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Process Development Leader R2R

Malmö, Skåne County Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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As a person you are passionate about people, business, processes, IKEA’s purpose and continuously driving better performance. You are energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people. For this role we believe you have a Bachelor degree in Finance / Economics or a related field combined with 5-7 years with increased responsibility in accounting or finance related field as well as business experience. In addition, you have strong ability to prioritize, provide clear directions and multitask as well as ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English. On top of this, you have proven skills in developing people and provide support, coaching and training. You have knowledge in the following areas: • understanding of the IKEA concept, its Brand identity and Culture & Values • understanding of IKEA business, its market and industry • understanding of business, financial and operational E2E processes, their inter-dependencies and how to work through them • general understanding of how to assess, analyze and mitigate risks in a business environment • good understanding of data science, new technologies, analytics and their wide-ranging application in business context • good understanding of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders • good understanding of project management processes including methods and tools; and how to integrate them • good understanding of the customer needs / demands and expectations on the markets You have ability to communicate in a clear, straightforward manner and are a strong collaborator that is good at building alliances and working together with the team and others stakeholders. You are result-oriented and focus on meeting and exceeding the desired result. Further, you have analytical skills to examine data, determine cause and effects, draw conclusions combined with attention to detail, i.e. thoroughness and quality in accomplishing a task.


In this role you are responsible for co-leading design and implementation of the finance end-to-end process to secure fit for purpose, standardised and automated ways of working and also leading continuous improvement of process with all relevant stakeholders cross group functions, CoE (Centre of Expertise), Digital and GBO (Global Business Operation). In addition, you are responsible for steering and supporting overall financial reporting that is beneficial to people & planet and protects and adds value to our assets, securing profitable growth and financial independence. By designing an effective process, supported by a strong compliance framework, and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our people, customers and businesses. You will: • lead a specific process design and prepare basis for decisions with E2E process view and collaborate closely with relevant functions (Group Functions, GBO, Markets, and Digital, etc.) • secure consistency and interdependencies in the process development towards other connected processes • lead the implementation and establishment of the process ways of working and secure designed process efficiencies and effectiveness • assess and analyse the business benefit of identified process improvement potentials of specific processes and lead continuous improvement initiatives cross-functionally • lead the process documentation according to defined framework, (process maps, working methods, task descriptions, measurement specifications and learning material, etc.) • setup performance measurement (KPIs) for specific processes, secure connection with the other processes and follow up on performance • lead initiatives and projects and act as specific finance process representative contributing to other internal projects, e.g. new countries, new touchpoints, new business model etc. • secure and maintain a connection with and between core areas, business owners, group functions, process teams • secure cross-organisational readiness and continued business growth in terms of competence, performance and succession through enabling an end-to-end approach • ensure a safe environment for co-workers and external consultants and contractors in accordance with internal policies


To enable business transformation and secure Ingka Group long term profitable growth and independence through financial steering and decision support, operational excellence and compliance.


In this role you will report to the Process Development Manager. If you have job specific questions, please contact Demetrio Sguizzarelli at This role is located in Malmö and/or Leiden with frequent travelling requirements.