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Head of Digital Products, IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico

Petaling Jaya, Selangor - Explore location Design & Product Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.


Job description

We are looking for a proactive enthusiast who is up for a challenge to identify potential and release value. As the Head of Digital Products, we expect you to lead, and continuously drive, the development of all digital products within the Ikano Retail portfolio, while co-driving the digital transformation and adoption of new technologies.

Your assignment

  • You lead the total digital product development portfolio, and set direction on portfolio visions and roadmaps, while securing a helicopter view of digital products and developments across the portfolio.
  • You ensure alignment, and buy-in, of the portfolio visions and roadmaps with business partners and stakeholders.
  • You actively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders, and secure change management connected to the product development portfolios.
  • You support the Chief Digital Officer in setting the long-term digital direction and adoption of digital technologies across the business, while overseeing, and working closely with, product development managers and project managers.
  • You work closely, and collaborate, with strategic business partners, stakeholders, IT and external vendors, developing long-term relationships and direction.
  • With the Digital and IT team, you create a robust foundation of digital ecosystems, ensuring and developing effective business operations.

Qualification
  • You are a digital native, passionate about digital solutions, with user experience top of mind.
  • You have a strong desire to continuously explore and develop digital solutions, to create a better everyday life for our customers and users, and enabling long-term growth and profitability.
  • You are excited for change and challenge the status quo, supporting digital transformation and new ways of working.
  • You are passionate about growing business and people together.
  • You are an excellent communicator, listener and influencer, able to express and identify different point of views and argument priorities and decisions, and striving to reach a win-win solution with customers and users on top of mind.
  • You have a proven track-record of leading digital product development for a large matrix organisation.
  • You have broad and in-depth understanding of market trends, new technologies and different digital components, and how to influence the customer/user journey in the overall product experience.
  • You are creative and innovative, able to challenge common ways of thinking.
  • You consistently meet agreed goals, budget and deadlines
  • You are future oriented, with a proactive and ‘get it done’ attitude.

More Information

Please apply by 17 August 2021