The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – our customers, co-workers and suppliers. The Supply organisation within Range & Supply has approx. 4800 co-workers, in 22 countries and an exciting growth agenda to support meeting many more of the many!
IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and the IKEA co-worker restaurants. IKEA Food has 389 restaurants in 49 markets and every year 650 million guests are enjoying the IKEA Food.
Purchasing Development is a business unit within IKEA Supply, with a global organisation consisting of 9 Category Areas (for Home Furnishing, Food and Indirect Materials & Services), Wood Supply & Forestry, Business Development Project Office and a number of Business Partners.
We are now looking for a new Business Navigator to join our exciting journey in Category Area Food!
Category Area Food is one of the most recently established category areas in Purchasing Development, being in a build-up journey to take over purchasing of Food from the retail organisation. The objective is to optimise the business model for best quality, low price and availability. The build-up entail a combination of establishing new capabilities along with driving efficiency for a strong business performance with fact based analysis and planning as a foundation.
Category Area Food consists of two Categories; Animal and Plant Based. We are 110 co-workers sitting in 5 main locations which is continuously growing due to expansions and increased scope of our assignment. With more locations, complexity increases and we need to secure business support and controllership in close alignment with the broader agenda we have in front of us.
As Business Navigator you will be responsible for controllership of our cost base related to FTE’s, travelling and operational expenses in close collaboration with the Business Navigation Manager, to whom you will report. You work in a global environment and you will be speaking partner to our purchase office financial controllers in our different locations around the world to secure proper alignment in budget and forecasting. Further you are to establish the working principles for cost follow-up with the business teams in both categories.
Further you will be engaged in the development of our KPI Roadmap, which entail working with digitalization of reporting into a data warehouse and associated front end development (Qlik Sense). Your role will be a bridge between business and the solution owner for Food ODS, to secure that business objectives are met when developing reporting capabilities. As a final step you are engaged in performance management analysis to support business teams with proper follow-up to meet overall business objectives. To secure proper performance communication aligned to business priorities and KPI readiness is important.
We believe that you are a person with lots of energy, drive and dynamics, you have enthusiasm for business and people and an entrepreneurship thinking while being strong in the fact based analysis. You want to drive the business further and have an end to end ownership for the purchasing part as you need to understand the business well to be able to support and navigate in the right direction. So we of course want you to feel passion for numbers and how these are translated into a communication language that brings attention where needed, often via story telling.
For us at IKEA, it is important that you share our values, such as cost-consciousness, renew and improve and caring for people and planet. You are analytical and structured and to continuously looking to improve ways of working comes natural to you.
Your knowledge and competence
We believe that you have a Bachelor or Master degree in Business/Finance/Economics or a related field. You have previous experience in business performance management and financial management while we encourage applicants early in their career (1-2 years’ experience) with high growth and development potential.
Moreover you have a strong ability to prioritize, provide clear directions and multi-task, and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English. To be successful in this position, you should be able to apply business insight, knowledge and leverage best practices to achieve organisational goals and objectives. With you strong communication skills, you influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organisation as well as creating relationships both within and outside of the own organisation. You recognise trends and translate them into business opportunities or identified risks and you are able to handle a constantly changing environment with many different stakeholders and demands.
The position is in Älmhult, Sweden, but you will be expected to meet up also in the Malmö office at regular basis. Travelling outside Sweden is limited as most business support is done remotely.
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, Jonas Levin at +46 728 865 384.
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 10th of December at the latest. We look forward to receiving your application!
Note that for this role we have a preferred candidate.