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Group Business Navigator

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 7-10 years with increased responsibility in 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 demonstrate strong ability to prioritize, provide clear directions and multi task and have proven skills in developing people and providing support, coaching, training and career direction to others. 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. You demonstrate good knowledge of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders; good understanding of the customer needs, demands and expectations on the markets. 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 have a strong ability to recognise trends and translate them into business opportunities or identified risks. You are motivated by leading through co-creation with colleagues and other Ingka units. You are an open minded team player, a strong communicator with the capacity to influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organisation. You are strong network and relationship builder both within and outside of the own organization. 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 Navigator is a senior member of one of the functional areas within Group Business Navigation, actively steering the business by being a proactive speaking partner towards business leaders across the Ingka Group. The Group Business Navigator translates broad business needs into steering actions and contributes to the identification, development and evaluation of business opportunities. The Group Business Navigator interacts with key leaders and specialists, including group function leadership and country functional managers. The Group Business Navigator works together with BN Business Partners and Group Business Navigation Analysts to support planning, performance management and decision support processes in the businesses, group functions and service functions, preparing analyses, insights and recommendations. More specifically, this means you will: • Be responsible for production and distribution of analysis, insights and recommendations related to Ingka business performance, investment plans, financial position and risks as assigned. • Be responsible for the maintenance, coordination and production of assigned financial plans, budgets and forecasts; parts of the business performance management framework; investment plans and connected tools and working methods. • Be responsible for active development and implementation of new ways of steering and measuring the business. • Contribute to the operation 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. • Contribute to the development of the team and its members by providing senior business steering and financial competence and experience. • Contribute to the implementation of Ingka Financial Strategy, planning, resource allocation and performance management. • Secure cross-organisational readiness and continued business growth in terms of competence, performance and succession through enabling an end-to-end approach.


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 Mané, 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.