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Business Navigation Analyst

Leiden, South Holland Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come and see things a little differently with us. You have 5+ years with increased responsibility in relevant business steering or finance related field and previous experience in business performance management, corporate finance and/or financial management, preferably in a multinational organization. You have the ability to communicate confidently in English (both spoken and written) and have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business / Finance / Economics or a related field. You have a good knowledge of project management processes, including methods and tools and how to integrate them. You also have a good understanding of data science, new technologies, analytics and their wide ranging application in business context. You get energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people. As a person you are flexible, multi-task, fast learner and pro-active, comfortable handling unclear or unpredictable situations; you can work under pressure, meet required deadlines and know how to prioritise your work. In other words, you are a passionate and hands on professional with a strong sense of urgency and a solution focused approach; you know how to structure information intake, absorb new knowledge and apply it the right way in a dynamic and complex work environment. You strive to meet quality standards and produce quality work products. You are an open minded team player, with good communication skills that help you to navigate through the different levels of the organization and build strong relationships. You enjoy working, collaborating and co-creating in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional, multicultural and multinational environment. And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


Group Finance & Global Business Operations enables business transformation and secures Ingka Group long term profitable growth and independence through financial steering and decision support, operational excellence and compliance. Within Group Finance, Group Business Navigation’s mission is to identify and evaluate business opportunities, to enable Ingka to make optimum decisions, by initiating and supporting the development of new improved ways of working. The Group Business Navigation Analyst is a member of one of the functional areas within Group Business Navigation, working together with Group Business Navigators and BN Business Partners, contributing to the development of the functional agenda across Ingka. More specifically, this means you will: • Prepare and distribute analyses, insights and recommendations related to Ingka business performance, investment plans, financial position and risks as assigned. • Maintain, coordinate and produce assigned financial plans, budgets and forecasts; further develop parts of the business performance management framework; maintain and develop investment plans and connected tools, processes and working methods. • Contribute to the development and implementation of new ways of steering and measuring the business. • Support the operations and development of an assigned functional area within Group Business Navigation, developing and implementing relevant business steering principles, policies, frameworks and tools. • Contribute to business performance management and financial decision support of Group and Service Functions as assigned. • Support the implementation of Ingka Financial Strategy, planning, resource allocation and performance management.


The Ingka Group is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the IKEA franchisee system, owning and operating 367 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 30 markets. The Ingka Group is a values-driven company with a passion for life at home and a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. In the Leiden office we are approximately 200 co-workers, mainly working in Group Functions for Ingka.


You will be based in Leiden or possibly in Malmo and will report to Braima Mane, Group Business Navigation Business Partner. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Braima Mané (; for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter, (, People & Culture Business Partner Recruitment Leiden. Your application, written in English and consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be registered on-line. Please note that behavioral and cognitive assessments will be part of the recruitment process. We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.