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Logistics Controller - Joliet, IL

Joliet, Illinois Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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KNOWLEDGE: • University degree (Logistics, Economics) or equivalent working experience. • Commercial business knowledge and cross functional understanding of how IKEA operates. • Good Understanding of CFF Logistical set-up, Operational planning and execution. • Good understanding of IKEA’s strategic landscape and direction. • In-depth knowledge of IKEA business tools, processes and cycles. • Skilled in MS Office, intermediate level skills in MS Excel. MOTIVATION: • Energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people. • Motivated by leading and developing people. • Inspired by working together in an ever-changing multi-dimensional and complex environment. • Motivated by leading through co-creation with colleagues and other IKEA units. • Motivated by sharing and living the IKEA culture and values.


CAPABILITIES: • Business Partnering; tactical and operational business partner, with strong analytical skills, translate business needs into financial consequences and solutions. • Networking; strong network and relationship builder both within and outside of the own organization. • Business acumen; ability to recognize external trends and translate them into business opportunities. • Communication; strong communicator with capacity to influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organization. • Change oriented; to able to handle a constantly changing environment with many different stake holders and demands.


Provide management with information, analysis and expert insight to support, challenge and steer the site(s) towards growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability. • Provide management with scenario plans driven by volume changes, investments and external influences. • Participate actively in the creation and implementation of action plans for a Unit during the BPL process. • Coordinate the Goal processes for the Unit, establishing of budgets, communicate and explain goal. • Secure the functional reporting, Unit DSP Invoice, and commentary according to common rules and deadlines. • Highlight discrepancies between goals and actual results, and identify corrective actions. • Initiate and/or support benchmark activities towards other comparable Units. • Provide the Unit Manager and Market Area CFF management team with reliable navigation information. • Secure and develop a high consciousness of cost within the Unit, initiate cost saving activities. • Secure the performance measurement and support to improve performance of the major KPI’s by being close to operations such as organizing workshop for business improvement, benchmark activities etc. • Facilitate the decision making process by providing the Unit Manager and Market Area CFF management team with tools, analysis and/or evaluations of business potentials. • Contributes to the development by participation in Competence networks. • Can be responsible for the Consolidation of results on a Market Area and or Country level.