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Regional Implementation Project Leader - One Supply Chain programme – IKEA Food

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Project Management Full Time

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Every year over 500 million guests are enjoying the food in IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and IKEA co-worker restaurants. Over the next years, we will continue to strengthen the core of what we do - developing and supplying food which is good for people and the planet.  

Join us now in our journey to build a new supply chain for food at IKEA, where we in the One Supply Chain programme are implementing the move of the ownership for market specific range, purchasing, transport and wholesale from retail to Inter IKEA.

Job description

We are now looking for an Regional Implementation project leader for the roll-out enablement in the exciting journey of building a new One IKEA supply chain for food. As Project Leader you have an instrumental role in implementing and driving organisational readiness and business capability readiness. You will be the link between the PMO / Programme Manager and the local business teams when it comes to enablement factors of going live in each country.

You will work in close collaboration with stakeholders across the full value chain - in retail (Ingka), Inter IKEA wholesaler (ISAG), Inter IKEA Food wholesaler (IFSAG), Supply Chain Operations (SCO), Business Area Food (range) to Category Area Food (purchasing).

The One Supply Chain programme is divided into two major deliverables:

  • Initial consolidation of range, supplier base and logistics to secure quality, compliance and enable affordability. The food range is subject for change in finding the optimal split between global, regional and market specific range. Transfer of supplier contracts and involved co-workers (from Ingka to IFSAG / Inter IKEA). Associated with this there is a need to establish and adopt new ways of working.
  • Enable the supply of food to all IKEA stores globally, with products and setup as per range & supply wished position for food. Thereby optimize processes and IT-support to handle increased volumes/revenue. In connection to this there are process- and IT enablement projects, reporting to the overall programme structure. Such enablement is yet in an early phase including a pilot at a selected market. Global scale-up being the long term objective.


To be a successful Project Leader in the One Supply Chain programme you have strong ability to enable change, motivate and inspire people. You act as role model for collaboration, togetherness, change management and fact-based business leadership. You are able to handle complexity and solve problems with several dimensions. You have high integrity and the ability to establish relationships at all levels of the organisations, based on trust. 

You probably have experience from activity driven roles with roll-out schedule and intense planning in a global business environment. 

Your knowledge and competence;
We believe that our best candidate has a university degree within logistics, economics, business administration and work experience in supply chain management or roll-out projects where circumstances might differ in each local market.

You are excellent in trustful relationships, presentation and communication, have good negotiation skills and wide experience in change management as well as project management methods and tools. You have ability to prioritize, execute and escalate.

More Information

The position is in Malmö or Älmhult, Sweden.

You will report to Martin Serbner, Business Navigation Manager in Category Area Food where we have a combination of financial roles, process developer and project managers.

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English as soon as possible. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA and why you would be a good fit for this role under message to Hiring Manager. If you have any questions regarding this the role or recruitment process  please contact Marie Sandman at +46 768545309.

Please note that we will continuously look at applications so don't delay, make sure to show us your interest in the role as soon as possible, and by 26th of June  at the latest. We look forward to receiving your application!