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Planning & Deployment Specialist, Group Strategy Development & Innovation

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Business Development Full Time

Job description

Who you are

You have a passion for transformation, change and love being in an environment where you constantly explore new and innovative ways of working. When finding yourself in a situation where there are no existing tools that could work or even how to solve a specific problem – that is when you are at your best.

To be able to do this you need to be someone that also have a passion for planning, but with the ability to change your plan and work with iterations. You are excellent in leading yourself, have a good working structure and the capabilities of simplifying and improving. Since this is a position where you need to work closely to different stakeholders you also need to be a good networker and to influence and communicate in a good way. You will sometimes find yourself in stressful and difficult situations and need to be good in handle that in a good way.

You have worked with execution and implementation of senior level business development and innovation programmes. We also need you who can move from conceptual/ thought leadership to implementation.

To succeed as a Planning and Deployment Specialist you need experience from:
• Change and transformation where evidence of contribution and competence made a tangible difference to the change
• Navigating complex organisational structures and environments
• Applying agile and waterfall methodologies
• Leadership and business operational experience (set strategies, execute and deliver results etc)
• Leading Business development and transformation
• Solid business leadership based on previous experience
You are a true ambassador for the IKEA Culture and values. The IKEA Culture and values will always guide and support you in your day-to-day work.

Your responsibilities

In the job as Planning and Deployment Specialist you will provide specialist planning and deployment expertise, structures, guidance necessary for the successful delivery of the Ingka Business transformation. You will plan, co-ordinate and deploy a portfolio of strategic business development and transformation initiatives, manage dependencies, develop and execute frameworks and ways of working and co-create a successful deployment together with the business and the PMOs in the countries.

Amongst many tasks you till:
• Develop and drive deployment principles, framework, methodology, ways of working, tools and templates and securing that they are applied in planning and deployment processes across all business development and transformation initiatives.
• Develop specialist expertise in how to define, maintain and report planning and deployment methods and measurements in partnership with. Transformation Navigation and other business partners.
• Drive and support specific Planning or Deployment projects or assignments
• Be responsible for the integration, development and maintenance of the Planning and Deployment learning offer including tracking and driving usage.
• Secure stakeholders are informed and utilizing the methodologies and framework accordingly in a close dialogue with the different stakeholders throughout the organization.

This job is located in Malmö, Sweden and will report to the Planning and Deployment Manager.

Together as a team

To envision and enable the Ingka of tomorrow by challenging the status quo, clarifying and simplifying with content and structure, co-creating with the many and inspiring with creativity you are the team player that works both individually and together in the team as well with surrounded global stakeholders and countries. As we develop and own the framework, methodology and ways of working for Ingkas Strategic Business development and Transformation deployment initiatives, we have a wide scope where we need to secure we methodology and tools in a simple and aligned way in order to keep everything together for our customers. It requires a great amount of humbleness towards our stakeholders but also a high structure in order to keep everything together. By joining our team you will have a lot of fun and you will be part of forming the Ingka of tomorrow and ultimately be part of the journey to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Apply now!

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with recruiter Neha Verma at Please send in your CV and a cover letter (in English) via our recruitment system. We don't accept applications by mail. Last day of application is 10th July,2022.

Please Note - 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 as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you!