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Film Assett Pipeline Manager

Älmhult, Kronoberg IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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Are you working with Film asset pipeline management today? 

Then this just might be something really interesting!!

What if you could inspire to make everyday life just a little bit better?

The answer is simple: You can. This is what motivates us at IKEA. We’re constantly searching to find new ways to be better. We use insights from real life at home all over the world, learning about the needs and dreams of people. We use our home furnishing knowledge to help inspire people with ideas and solutions that will help them live the life they want.

At IKEA Communications, we’re people-centric, have a passion for making great stuff, and we aim to be the best communication partner for the whole of IKEA. We work closely and together with our colleagues across IKEA, creating state-of-the-art communication at the lowest price. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we’re a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because in order to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. Nonetheless, we never forget our Swedish heritage that forms the backbone of who we are today.

We’re on the lookout for passionate doers, idea makers, creative thinkers - people who want to find answers to everyday problems in people’s lives, for society and the planet.
Do you also believe in celebrating the everyday life? Do you want to be part of making it happen from idea to paper or pixel? Then keep on reading.

Job description

The Product Communication Assignment Area will as IKEA’s communication partner, lead and develop a clear communication offer for all IKEA trademark users and hold end-to-end accountability for all product communication assignments to make the product sellable, connected to IKEA communication plans. Product communication assignment includes but is not limited to product: pictures; films; stories/text; 3D models & conversion; assembly & advising instructions; law & warning; on-package design; in-store material; among others.

The Product Pictures & Films Assignment Area leads product communication assignments with end-to-end accountability, relating to pictures and films that make products sellable.

We’re now looking for someone who knows about Film Asset Pipeline Management and your title will be Assignment Development Manager in the Product Pictures and Films Assignment Area.

With business focus, lead and manage the Assignment Development Team to support the delivery of product pictures and films assets. Managing the development and implementation of innovative solutions and workflows aiming to enable production processes and scalability by driving requirements on API's and technical solutions that delivers to a positive impact of the business and strengthening the IKEA brand.

As an Assignment Development Manager you will.

  • Lead and manage people to develop, perform and deliver within their communication assignment as high performing teams, securing the necessary short- and long-term development, recruitment and succession plans.
  • With business focus, lead and manage the Assignment Development Team to support the delivery of product pictures and films assets.
  • Managing the development and implementation of innovative solutions and workflows aiming to enable production processes and scalability by driving requirements on API's and technical solutions.
  • Enable competences to focus on communication’s creative processes while increasing productions and workflows efficiency.
  • Meet the needs of today and tomorrow by leading the necessary transformational changes to stay at the forefront of the costumer journey and consumer experiences through emerging new trends, technologies, 3D and awareness of AI/Machine learning, and communication methods.
  • Act as a bridge between the Product Pictures & Films (PP&F) Assignment Area and IT development operations to understand and capture strategic insights of current and future assignment needs that can be used to improve or overcome challenges in the production work streams and related pipelines. 
  • Lead with a business- & creative approach, with the aim to have a positive and long-lasting impact on how customers consume and experience the IKEA brand and its offer through the communication we develop.


With People and Business in mind you have a passion for Communication and to develop pipelines with the latest technology. You are goal and delivery oriented with a passion for creative & operational excellence, developing and maximizing business performance and output.

You will need:

  • Experience in leading and managing multi-diverse people, creative production teams and competences.
  • A university degree in Economics, Business/Brand development, Marketing, Communications or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in business management for a sustainable assignment. 
  • Extensive experience of developing and implementing communication solutions and assets through scalable and automated production capabilities. 
  • +5 years of professional experience within Communication, Media or Retail industries.
  • Experience in modern 3D production and automation workflows (e.g. Pixar, USD) and familiar with 3D software as 3DsMax, Maya, Cinema4D, blender, and/or in image postproduction pipelines such as Nuke, Adobe or Houdini. Understanding of real time assets used in AR, VR, and/or XR.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of today’s Omni-channel landscape, market and industry trends.

More Information

This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our building, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world. 

Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you!
We look forward to receiving your application, in English. Please note that this position is in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult is an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö, and an IKEA shuttle bus run back and forth to Helsingborg two times a day.

In this role you will report to Angelica Persson Bevanda, Product Pictures & Films Manager at IKEA Communications. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Recruiter Jonas Levin at +46 72 886 53 84. Note that due to vacations it mighy me hard to get in touch with us.

This ad was published on the 21st of July and will be applicable approximately three weeks after publishing date. Due to the upcoming vacations we will have limitied posibility to answer questions and we will start the selection for interviews in the first part of August. Even if August feels far away, dont miss this opportunity and apply as soon as possible.