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Investment 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 minimum 3 years working experience in Research / Analysis within Corporate Finance / M&A / (investment) banking / business development / Strategy, preferably within an international, dynamic, corporate environment. You are fluent in English (both spoken and written) and have a University degree in business administration, finance, economics or related area. You are knowledgeable about Corporate Finance, M&A, investment banking and/or strategic consulting and have proven experience working with relevant systems, applications and tools (PitchBook, CB Insights, Bloomberg, MS Office etc.). 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. Within this organization, the Investment Analyst is responsible for supporting the Business Development Investments and Venture & Growth Capital portfolios with relevant market and investment analysis and research, thereby enabling these portfolios to contribute to the medium and long term growth and profitability of the Ingka Group through financial (minority) investments and strategic acquisitions related to the core business. More specifically, this means you will: • Analyse 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. • Support analysis 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. • 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. • Support risk assessments at individual investment and portfolio level. • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external counterparties/stakeholders.


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 report to Edgar van Meenen, Business Development Investments and Venture & Growth Capital Manager. 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. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Edgar van Meenen (; for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter, (, People & Culture Business Partner Recruitment Leiden. We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.