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HR Manager

Groningen, Groningen People & HR Full Time

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You are passionate about both people and business. You have a strong personal leadership in line with the IKEA values and you are highly successful in bringing out the best in others. You find energy and motivation in releasing others’ potential, allowing them to grow. You truly believe all IKEA co-workers are leaders, regardless of their position in the organization, and have the knowledge and skills to secure personal leadership development. Thanks to your excellent communication skills you have the ability to create strong and trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You are strategic at heart and tactical in practice. You adopt global strategies and only adapt when truly necessary. At the same time you are brave and willing to explore new paths, always daring to do something different when needed. You have a good understanding of business and how to drive the people agenda through others. You have several years of previous experience from both leadership and HR, preferably from a larger organization or similar business. In addition to your experience your personality and leadership capabilities will be of outmost importance.


The People & Culture Manager is an important part of the management team of any IKEA unit, responsible for ensuring that the business and the people strategy are driven together, both in line with global guidelines and local needs. A major part of your role is to challenge and develop our HR processes in close cooperation with your team. This includes ensuring that the HR strategies are translated into actions in the most effective and efficient way, hence actively contributing to the growth of the business through people. Together with the Business Navigation Manager you are responsible for the distribution of budget hours between the unit departments, according to the need of the business and the co-worker, enabling an effective and efficient people planning process. In this role you will report to the Store Manager. As Unit People & Culture Manager you are a business partner, and together with our leaders you attract, challenge, support and develop our co-workers and leaders. You proactively work with organizational development, leadership development, competence development, coaching, recruitment, work environment and change management etc. Together with the management team you are responsible for securing an up-to-date succession planning progress and plan by influencing the managers in developing talents and high-performing potentials. You work in a fast-paced and continuously changing customer-centric environment, with a focus on and passion for co-workers, customers and sales. You have a team of HR Generalists and Staff planning Specialists reporting to you.


At the heart of our business are people. We create a better everyday life together by living our shared values and safeguarding our unique culture. To create an inspiring IKEA experience we need to make sure our co-workers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way. The purpose of the People and Culture function is to secure the competence and organisation to reach our business ambitions. To succeed, we are focusing on three movements: 1. People choose IKEA for what we stand for 2. Engaged IKEA people with customers at heart 3. A modern, lean and agile IKEA fit for growth


- Work environment at one of the fastest growing international retailers at the moment; - Working for an organization with a real mission. Did you know we won the award for the most sustainable retailer?; - An exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader in life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. Are you interested? Do you see yourself in this role? If so, you can apply through this website. We look forward to receive your motivation. What else is important - An integrity check with the alert register of the Stichting Fraude Aanpak Detail Handel (foundation for combating fraud in the retail sector) forms part of the application procedure. -We reserve the right to close the vacancy before the closing date mentioned or to prolong it.