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Investment Analyst, Business Development Investments (Ingka Investments)

Leiden, South Holland - Explore location Business Development 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 2-5 years working experience in Transaction Services, Corporate Finance / M&A / (investment) banking / business development / Private Equity, preferably within an international and dynamic environment. You are fluent in English (both spoken and written) and have a postgraduate university degree in business, economics or sciences.

You are knowledgeable in the area of Corporate Finance, M&A, investment banking and/or strategic consulting and you have excellent analytical and (financial) modelling skills (with strong proficiency in a.o. Excel) and a proven track record of delivering high quality output (investment proposals, financial models, presentations) under time-pressure. You have knowledge of and interest in the focus areas for our investments and acquisitions: Customer Fulfilment, Life @ Home Services, and Circularity.

You are a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and commitment to excellence. You have intrinsic motivation to ‘dig deep’ and truly understand companies, financials, and their drivers and you have experience and networks across the relevant markets/business areas.

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’ 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. Within our six investment portfolios we act as a strategic partner to IKEA Retail 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.

Within the Business Development Investments portfolio, the Investment Analyst is responsible for supporting the execution of (minority) investments and acquisitions, with relevant market and investment analysis and research, thereby contributing to the medium- and long-term growth and profitability of the Ingka Group.

More specifically, this means you will:

• Prepare and provide analysis and research of relevant markets, market developments, innovations, technologies and companies within the investment focus of the Business Development Investments and Venture & Growth Capital portfolios/activities, to build knowledge and help identify investment opportunities.
• Prepare in depth analysis/reports of selected investment opportunities.
• Support the development and fine tuning of the investment strategy and investment focus.
• Use and develop relevant research/analysis tools, techniques and methods to professionalise our research and analysis process and capabilities.
• Actively contribute to creating and sharing knowledge/insights/competence within Ingka Investments in each of the defined investment focus areas.
• Coordinate and manage our external digital research tools and databases.
• Support preparation of investment proposals and material for decision making by the relevant decision-making bodies, using the relevant templates.
• Support deal execution (analysis, due diligence, business valuation, closing process).
• Support risk assessments at individual investment and portfolio level.
• Build and maintain relationships with internal and external counterparties/stakeholders to get access to relevant knowledge and information.


There is always room for improvement, and in our team we make sure to constantly make every part of the IKEA value chain better. We’re a diverse bunch of people who love to get involved in a variety of projects, initiatives, touchpoints and processes to create long-term value and to make IKEA accessible to more of the many people.

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 389 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 32 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 have approximately 200 co-workers, mainly working in Group Functions for Ingka.


The position is based in Leiden and will report to the Business Development Investments Portfolio Manager / Venture & Growth Capital Investments Portfolio Manager.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Edgar van Meenen (; for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter, (, Recruiter.

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 the 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.

We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.