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Architect at Customer meeting points

Helsingborg, Skåne County Expansion Full Time

Job description

About Inter IKEA and Core Business Franchise

Inter IKEA Systems B.V is the franchisor and the owner of the IKEA Concept, including the IKEA trademarks. In Core Business Franchise we are responsible for the IKEA strategic framework and keeping it together through an IKEA Concept that is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up together with all IKEA trademark users. We enable people in the value chain by developing new ways of working supported by process, methods, tools and services, and we also develop the business by leading:

  • The development of solutions that will ensure a unique and successful meeting with existing and new IKEA customers.

  • When and how IKEA expands, enabling one common way of working with high impact at low cost.

We offer an open working environment where everyone feels comfortable to experiment, try new ways and dare to ask: What if…? And we offer possibilities for you to develop yourself and your career globally.

About the assignment

We provide unique IKEA specialist competence in developing, improving, designing, establishing and operating Customer meeting points based on a market approach across all IKEA markets.

We coach, mentor, support and challenge IKEA retailers in their expansion plans.

We cooperate with our IKEA franchisees in 48 countries all over the world. We work in a multicultural environment, were we are comfortable to use English (spoken and written) to communicate.  Travel to meet our customers and our business partners is also part of our job.

About the role:

As an Architect in Customer meeting points you:

  • Lead IKEA expansion projects by delivering according to our processes together with peers across the totality of IKEA.

  • Take an active role in the team and collaborate with other retail architects in various projects and activities.

  • Contribute in the development of frameworks (consisting of requirements, principles and guidelines) for assigned customer meeting points.

  • Facilitate, plan and produce retail architecture design, in cooperation with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

  • Actively grow and maintain the professional network within physical and digital retail design.

  • Participate and lead generation thinking in the development of IKEA meeting points in a multi-channel environment.

About you

  • Degree in architecture (Master degree certificate from an Architecture education or equivalent working experience) and the experience of working as an architect.

  • Proven skills in creative leadership, used to coach both colleagues as well as customers.

  • Good understanding of how global trends and developments can impact IKEA, especially in the area of retail, consumer behavior, digital technology, economy, sustainability, life at home, design, media and communication.

  • You have the ability to keep the strategic focus and at the same time bring it down to tactical solutions.

  • You are a driven architect with a genuine interest in exploring and developing retail design with an agile approach.

  • You have strong interpersonal skills and find it easy to build relationships and earn trust, with an IKEA value based approach. Excellent communication skill and proven experience in both coaching and facilitation.

  • You are taking responsibility for action and results, making things happen and are interested in solving challenges by thinking flow oriented.

We see that you have a fearless attitude towards digital technology, a “maker mind-set” (3D modelling and printing, virtual reality, visualizations, social media, etc.) with an interest for experience design and a genuine interest in continuous learning


You have a solid background working as an architect with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the business and also a broad knowledge of working with ideation and creative processes. You have experience from different fields and can link them to retail architecture.

Does this sound like your next challenge? We welcome your application!

Does this sound like your next challenge? We welcome your application! It is a full time position. The position is currently located in Helsingborg but the position will be moved to Malmö latest 1 January 2021. International travel will be required. Please send your application – CV and motivation letter - In English by May 6st 2019. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at Inter IKEA Systems and why you would be a good fit for this role.

For questions contact Giuseppe Grosso +4673 - 854 74 22 or Milena Carinci +4670 - 927 91 29