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Project Leader

Bengaluru, Karnataka Project Management Full Time

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KEY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES AND PROVEN SKILLS ? Strong Project Management skills ? Proven advanced training in PPS (Practical Project Steering) for project leaders or equivalent ? Minimum 5 years of experience of developing businesses and delivering results ? Minimum 2 years of experience in leading and influencing teams ? Minimum 3 years as a Project Leader in retail ? Experience from managing change in a complex business environment ? Good knowledge and understanding of whole retail IKEA Establishment process (eg. Business Case, PDI, Project Design phase and Commercial Brief) ? Strong experience of working and steering through financial tools (eg. Investment Request (IR), P&L) ? Retail country experience ? Multicultural experience JOB-SPECIFIC CAPABILITIES ? Good analytical skills ? Good administrative skills ? Ability to take responsibility from start to end, achieve goals and keep deadlines ? Excellent leadership capabilities - ability to lead, coach and influence/challenge a large team of co-workers and colleagues ? Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trustful relationships and to motivate others ? Ability to communicate verbally, visually and in writing in an inspirational way with IKEA tone of voice ? Ability to prioritise and make decisions with speed and simplicity KNOWLEDGE ? Proven and strong project management and cost management skills ? Knowledge of how to improve existing ways of working ? Knowledge of IKEA Retailing experience and standards ? Knowledge of IKEA Retail Establishment and connected processes ? Knowledge about Ingka governance process and elaboration of investment requests ? Knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, values and vision ? Knowledge of local Retail Country strategies, priorities and expansion planning process ? Knowledge of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders in IKEA ? Knowledge of the IKEA multichannel shopping experience ? Ability to take a holistic view of a global organisation and identify business opportunities accordingly MOTIVATION ? Passionate about creating an IKEA fit for the future ? Motivated by increasing customer value ? Energized by driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through collaboration ? Inspired by working together in an ever-changing multi-dimensional environment ? Motivated by finding new ways through co-creation with colleagues and other IKEA units ? Motivated by sharing and living the IKEA culture and values PURPOSE OF JOB Responsible for the realization of the project objectives according to the specific project brief of one or several Establishment Projects. Contribute to development and continuous improvement of the way of working in Establishment.


Job specific key tasks and responsibilities ? Accountable for the project budget ? Responsible to deliver a project within time, budget and quality ? Responsible to make final decisions in a project ? Take a leading role in the commercial planning and build up activities for the pre-projects ? Responsible to ensure a proper handover of projects to the line organisation ? Document lessons learned through the project phases as well as a secure final report after the customer meeting point opening ? Responsible for steering group reporting ? Work across different functions and lead people in different projects ? Cordinate the the planning process with Group Expansion ? Take lead in working across functions within Ingka Group and collaborate with other IKEA units ? Take lead in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values ? Lead positive change, and contribute to building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided by the People and Planet Positive commitments


PURPOSE OF FUNCTION With the customer at the heart of everything we do, Expansion takes responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic expansion plan in the country. Expansion acts upon business needs based on insights and optimize accessibility to enable maximum penetration of the country. Expansion is responsible for implementing our retailing concepts and securing that we fully utilize our assets in the new world of IKEA – all at lowest cost, with economy of scale and sustained profitability.