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Development & Transformation Program Manager

Bengaluru, Karnataka - Explore location Business Development Full Time

Job description


As a person you are passionate about people, business, IKEA’s purpose and continuously driving better performance. You are energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people as well as motivated by leading and developing people.

For this role we believe you have - Proven project experience (7+ years), demonstrating strong leadership capabilities and successful track record in managing business change. Proven experience (5+ years) in stakeholder management. 5 years leadership experience in changing and or complex environments. Fluent written and spoken English

Further to this you have broad knowledge and experience in

• Excellent knowledge of coaching techniques
• Very good knowledge of programme and project management methodology
• Very good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programs
• Very good knowledge of change management methods and tools
• Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
• Energy, drive and commitment to deliver better solutions for Ingka.
• Inspired by contributing to the nature of change
• High commitment to business goals by delivering results and make things happen.
• Passion to lead and develop business through people in the unknown
• Effective interpersonal, networking and stakeholder management skills
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Excellent in leading in the unknown
• Excellent to lead through change.
• Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
• Ability to re-shape, reconfigure and re-align situations


The Programme Manager is responsible for delivering organisation-wide change by coordinating the programme’ s projects and managing their inter-dependencies including oversight of risks and issues arising. It includes the co-ordination of the new capability for the business to enable effective change and realization of projected benefits. To lead the programme covering projects from different parts and aspects of the business under the umbrella of development. The role creates and maintains focus, enthusiasm and momentum, and is responsible for the overall integrity and coherence of the programme. They develop and maintain the programme environment to support each individual project within it.

You Will:

• Plan and design the programme framework and pro-actively monitor its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
• Define and maintain the programmes governance arrangements
• Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards
• Manage the programmes budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
• Lead a function of line reports of project mgrs. and project resources, that are leading projects transforming IKEA.
• Ensure the delivery of outcomes of the projects are to the required quality, on time and within budget in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements
• Evolve the programme in line with business needs and opportunities
• Manage effective communication with all stakeholders
• Recruit, lead, and develop a high performing project team
• Document the programme learnings, adopting a continuous improvement approach and transferring the resulting transformation capability to the wider organisation.


To envision and enable the Ingka of tomorrow by challenging the status quo, clarifying and simplifying with content and structure, co-creating with the many and inspiring with creativity