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Digital Transformation Manager, Forestland Portfolio

Leiden, South Holland IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description


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 a degree in Computer Sciences (in combination with a degree in biology would be a plus) and minimum 5 years of experience in digital business transformation, preferably within forestland investments and operations, including but not limited to GIS systems. You can quickly gain and apply knowledge of the local forestry market and business conditions.

Our ideal candidate has experience with asset management and operation process mapping, digitalization business solution design with ArcGIS, SAP, Microsoft Azure, Office365 and Dynamics365 environment; proven experience in multi-platform data in-housing and harmonization and in network maintenance and cyber security audits.

You have international experience, an understanding of cultural differences and you are fluent in English (both spoken and written). You demonstrate the ability to manage tasks, digital projects and lead international teams effectively.

You demonstrate good judgment, high level of integrity, trustworthiness and maturity (independence); you can prioritize and take sound and common sense decisions. You have a strong drive to build and share knowledge. You get energized by contributing to overall success and results through collaboration and get inspired by working together in an ever-changing complex, 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.


Ingka Investments is one of the 3 pillars of the Ingka Group, acting as a strategic partner to Ingka Retail (Ikea stores) and Ingka Centres, by securing financial strength for future growth and by making investments that contribute to making Ingka Group the world’s leading multichannel home furnishing retailer and to achieving its People & Planet Positive strategy. Ingka Investments’ mission is to lead with purposeful investments, enabling Ingka Group’s long-term growth and financial strength. We want to position Ingka Group as a unique, responsible and trusted investor.

The purpose of this role is to create a vision on digital business transformation to be best in class for acquiring and managing the forestry assets. It is also to develop and implement the forestry digitalization strategy and support local teams in implementing and maintaining these systems.

More specifically, this means you will:

• Lead the process of creating the vision on the digital business transformation of the forestry portfolio.
• Analyse the business needs of various departments, review existing solutions and identify the future digital set-up and tools required.
• Ensure that the portfolio has the required digitalization architecture, identify and manage any necessary external resources as well as the portfolio digital team to develop the vision, implement the plan, and maintain the digital systems.
• Identify and initiate operational efficiency projects via better use of digital technologies.
• Support the forest management and business navigation in strategic and tactical planning, as well as short term budgeting of the main forestry activities.
• Manage the digitalization budget for the forestry portfolio.
• Support the developing of solutions that integrate all the digital system used in the Ingka’s operational activities with other systems and common data exchange at the level of INGKA Group.
• Support the users of the digital systems in developing the right KPIs and producing the required knowledge to make the business decisions.
• Ensure a safe and secure digital environment with documented cyber security plan.
• Design, implement, maintain and test the database for digitalization applications specific to the activity of the company.


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 374 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 and will report to Andriy Hrytsyuk, Forestland Investments Manager.

If you have any question about the position, please contact Andriy Hrytsyuk (; for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter (, People & Culture Business Partner Recruitment.

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, as well as a background check for our final candidate.

We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.