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<IKEA Japan> Development & Transformation Programme Manager, FT

Chiba, Chiba - Explore location Business Development Full Time

Job description


・Energy, drive and commitment to deliver better solutions for Ingka by transforming business based on good understanding of IKJP business strategy and key agenda.
・Passion to lead and develop business through people in the unknown
・High commitment to business goals by delivering results and make things happen through cross functional collaboration.
・Senior level of project management skill and stakeholder management
・Very good knowledge of change management methods and tools
・Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
・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


・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.


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 realisation 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.

"At IKEA, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities"
Diversity is a key to success; diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.
We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.
IKEA Japan would like to explore together. If you have a passion for this position, please don’t hesitate to apply!
Let’s get closer to our vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people” together!