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People & Culture (Human Resources) Manager, IKEA Retail, Gdańsk

Gdańsk, Pomerania - Explore location People & HR Full Time

Job description


You see things a little differently. So do we. Leadership at IKEA is simple, clear and humble. We’re not fans of bureaucracy and complicated hierarchy. We invest in your passions and encourage you to grow with them. Come see things a little differently with us.

Who you are:

• have 2-3 years managerial experience in People & Culture (Human Resources),
• know how to plan, attract, identify, recruit, develop, reward and support both co-workers and leaders and their careers,
• can obtain information and transform it in order to prioritize People & Culture,
• have ability to set expectations and provide a clear direction, create and manage long term plans, set budgets, goals, and follow up on KPIs,
• know how to move from a strategic perspective to specific actions,
• can work in an environment full of changes and leading the change,
• act as an IKEA values Ambassador and share them with co-workers by leading by example,
• passionate about people and unlocking their potential to contribute to business results and to a great co-worker experience,
• strong leader, with the capacity to handle multiple priorities, initiatives, interfaces and tasks,
• have excellent networking skills combined with the ability to build trust and long-term relationships,
• engaged & committed to develop & deliver business results by optimizing performance through people,
• apply your business knowledge and leverage digital best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives,
• fluent in Polish and English (spoken and written).


• active member of the Store Management team and business partner for the Market Manager on behalf of People & Culture in all employee matters,
• managing, developing and motivating the People & Culture and Store Managers team, aiming to provide employees with the best experience,
• contributing to building local competences and business results, together with Store Managers, by setting goals and working on them,
• providing development and training at the store level, with the support of People & Culture Generalist or Market Area Learning Delivery Specialist,
• compliance and ensuring compliance of local activities with the IKEA Group documents (Code of Conduct, Policies, Standards, Rules) and regulations adopted by the organization, as well as with legal requirements applicable to the operations of the function,
• implementing an effective employee relationship plan that ensures compliance of all areas in the store with the principles of employment relations, and adheres to procedures, law and local principles in all local contacts with employees,
• ensuring that IKEA internal communication is consistent, well perceived and based on IKEA values,
• promoting IKEA values, culture and leadership by example.


As People & Culture (Human Resources) Manager, you'll be a business partner for the Market Manager and provide support to a team of managers. You will also lead the People & Culture team in a way that will translate human resource management strategies into activities that enable you to achieve the goal of the function in the most effective and efficient way possible. Through your actions, you'll create a work environment where IKEA values and culture are alive and present.


Learn more and apply on

Due to the fact that this position requires specific competences, please submit your application online including CV, letter of motivation and all other relevant documents that you would like to share.


• that you would stay with us for a longer time - we provide a contract of employment,
• that you would develop and build your skill with us – together we will create a development path that will suit your needs,
• to ensure the safety of you and your family - we provide medical care, Pension Plan and Accident Insurance,
• to appreciate your achievements,
• to give you the opportunity to choose additional benefits ex. cafeteria programme (including eg. Multisport card) – learn more on

The home furnishing market is expected to triple in Poland by 2035 and IKEA is at the forefront of this growth. With strong expansion plans, we are creating opportunities for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who want to develop themselves, people and the business! We grow and we need you!