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Marketing & Communication Design Manager

Älmhult, Kronoberg Leadership & Management Full Time

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Here it is. Your chance to develop business and people 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 424 IKEA stores and other multichannel touchpoints around the world. 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.

We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are taking next steps together to set ourselves up for success. Over the next few years, all of us need to be better than ever. We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply.

Are you a visionary and result oriented person passionate about making a true difference for the many people? Do you possess a brave and solid can-do attitude, striving for constant business development and eager to set the pre-conditions for better marketing and communication? And do you have what it takes to lead challenging assignments in the unknown and apply a business minded approach to a dynamic and changing environment? If so, here it is. Your chance to take on the challenge as Marketing & Communication Design Manager at Marketing & Communication in one of the most influential small town in the world! 

We are on an exciting journey the years to come and all of us need to be better than ever! We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply and Marketing & Communication is one of these areas. Marketing & Communication focuses on strategic development of the IKEA product and range marketing and communication, brand building communication as well as communication to the many people inside and outside of IKEA.

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The position as Marketing & Communication Design Manager is new where you have the chance to take the lead of creating it. It is a strategic role where you, together with leaders and co-workers within your area, are responsible to lead the overall strategic agenda of Marketing & Communication at Range & Supply in terms of turning marketing and communication insights to intelligence, overall guidelines to operate within, as well as setting the communication platforms and innovation agenda. With your teams, you will set the pre-conditions to maximise the impact and growth at total lowest cost. You lead the teams within the area of Design, an area you will be responsible for developing, with a responsibility to lead across M&C as well as key stakeholders in the IKEA network. The role with require high skills of coaching and leading across networks and will be in close collaboration with Core Business Franchise to that sets the overall frames. Being part of the management team for Marketing & Communication, you will be a key player in the Marketing & Communication community with about 550 people. And it will require you to be entrepreneurial with a solid can-do-approach always leading with the total IKEA network in mind. It will be a position where we think no day looks like the other one (to be discovered). 

In this role, we believe that you will:
•    Be responsible in defining and developing the marketing & communication approach for IKEA R&S and at the same time securing the approach is in line with the IKEA eco system
•    Be responsible to turn insights into marketing intelligence making sure we are always in the forefront and lead with data driven approach
•    Be responsible to set the marketing & communication pre-conditions for R&S to create maximum impact through our marketing and communication activities and processes
•    Define, develop and lead the overall strategic guidelines to enable world class content management and development.
•    Be responsible to explore, develop and set the common long term communication platforms
•    Be responsible to identify business opportunities translating these into marketing strategies and/or innovation initiatives
•    Be responsible to lead the overall innovation agenda with the responsibility to deploy these successfully in the business
•    Contribute to the overall framework agreements within IKEA Network in relation to Marketing & Communication
•    Be responsible for overall knowledge transfer to colleagues within and outside the Marketing & Communication network


In order to be successful in this role you need to have a solid track record of marketing and/or communication development, preferably with an academic degree in Marketing, Communication or equivalent.  We believe you have a passion to develop business and people as well as a curiosity in the future of marketing & communication along with proven organisational and excellent leadership skills. You are a strong entrepreneur, skilled communicator and have the ability to simplify complexity in order to improve business performance. You are a true networker, who builds strong and trustworthy relationships and feel confident in managing and leading cross-functional teams effectively.

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The position will be based in Älmhult, Sweden. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Marketing & Communication Manager, Erika Intiso. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please HR & Competence Manager, Maria Fridh. The last day to send in your application is September 29th. Please submit your documents in English.