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Project Leader – Design Marketing & Communication Strategy, Collaboration & Events

Älmhult, Kronoberg Marketing & Communication Full Time

Job description

Company description

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. 

Inter IKEA Range & Supply, R&S, is a core business within Inter IKEA Group, responsible for developing and supplying the global IKEA range. IKEA of Sweden AB is one of two core units within Range & Supply, and is responsible for developing and determining the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over 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. 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.

Within our Strategy, Collaboration & Events team we work to push IKEA forward and make sure we are truly relevant for people today and in the future. We do this by defining common creative starting points and scale up story making. We identify new collaborations to be spearheads to driving IKEA forward into exploring and learning about new topics and reaching new people. And we make our business priorities come to life through communication and events both internal and external.


Job description

Are you stimulated by working in a fast-paced, creative and future-oriented environment?

Can you lead the team in delivering projects with high strategic communication quality within the scope, time and costs agreed? Including maintaining stakeholder relationships, leading new project discussions, defining resource requirements, and managing the development of creative communication from creation to production delivery.
As well as :

  • Accountable for the on-time, on-brief, on-budget delivery of the project while ensuring a smart and lean approach from creation to production.
  • Lead the project scope, debrief development, process, deliverables, budget, resources andlegal compliance, expectations, timeframes, and quality of the end product, including communicating key metrics to stakeholders.
  • Consider the assignment in the larger context, ensure the project’s relevance towar strategic directions, such as safeguard relevant IKEA Strategies.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships, ensuring needs are fulfilled throughout the project.
  • Secure to the appropriate talent for the project's requirements, ensuring the right talentis assigned to the right project tasks. Clarifying and inspire creative teams throughout the process.
  • Secure an understanding of the creative approach and communication concept to identify the appropriate production approach and options.
  • Lead contract negotiations with freelancers and production partners in collaboration with the Assignment leader.

Qualification

To be successful in this role

You need to have extensive experience as the main Account/Project Manager with a proven track record of executing large projects for international clients that have been proven exceptionally successful.
As well as:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Marketing or Communication.
  • Broad work experience leading projects within communication, marketing or related fields.
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing creative teams, creative process and knowing how to lead the different phases.
  • Industry and market relevant knowledge within communication & marketing.
  • Retail experience.
  • Proven ability to lead a team of creative specialists, manage project budget, scope, resourcing, deliver on-time and on-budget.
  • Experience working with a multichannel approach (foresee production of content for different channels).
  • Experience working with complex organizational structures that involve many stakeholders.
  • Excellent proven communication skills: verbal, written, listening, and presenting with an expertise in negotiating.
  • Passion for life at home and about leading and developing people.
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.

More Information

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest 27th of February 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. Please send us your application in English today!

If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to contact Mia Malmström at mia.malmstrom@inter.ikea.com. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Marie Sandman on +46 768545309