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Real Estate Manager, North America, Group Real Estate

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania - Explore location Real Estate & Leasing Full Time

Job description


You are innovative with a passion for doing business and leading business and people together. We believe you have a long term oriented and strategic approach. Contributing to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality, that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers, motivates you.

To succeed in this role you have Ingka business experience with exposure to Real Estate business and background in business management and Real Estate from Ingka and experience from managerial positions. You have proven skills in developing people and provide support, coaching, training, and career direction to others. You have ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English and academic degree in engineering/business/economics or similar.

You have knowledge in following areas:

· Portfolio management

· Budget management

· Business risk management

· Project management

· Change management

· Human resources

· 3 dimensions of sustainability

You are able to demonstrate general leadership ability and effectiveness. You are encouraged to stimulate creative ideas and perspectives that adds value. You explore alternatives to reach outcomes acceptable to all parties. Providing guidance and feedback to maximize performance of individuals and/or groups inspires you. You develop virtual and other collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives.


As a Real Estate Manager for North America you will lead and develop all aspects of the Real Estate business in in your cluster countries according to the Ingka Real Estate scope.

You will:

• Lead and manage the Real Estate organizations to ensure execution of the real estate scope in Ingka
• Ensuring appropriate resources are available to manage the real estate business and all projects in the cluster from start to finish.
• Responsible to optimize the value and efficiency of each property in a sustainable way.
• Responsible to deliver a safe, compliant, sustainable and innovative property solution based on business needs.
• Ensure that co-workers and external partners, when needed, has up-to-date awareness and understanding of all frameworks, guidelines and initiatives issued by Group Real Estate.
• Responsible to provide forecasts, follow-ups, 5 year rolling plan and provide input to investment budgets.
• Managing and developing the team’s competence and performance in order to achieve the real estate scope in Ingka and actively support succession planning.
• Create an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers.
• Ensure a safe environment for co-workers and external consultants and contractors in accordance with the IKEA health and safety policy


As engaged, open minded and curious experts in all parts of the real estate business we take responsibility for the real estate business at Ingka Group as a trustworthy, appreciated and wanted business partner. We secure new and maintain existing physical locations in order to meet the needs of the many people. We provide
strategic insight based on our knowledge and understanding of the Ingka real estate portfolio.