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Business Navigation & Operations Manager

Johor Bahru, Johor Leadership & Management Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.


Job description

About the job

Providing finance and administrative support, cash/bank reconciliation, and high accuracy level of reporting. Steering the business towards sustained long term profitability by being driven by the IKEA business idea, culture and values.

Your assignment

  • Lead the store Business Plan process together with the store manager and management team and proactively working with local market data to understand people’s life at home and our customers experience in our different touch points to provide relevant insight.
  • Drive and coordinate the financial business planning process and secure that the financial dimensions are aligned with the store challenges and priorities while involving and creating commitment among stakeholders when setting goals.
  • Together with the commercial team identify commercial opportunities and promote the use of business case thinking when evaluating and acting on these.
  • Having the full understanding of the Profit & Loss for the store and steer actions to provide a store in shape as new, reducing costs and considering all impact on the P&L.
  • Follow up the result and create forecasts and (if needed) activate scenario plans. 
  • Optimize and develop the store results and performance continuously by implementing best practices, using close the gap to identify opportunities and follow-up benchmarks KPIs.
  • Provide relevant, user-friendly business information, promoting standardized reporting and securing competence in the organization to allow for analysis and understanding of performance to make optimal business decisions.
  • Secure that all investments are done with a proper analysis or business ROI considering all aspect of the different projects Lead and develop leaders and teams in the areas of responsibility of the BNO function. Identify and develop talents and secure succession planning.
  • Provide a safe, secure and compliant environment for our customers, suppliers and co-workers. Secure implementation of relevant rules and guidelines in the areas of Risk and compliance, cash administration routines, accounting rules etc.
  • I am seen by co-workers in all functions as an approachable, trustworthy and knowledgeable speaking partner who leads by example and taking a multidimensional approach to steering the business. 

Qualification
  • Degree in Business/Finance/Economics or related field.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strategic business partner, with analytical skills able to translate business needs into financial consequences and solutions.
  • Good communication skills with ability to influence and create energy and commitment within the organization.
  • Strong sense of urgency and result orientation.
  • Ability to recognize outside trends relevant for your local market and translate them into business opportunities.

More Information

Please apply by 30 April 2020.