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Product owner- Marketing & Communication

Älmhult, Kronoberg Engineering & Technology Full Time

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Company description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the woods in the south of Sweden? In Älmhult you can. IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions available to the many people.

IKEA is in a transformation journey with the aim to combine our home furnishing knowledge with modern digital technology’s to enables an agile, relevant and personal experience for the many people. Some of the top priorities for digitalization of marketing communication is to enable effective creation and distribution of impactful, relevant and updated content across all channels and markets, while enabling collaboration with partners and external parties across the globe. To ensure 100% impact as well as 100% accessibility and 0% waste, the ambition is to be data-driven, using analytics and intelligence for effective planning, executing, tracking and following up marketing plans, to reach the many people and increase ROI.

This is a how. To support the journey, we create a common hub and innovation lighthouse for all communications related digital initiatives setting the direction, guidelines and processes including execution and governance of digital communications across IKEA entities and channels. As part of this journey we are  nowlooking for a Product owner to join our team

Job description

As Product owner you will lead the design and development of one or more of our Martech related products. This roles requires both a strategical business understanding as well as a technical understanding for the specific area. You will lead the development of the respective product using an agile way of working in combination with Ikea processes. There will be several positions as product owners available focusing on areas such as digital content (DAM, PIM, CMS, API’s), content creation and communication. Take part in design and development of digital capabilities and business opportunities into Marketing & Communication to enable creation of impactful communication across channels and markets for IKEA customers and co-workers

Your assignment will include:

  • Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities 
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Secure a successful implementation of the strategic and technical roadmap for Marketing & Communication to enable creation of impactful communication across channels and markets for IKEA customers and co-workers
  • In close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders you will shape ideas into concrete product features and deliver new business potential
  • Proactively evaluate new technology and market trends and provide technology/digital recommendations and new capabilities in order to deliver better business result.
  • Be part of defining our digital strategy and the marketing related technology roadmap to meet our ambitions   
  • Lead the design and delivery of the product by applying relevant IKEA process and its methods and tools, securing delivery to set objectives
  • Lead the creation and of tailored, highly capable teams, securing critical competence to successfully deliver specific exploration challenges
  • Actively support colleagues in the journey of digital transformation.
  • Establish and maintain collaboration and partnership with critical stakeholders internally and externally
  • Communicate and be a spokesperson for M&C Digital Transformation internally and externally
  • Challenge our existing ways of working by introducing new ways and thinking


You are passionate about business and technology and appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning trends and requirements into practice. You get energized by working interdependently in agile teams. You are the type of person that can manage to see the big picture as well as the details and you collaborate and communicate with you stakeholders to build trust and partnership in order to reach our common goals.

You will bring with you deep understanding and experience of defining features combined with a understanding of the current and future digital technology trends, industry standards  and software development. You know how to work in an Agile, DevOps working set-up and how to deliver cloud-based solutions.

You have knowledge of following areas:

  • Previous experience as product owner preferable in the Martech field
  • Thorough experience from software development of relevant technology projects in an international company and environment
  • University degree in Computer science, Marketing, Communication or equivalent
  • Experience from design and delivery of digital communication platforms such as Digital Asset Management, Product Information Management, Content Management, API creation, cloud services, marketing automation, CRM and e-commerce
  • Experience with agile development practices, in which requirements and solution evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organising cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to deliver easy-to-use solutions for technologically complex problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in digital channels technological developments and digital transformation
  • Have the ability to turn insights into actions and follow up on pre-defined KPIs
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment and have a great attention to details
  • Several years of experience in team leadership
  • Can easily see the bigger picture, set right priorities for yourself and lead others to do so too
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, a strategic mind-set and are always focused on potential improvements and results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business-leaders and Technology Leadership

More Information

Sounds interesting?

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest 8th of April 2020. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Digital Transformation Manager Ulrika Brodin at If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Marie Sandman on +46 768545309,