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Communication Business Partner, Procurement - Group Communication

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Marketing & Communication Full Time

Job description

Who you are

Your passion is retailing and reaching a better business outcome with communication. You navigate communication challenges in an environment where things move fast and with the ability to zoom in and out on several business needs in parallel, you proactively bring your business mind and skills into the dialogue. With speed and simplicity, you plan, produce, execute and follow up communication - all internal and external audiences (suppliers) and channels considered.

You’re a role model when it comes to creating an open and collaborative climate, a team player who finds energy in collaboration, a go-to person for both business owners and communication colleagues. Last but not least, you embody the IKEA values and are not afraid to find your own way and test and learn in rapidly changing times.

YOU ARE: 

•A communication professional with a receiver focused mindset and good business understanding – with a strategic mind and always ready to be hands on. It’s a plus if you have worked in procurement or related areas in prior jobs
•The one that grasps quickly, connecting the dots and turns complex business matters into simple communication
•Spotting opportunities to add value with communication, react and activate to reach internal and external audiences 
•Excellent in English, both written and oral communication skills
•A team player, ready to share the responsibility of the cross over communication initiatives in the plan, key events and much more

A day in your life with us

In a team of 10, we are all Communication Business Partners in the ‘CFO’ (Chief Financial Officer) & Ingka Investments team. We secure the receiver’s perspective, advise business owners, coach spokespeople to lead with communication. We develop communication strategies and tactics for prioritised initiatives within the areas of Real Estate, Procurement, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Investments, Legal & Governance, Business Steering, Global Business Operations and our Business Operation transformation. We reach results by working closely together with the communication colleagues, the business leaders, as well as many others in a cross functional approach.

We now have a vacancy to work as a Communication Business Partner in the wonderful Group Procurement team, that works across the totality of Ingka Group. There are two Communication Business Partners in Group Procurement, who work closely with the leaders on communicating with impact, such as the procurement category areas and the procurement colleagues in the countries. They support the leaders in the communication with the different business leaders in Ingka Group, to engage them in the strategic procurement approach, realizing the procurement value contribution and ensure professional communication with suppliers. They also ensure clear and simple communication with Ingka Group users around the world, who order products & services from the approved supplier base.  

The focus of this role is to partner closely with the business to ensure impactful communication, enabling business outcomes and results. From a strong business insight, you create and execute communication strategies & plans, in close alignment with business leaders, and engage various internal and external stakeholders, such as other global functions, country organisations and suppliers. You have a strong strategic and conceptual mind, but like it just as much to roll up the sleeves and put the plans into action. With a performance mindset and a fact-based approach, you will measure the impact of communication, and take the learnings forward. In all of this, you are part of the CFO Communication Business Partner team and are also closely connected to the other teams in Group Communication. You will also be part of the global management team of this exciting group function. You get energy from understanding and working with business needs, and creating simple & effective communication plans and messages, content, professional meetings & events. Your holistic, pro-active and receiver driven approach is important in this work of going beyond business expectations, helping IKEA stay relevant in a close and distant future.

This is a permanent, full-time position, located in Malmö, Sweden.

About this work area

ABOUT IKEA  
IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.  

ABOUT INGKA GROUP 
Ingka Group is a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating around 400 IKEA stores including City Stores, and more than 70 IKEA Shops & Planning studios in 32 countries. These IKEA stores welcome hundreds of millions of visitors, and over 4.6 billion visits to IKEA.com and millions on the IKEA app. Our 47 Meeting Places (shopping centres) in 16 countries also welcome hundreds of millions of visitors. Ingka Group operates business under the IKEA vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford it.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

You might have questions about the position of Communication Business Partner Procurement or the recruitment process – and that’s a good thing – feel free to reach out to our recruiter Neha Verma at neha.verma2@ingka.com or Communication Business Manager CFO area & Ingka Investments chantal.jonkergouw@ingka.ikea.com.

As you might know, in Sweden it’s common to take a few weeks of holiday during July, most people take over multiple weeks in a row; at IKEA we are no different. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our co-workers to take time to relax, recharge, and unwind. Because of this great benefit we might take a bit longer to get back to you, we will return in early August and you should hear from us soon as possible.

We are looking forward to receiving your application no later than 15th of August 2022. A background check will be part of the recruitment process for the final candidate. We are looking forward to get to know you soon!