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Strategy Specialist, Group Digital

Malmö, Skåne County IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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The passion you possess about leading, inspiring and developing people makes you motivated to keep learning and to forget the obsolete. You appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning conceptual design and thinking into strategic discussion, that give you motivation to work agile and being open to the change. Your strongly believe in IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people. The energy you get of working independently, interdependently and cross functions, you will share through living and sharing the IKEA culture and values. We would like you to have advanced training in Project Management, Communications, Business Management or equivalent. Most likely you have experience from management consulting in large and complex organisations. You bring with you strong business awareness and commercial mind-set. An advantage would also be to have proven analytical skills and experience of making decisions based on hard and soft data. You have great written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business- and technology Leaders. You have a good understanding of roles, skills and capabilities essential for large digital organisation. You use a data-driven approaches to decision making, both in day-to-day management and in making strategic trade-offs. As a person you know how to work towards short deadlines in a rapidly changing environment and deliver with excellent focused attention to detail and driving to resolving issues. You have the experience in working with strategy projects and preparing strategy presentations with the ability to structure, plan and build up change stories. You know how to direct effort in achieving long-term business objectives, you stimulate creative ideas and perspectives that add value. The ability to work with continuous improvement, to have flexibility and to be adaptable, both in ways of working and content comes naturally to you. You have the ability to understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of technology as an integrated part of the business. You master PowerPoint and Excel.


In the position as Strategy Specialist, you create input and build the case for strategic discussions and prepare presentations and workshop material on strategy topics. You will independently assess strategy initiatives and present findings to the Group Digital leadership team. You will: • work independently to drive strategic projects • develop and maintain communication material in close collaboration with Group Digital’s communication business partner • build the base of content and material for strategy discussions and presentations for various purposes and audiences • present and convey strategy insights to the Digital Unit leadership team in a clear and concise way • enable change both in the known and in the unknown, supporting the change processes with relevant dialogues and consistent communications • run autonomously strategically relevant initiatives in collaboration with the Strategy & Operations Manager. • Work together with broad base of colleagues from many parts IKEA In this role you will report to the Strategy & Operations Manager.


We 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, please contact Anneli Gunnarsson at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Veronika Grollova at