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Logistic Manager

Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg Logistics & Supply Chain Full Time

Job description

IKEA customers cannot wait to buy and enjoy the home furnishing products they have seen on the IKEA website, in the IKEA catalogue and in the IKEA store. Your challenging task as In-store Logistics Manager is to help ensure they get what they are looking for. You lead and inspire your team and use your retail logistics expertise to secure goods availability goals, efficient low-cost goods flow processes, agreed performance of goods deliveries to customers and overall logistics competence in the store.

Your tasks will include:
  • creating the store’s business plan based on global and national priorities, and local market needs together with your colleagues as a member of the store management group.
  • using strategic directions and business plan goals to develop and implement a clear logistics plan for your store with your logistics team. You ensure this plan is clearly understood by your team and that they know how they can actively contribute to achieving its goals.
  • sharing your specialist know-how with your commercial team partners and other functions, such as ordering, space and capacity planning, physical goods flow, supporting product change activities and replenishing sales spaces in a cost-efficient way in order to secure an exciting and inspiring customer shopping experience.
  • securing the monitoring and control of the logistics development in your store. You also act decisively and take actions to achieve the budgeted costs, performance measures and the goals defined in your store logistics plan.
  • empowering your team by delegating responsibility to help them grow and develop, according to their individual ability and experience.

Your knowledge, skills and experience include:
  • a proven track record of achieving goals and creating success.
  • managerial and leadership experience, preferably gained in a retail or supply chain environment, backed by the skills to inspire, motivate and develop a strong team based on the IKEA values.
  • experience of setting and implementing action plans, setting budgets and following up goals.
  • ability to explain goals, set expectations, provide clear direction and give open and honest feedback when managing poor performance.
  • a common-sense approach to objective decision-making based on a clear analysis of the information available.
IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.