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Logistics Controller - Joliet, IL

Joliet, Illinois Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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WHY WE WILL LOVE YOU

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.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

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.

TOGETHER AS A TEAM

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.