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Business Leader

Älmhult, Kronoberg Design & Product Development Full Time

Job description

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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. Business Area Kitchen, Bathroom and Home Appliances are leading the range and business agenda for these areas across the IKEA value chain. If you have the drive and the expertise to lead the Bathroom agenda forward into the future, then you are the person we’re looking for! 


Job description

You are joining Business Area (BA) Kitchen, Bathroom and Home Appliances in an exciting time! As a Business Leader for Bathroom, you will be leading the Bathroom agenda across the IKEA value chain and developing the Bathroom 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 for Bathroom, a member the Management team of the Business area and All Leader forums and part of the Business Leader group in IKEA of Sweden.

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

  • Overall responsible to lead the defined HFB Bathroom business (Range, Supply and Meeting the customer)
  • Lead the creation and execution of the HFB Bathroom 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, functional managers and the matrices

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


Qualification

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 have the following experience:

  • Strong knowledge of the IKEA strategic landscape, and a good understanding of IKEA vision, business model and IKEA range identity
  • Result-oriented, and proven success in obtaining good results in managing a profitable business
  • Knowledge in building a strong, commercial range and product offer
  • Motivated to lead by IKEA culture and values. Curious, prestige-less and always striving to make things better
  • Great team player with high interest in team dynamics, with an ability to inspire and engage others to always perform their best
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong analytical skills, always focusing on potential improvements
  • Senior leadership capabilities, genuine interest for leading and developing multidisciplinary teams of leaders through interdependent leadership.
  • Strong communication skills and an excellent networker, able to build strong and trustful relationships on different levels inside and outside IKEA

More Information

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English as soon as possible. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA and why you would be a good fit for this role under message to Hiring Manager. If you have any questions regarding this the role or recruitment process please contact Recruitment Specialist, AnnaMaria Edring at +46 723 527178.

Please note that we will continuously look at applications so don't delay, make sure to show us your interest in the role as soon as possible, and by 28th of October at the latest. We look forward to receiving your application!