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Business Navigator - IPIM

Älmhult, Kronoberg Business Development Full Time

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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 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.

The range is our identity and the product information is an essential part of the IKEA Concept. New technology is changing behaviour and the demands for new ways to interact and share real-time insights are essential for continuous growth. The goal of the IKEA Product Information Management (IPIM) programme is to create a foundation that enables a digital ecosystem with the IKEA range at its heart. It means exploring and designing how data – about and around our products – is created and captured, how it is distributed and made available. It is also about how co-workers, suppliers, customers and third parties can interact with it in all aspects. IPIM is a programme that covers the whole IKEA value chain and all IKEA retailers.

Right now we are looking for a Business navigator – IPIM

Job description

As Business Navigator you will work closely with your Business Navigation- and Platform Team, Function Managers and Project Leaders and you report to the Business Navigation manager. You take lead and support the overall planning and steering of current and future development, goal setting activities and interpretation of the results and progress of the IPIM programme portfolio in relation to our goals and agreed plans.

  • Act as adviser and sparring partner, providing support related to the defined scope in relation to our portfolio.
  • Define the key principles for cost distribution of common technical services in Range & Supply.
  • Investigate all relevant aspects of cost distribution for current technical services in Range & Supply.
  • Manage communication to key stakeholders from a financial perspective of business and IT
  • You will support the forecasting of the programme and support the initiatives.
  • You will initiate, lead and participate in improvements and ad hoc activities in the project portfolio overall.

As the role develops and the programme matures, the responsibility may be extended to include more involvement in the projects and the programme development.


We are looking for goal oriented team players with the ability to implement, deliver results and follow up. Leadership capability, the ability to create clarity, and strong analytical skills is a must together with a holistic view and an eye for detail. This together with communication skills to be able to reach out with your message regardless of the topics and audience. You are flexible and used to handling changes. To get to the core questions you take on an inquisitive and analytical approach. When you communicate and explain new ideas they can easily be understood and we want you to have the ability to see the big picture combined with an eye for details. To be successful in this position you need to:

  • Have a genuine interest in both business and IT
  • Be able to build strong relations and create togetherness
  • Be able to translate financial management on strategic/tactical level to cost distribution on an operational level
  • Be curious, eager to find better ways and committed to avoid manual work whenever possible
  • Be self-driven and like to drive your own assignment.
  • Work proactively and take initiative to find new solutions and optimize the existing ones
  • Be part of building the new setup for IPIM and working in the unknown

As a person you are humble, have willpower and the ability to inspire, create togetherness and enthusiasm around you. You share IKEA values and have them as a base in everything you do. We believe you have an academic degree in finance, economic, business administration or similar. Experience in informal leadership or coaching others is needed. You preferable have experience in business navigation or similar. It is an advantage if you have been working in different areas of IKEA.

More Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. The last day to send your application is January 21st 2020.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring manager Camilla Axelsson at +46 766190333, about the recruitment process contact Recruitment Specialist Jakob Bergström at +46 70-147 48 90.