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Business Navigator - BA DOW

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

Company description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, 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 consumers all over the world. We are on an exciting journey with our BA DOW, Dining, Outdoor & Secondary storage and Workspaces.

We are looking for a true Business Navigator for our Workspaces business, who will contribute to securing a strong performance culture and lead with insights in order to identify business potentials and enable innovation in Business Area Dining, Outdoor & Secondary storage and Workspaces at IKEA of Sweden. 

Job description

As Business Navigator for Workspaces, you have an important role in the product development process, you participate in the Range & Product Team while leading and steering the performance and project portfolio management process. You also act as a natural sparring partner towards your stakeholders. Creating analyses, insights and ensuring appropriate communication is a crucial part of your job to secure long-term success.

Workspaces business cover the solutions addressing 3 activities: working, learning and gaming. While learning and gaming refer to individual customers at home, in working we target both B2C and B2B customers. The newest changes in life brought those two universes together into hybrid working. 

Your main tasks and responsibilities include:
•    Lead the business performance management process and the translation of business plans into goals, secure relevant performance reporting & follow-up within financial and other given frames.

•    Being responsible for communicating business results and goal achievement in a clear and inspiring way, making business analysis available and actionable and for working actively with raising overall business understanding in the Business Area

•    Enabling business development and innovation by being an active partner in business planning; securing that market, consumer and business intelligence is analysed and acted upon, identifying potentials and risks in and around the business and exploring the future by building scenarios and contingency plans.

•    Securing conditions for long term sustainable profitability, end-to-end by navigating and steering across the IKEA business model with a total cost and bottom-line profitability focus.

•    Lead project and development portfolio management including follow up to ensure a balanced portfolio with the right priorities in relation to plans and ambitions.


To be successful in this role we like you to:
•    You are business minded and with high problem solving ability and strong drive.
•    You have proven record of performance over time – implementing action plans, providing clear direction and following up progress and act on deviations. 
•    You are strong in handling multiple stakeholders.
•    You have excellent communication skills and you are able to explain complex information in a simple way.
•    You feel comfortable with presenting in front of a large audience.  

More Information

If you have any questions about the role you are welcome to contact Marcus Bengtsson, Business Navigation Manager, Marcus Bengtsson, . If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact recruitment specialist Christina Appelqvist +46766113408.

We are looking forward to your application!

Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English by the latest 6 of July 2021. We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!