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Senior Digital Project Leader– Group Digital, INGKA Group

Malmö, Skåne County Engineering & Technology Full Time

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Because you truly have a passion for Project Management. You appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning digital trends and requirements into practice. You are passionate about leading, inspiring and developing people. We also believe that you are motivated to keep learning and to forget the obsolete. We hope to see your energy both when working independently, interdependently and cross functions. You are motivated by working agile and being open to the change. You also share and live the IKEA culture and values. In this role we require proven advanced training in Project Management, or equivalent, with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in leading projects, preferably in a technical environment. In addition to this, you possess analytical skills and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data. You have knowledge and experience working with various technology platforms and as a leader you can provide strong leadership skills and a successful track record of managing business change. To succeed as Senior Digital Project Leader you need: · extensive knowledge and experience in project management, including managing and leading teams and stakeholders · extensive knowledge of project governance processes including risk management techniques · intermediate knowledge of required roles, skills and capabilities for digital organisations · extensive ability to set goals, follow through, deliver and follow up · extensive experience of using a data-driven approach to decision making, both in day-to-day management and in making strategic trade-offs · excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business-leaders and Technology Leadership


As a Senior Digital Project Leader you will be responsible for planning, driving, leading and delivering projects within Group Digital’s project office. You will manage dependencies and develop and execute change control and at the same time lead, coach and develop the digital project team members, driving consistency of ways of working and promoting best practices in project execution. Among many task you will: · be responsible for planning, managing and delivery of assigned projects within the project office, including time, cost, scope and quality · identify, mitigate, monitor and control risks · manage dependencies and interfaces between projects and line organization · with support from internal purchasing organization, manage procurement and vendor relations within project, including follow up on performance and deliveries from vendor · perform project reporting through providing Digital Project Office Manager with key milestones updates and content for measuring and following up project quality and performance · drive continuous improvement of project quality and performance in assigned projects · manage stakeholders by identifying stakeholders, planning for stakeholder management and following up on engagement · provide Digital Project Office Manager with insight to the resource capacity- and resource planning · work in compliance with all aspects of how we work with projects (quality assurance process, plan, execution, steering and follow up) · lead, coach and develop project team members, promoting best practice in project execution · provide support and guidance as needed to Digital Project Leaders, encouraging good practices · actively participate in driving continuous improvement of the Digital Project Office In this role you will report to the Digital Project Office Manager. For this role we have several openings. Location for this position can either be Malmö or Helsingborg.


Group Digital set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home for digital skills to both develop and extend the technical, people and business skills needed to ensure continuous development and growth of our digital capability.


If you have questions regarding the role, regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Jaap Van Montfort at FYI: This recruitment is being handled in a new recruitment system where you as a candidate now have your own recruitment page. You can now track the status of your application and edit attachments even after submitting your application. Please note that the candidate information we may have saved in the previous recruitment system is not connected to the new platform. You will be asked to update your profile with new information. As you might know, in Sweden it’s common to take a few weeks of holiday during July, most people take over three 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 after. We look forward to learning more about you!