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Engineering Manager – Order Management In Fulfilment, Group Digital, INGKA Group

Helsingborg, Sweden - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full time

Job description

Our team within IKEA

Hej! I am Per and privileged to lead the Order Management engineering teams at IKEA. I thought I would share why I work at IKEA and why I hope you would want to join as well.

The “happy dynamic” spirit I met when joining IKEA really blew me away, it gives you an opportunity to take part in a unique and amazing company culture with values that spoke to me as a person; simplicity, togetherness, and caring for people and the planet. These values are shown as strong, and they underpin and guide us in our everyday work life, in discussions, decisions, and activities. Combining this with our vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people” – for customers, but also for our co-workers and the people who work at our suppliers, means that you will work and thrive in a true people-positive work environment. I have met some incredible people here, very low ego, supportive, and absolutely committed to leading home-furnishing retail into the future by putting the customer at the heart of all we do.

Entrepreneurship is in the IKEA DNA, and it fits very well with the power of product focus and autonomy. Our teams are meant to be diverse because it leads to outcomes that are more hard-working, simpler, and inclusive. We have 50% male/women managers within IKEA and the commitment is to have this in every part of the organization. Also, our leaders consistently ensure that my job is a part of having an excellent quality of life – We know when people are happy, they do their best work.

Who you are

What is this amazing opportunity?

We have set out to change everything (almost!) and we need to change now! We are redefining a global iconic brand which in itself is breathtaking, and within Order Management we are creating the digital equivalent of flat packages. The change is formulated in ten jobs here: Five of the jobs are underpinned by the amazing work we will do in Fulfilment, Logistics & Inventory Management.

There are some interesting challenges to address:

•Build and own the technology that underpins our global business. Across 377 stores, 40+ fulfillment centers, Click & Collect solutions, Final mile delivery, and services like an installation in our customers’ homes.
•Create a new IKEA, by building the capability to dynamically flex fulfillment across all our network, buildings, transport, and partners - responding to situations like the COVID-19 pandemic in near real-time to meet our customer's needs and minimize the impact on the planet.
•Transform the current landscape into a modern technology stack that will enable us to test and learn quickly to meet our customers' demands & provide a highly available, resilient & secure service.

We are big believers in enabling our leaders to act with autonomy and as such you would lead on the technical decisions of how you want to build and implement your products. At Ingka Group Digital we operate in many different domains so the internal growth opportunities are fantastic.

What would we ask from you?

•To be resilient and compassionate in the face of the challenge of doing open heart surgery on the IKEA business – redefining our current landscape into something for the next evolution of IKEA.
•To enjoy forming your teams with a DevOps mentality to develop new, scalable, enterprise technology, able to run our global operations 24/7.
•We believe you have a steadfast passion and vision for meeting the customer promise. Motivating engineers to be outcome focused and innovate/learn to solve business problems.
•That you are passionate about our vision values - values like togetherness, simplicity, and leading by example are all a natural part of your every day working life at IKEA. As a person you have phenomenal willpower and the ability to create passion around you, to dare to challenge conventions and make mistakes.
•You have a demonstrated ability as an engineering manager with a track record of establishing teams at pace and still creating happy and focused teams.
•BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field
•proven experience in software development, technology architecture, and/or IT service delivery
•To have learned the lessons and can inspire others to why the following practices are important to move towards: Version control of every component / Deployment automation / Continuous integration / Trunk-based development / Test automation / Test data management / Shift left on security / Loosely coupled architecture / Empowered Teams / Proactive monitoring.
•To bring your whole self to work and have fun building a better everyday life for the many.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

If you are passionate about technology and innovation and are looking for an opportunity to lead a team of dedicated engineers, we encourage you to apply to join our team.
In this role, you will work with the Product engineering manager of the Order Management sub-domain. The role is based in Helsingborg, Sweden.

You might have some questions about the role, or the recruitment process and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect, please get in touch with recruiter

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously. We look forward to hearing from you!