishing accessories, functional managers and the matrices

You are based in Älmhult, an inspiring and international environment, endorsed by creativity and innovation. 


As a Business Leader you need to have a deep understanding and curiosity in business development and peoples’ life at home.  You have a strong passion for both business and people. Furthermore, you always keep the consumer in mind in all that you do. In order for you to be successful in the role as Business Leader, you also have the following experience.

  • Motivated to lead by IKEA culture and values. Curious, prestige-less and always striving to make things better.
  • Senior leadership experience (around 4 – 5 years of experience of strategic leadership in retail business), as in genuine interest for leading and developing multidisciplinary teams of leaders through interdependent leadership.
  • Result-oriented, and proven success in obtaining good results in managing a profitable business
  • Based on previous experience have knowledge in building a strong, commercial range and product offer
  • Strong communication skills and an excellent networker, able to build strong and trustful relationships on different levels inside and outside IKEA
  • Deep understanding of IKEA vision, business model and IKEA range identity as well as IKEA ways of working.

More Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. Last day for application is 23rd of February, 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact hiring manager Howard Carter,  +46 766 190 250 . For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Maria Fröberg Larsson +46 766 190 996.