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Technical Project Leader - IKEA Digital Lab

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

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Technical Project Leader

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. We use insights from real life at home all over the world, learning about the needs and dreams of people. We use our home furnishing knowledge to help inspire people with ideas and solutions that will help them live the life they want. 

At IKEA Marketing & Communication AB (IMC), we’re people-centric, have a passion for making great stuff, and we aim to be the best communication partner for the whole of IKEA. We work closely and together with our colleagues across IKEA, creating state-of-the-art communication at the lowest price. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we’re a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because in order to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. Nonetheless, we never forget our Swedish heritage that forms the backbone of who we are today. 

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. 
Do you also believe in celebrating the everyday life? Do you want to be part of making it happen from idea to paper or pixel? Then keep on reading. 

Job description

In this job you will lead all projects and activities within IKEA Digital Lab. Plan projects & processes that explore, evaluate and secure patent for new technology and its possibility to improve IKEA customer and co-worker user experience. Lead transfer of knowledge and encourage innovation thinking within IKEA Marketing & Communication.

Further on you will:

  • Lead several projects and activities simultaneously, within IKEA Digital Lab.
  • Plan projects & processes that explore and evaluate new technology and its possibility to improve IKEA customer and co-worker user experience.
  • Lead and/or co-ordinate people from different organisations.
  • Be part of creating legal agreement and setting up collaborations with external experts and innovators in explorations of technical solution.


You are passioned to learn new things and a have a hands on attitude. You are innovative and creative with a positive attitude towards challenges. You enjoy collaborating and work in teams and new constellation both with internal and external stakeholders.

You have capability to envision future technology use cases and break them down to user experiences, great understanding of Information Technology and different production models and you enjoy working with and lead people in different contexts

More Information

This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our building, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world.  

Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you! 

We look forward to receiving your application in English and link to previous work as soon as you have decided that this could be something for you. Please state in your application for which of the areas you have the most experience and passion.  

To get to know the history of the team, the company you will be part of and context of our work within spatial computing, please watch the video below showcasing some of the past work and the areas the team is engaging in going forward (start at 40 min in if you are in a rush). If you want to listen to a podcast then this is available  Both of these are with the hiring manager.  

This position was posted on the 4th of October and may be online for up to 3 weeks following this date. We do not have an application deadline for this position. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate.  

If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Martin Enthed by mail If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter, Jonas Levin at +46 70 7956805

Please note; We appreciate to get your application through our recruitments system and not by mail.

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