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Product Development Manager, 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 a Product Development Manager, we expect you to continuously develop product portfolios across our business, by identifying growth opportunities, lead the product team through the portfolio vision and deliver tangible roadmaps.

Your assignment

  • You will be responsible for digital product directions and roadmaps within the portfolios under your care, and its alignment with business partners and stakeholders.
  • You will be responsible to identify product enhancement opportunities through actionable data insights and technology and business trends, while securing a helicopter view of product developments across initiatives, and alignment of such with directions and roadmaps.
  • You oversee, and work closely with, product and project managers, delivering effective and qualitative digital products.
  • You consult on digital solutions, while utilizing and enhancing the system landscape.
  • You contribute to the overall digital direction and adoption of digital technologies across the business, supporting digital transformation and new ways of working.

  • 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 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 development for digital platforms, with a good balance between customer experience, user experience and business focus, in a cross-functional development team.
  • 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