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Master Data Leader, IKEA Core Business Supply

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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About us 

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. You will be part of IKEA Supply and the Supply Chain Development organisation. IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost. 

Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities. 

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About the job

We are looking for someone who will contribute to developing and establishing master data management practices in IKEA Supply. As part of the Information Management team in the Supply Data & Technology department, you will drive collaboration across IKEA Supply teams on a given master data domain, providing technical and functional leadership. Together with your peers across Inter IKEA, you will be defining and implementing policies, controls and programs to secure data quality, accessibility and re-usability. You will also drive continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices, methodologies, tools and materials across the Master Data Management community.

More specifically, in this role, you will be responsible for:

·       Lead and work closely together with peers across the totality of Inter IKEA and across IKEA to strengthen and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer.

·       Build, lead and inspire the community on a given master data domain, bringing passion and expertise on data management practices, data modelling and supply chain business processes

·       Contribute to building and delivering the information management vision, principles and guidelines for IKEA Supply. Ensure that the business value connected to master data management is well understood and used in the decision-making process.

·       Embed the master data management practices in all initiatives in IKEA Supply, working proactively with product / applications teams and ultimately developing a data culture.

·       Active member of the Inter IKEA Information Management area of expertise, fostering a culture of support, collaboration, can do attitude and continuous improvement.

In this role you will report to our Information Management Manager at IKEA Supply and work closely with the management teams for Supply Architecture, for Supply Data & Analytics and for major transformation initiatives like the IKEA Supply ERP program. 

Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board! 


About you

We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing company in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.

We’re doing some amazing things in IKEA Supply chain; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong leader able to inspire and mobilize people towards clearly set objectives. We are looking for a visionary, pragmatic and adaptable leader with strong willpower. You are curious and able to build relationships in order to establish strong trust between the information management community and its stakeholders. You are passionate about creating value from data and information management and you enjoy working close to business and used to identify and capture business opportunities and deliver results with high sense of urgency by building relationships and networks. You will together with peers lead the framing of master data management for defined digital transformation areas and secure that we follow defined data and information principles.

We expect you to have very good knowledge of IT and digital organizations, strategies and working methods and a solid experience and track record in information management, master data management or data domain management. You have had hands on experience in managing data and information in Franchisor and/or global Application landscapes in supply chain environments. Ideally you also have had exposure in building and managing master data management communities, introducing the necessary solutions and balancing business needs with IT capabilities and developments. Embracing agile practices and ways of working in an entrepreneurial environment is to your advantage.

You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for collaborative spirit and how you lead with strong focus on both technology and people. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines.

The IKEA culture and values are crucial for our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website or just watch this video:

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Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Marc Molinaro, IKEA Supply Digital Manager,

This position is located in Älmhult, Sweden or Pratteln, Switzerland. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email.  We look forward to receiving your application at the latest October 3rd , 2021.

You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the People & Culture Leader Dan Gustafsson at