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Communications Specialist

Bang Yai, Changwat Nonthaburi Marketing & Communication Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job description

  • Spot risks and opportunities for communication. Develop an annual Communication SWOT analysis and working with store management team to develop a plan of action for internal communication with SMART goals.
  • Deliver local communication support during operational or reputational crisis situations, working in matrix with SO Corporate Communication, Risk and your management team to deliver aligned internal communication
  • Maintain knowledge of store priorities and commercial goals at all times, advising leaders of best channels for sharing information and developing communication competence.
  • Support leaders in delivering inspiring and clear messages about changes and/or developments within their teams/projects – giving guidance and support to secure strong PowerPoint Presentations, internal news announcements and more. You craft key messages and provide supporting “proofs” to support strategic communication.
  • Communicate internally the benefits of working for IKEA
  • Support Learning & Development and HR teams to communicate offers for learning – amplifying the HR IDEA and projecting the IKEA store as a place where people can grow.
  • Engagement Activities: Take a leading role in driving co-worker engagement, working closely with HR and the Sports and Recreation Committee to drive participation in social outings and securing good communication before and after events.


  • A degree/diploma in journalism, public relations or communications or at least two years of working experience.
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to give communication guidance. Must be able to identify and craft key messages with supporting ‘proofs’
  • Proven excellence in writing and public speaking. Fluent in English and the prominent local language.
  • Strong drive. Problem-solving approach.
  • Outgoing manner, with ability to engage co-workers at all levels.
  • Knowledge of communication planning – setting objectives, measuring outcomes.
  • Tech savvy. Ability to use iMac to develop creative content such as slide shows and short movies. Knowledge of SharePoint 2010 or 2013 a definite asset.
  • Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other web-based applications.
  • Knowledge of IKEA, its products and its Values an asset.

More Information

Please apply by 31 July 2019