As a person you are passionate about people, business, 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 as well as motivated by leading and developing people. For this role we believe you have Ingka Business experience from an IKEA retail market Service office and preferably also store as well as minimum 5 years experience from business navigation working with both commercial and financial processes, in particular retail Pricing. On top of this you have proven track record in delivering under time pressure and are fluent in English and local language, both written and spoken.
You have knowledge in the following areas:
•commercial business knowledge and cross-functional understanding of how IKEA operates •good understanding of IKEA’s strategic landscape and direction •good understanding of data science, new technologies, analytics and their wide ranging application in business context •good knowledge of the IKEA Concept, the IKEA Brand Identity and the IKEA culture & Values •in-depth knowledge of IKEA business tools, processes and cycles
You have ability in Business Partnering, i.e. strategic, tactical and operational business partner with strong analytical skills to translate business needs into financial consequences and solutions as well as in Networking, i.e. strong network and relationship builder both within and outside of the own organization as well as within Communication, i.e. strong communicator with capacity to influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organization. Finally, you have Business acumen, i.e. ability to recognize external trends and translate them into business opportunities and are Change oriented, i.e. able to handle a constantly changing environment with many different stakeholders and demands.
What you'll be doing day to day
Be a pro-active, trustworthy business partner who takes a multi-dimensional view of the business, connecting the needs of customers and the organisation with a complete overview of the profit & loss, and understanding of the balance sheet and cash flow management. Supporting and challenging the organisation through business-case thinking. Take the lead in developing and promoting lean, simple and effective ways of working. To support country Ingka business performance that is beneficial to people & planet and protects and adds value to our assets, securing profitable growth and financial independence. By providing services, supporting a strong compliance framework, and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our people, customers and businesses.
•provide country management with information, analysis and expert insight to support, challenge and steer the country towards growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability •provide accurate, timely and relevant business information and expertise to the necessary target groups in a way which inspires and engages them to take meaningful decisions and actions to achieve the goals •partner with the units in their financial performance and be responsible for the subsequent country financial submission to global retail business navigation •have a full overview of the P&L and take responsibility for specific lines of the country P&L supporting challenging and steering the units and central functions to achieve their goals in these areas •contribute functional expertise to the country pricing process to maximise commercial opportunities and achieve country gross margin goals •identify and actively pursue business opportunities as they arise •work, and follow up with, appropriate partners in units and SO functions to secure the effective implementation of tools, processes and best practice to secure the customer experience and the strong retail foundation •carry out functional reviews and support the units in improving their functional review outcomes in order to achieve growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability and to improve competence and the customer experience •secure the performance measurement and support to improve performance of the major KPI’s by being close to operations such as organizing workshop for business improvement, benchmark activities etc
Our team within Ikea
There’s a big difference between doing things right and doing the right things. In our team we gather insights from big data to make sure IKEA does the right things. We’re a diverse group of people who spend our days digging into consumer behaviour and how people live their lives at home. You could say that we know the trends before they’re actually trends – and we use that knowledge to create a better everyday life for our customers.