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Country Expansion Manager

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality - Explore location Expansion Full Time

Job description


'- Knowledge of retail/expansion business operations and how to make things happen
- Know trends in retailing and expansion possibilities (integrating with local consumer trends and leading market expansion insights especially omni)
- Knowledge of IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people
- Knowledge of how IKEA designs, produces, sells and delivers goods and services that improve the everyday life of the many people
- Knowledge of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders in IKEA
- Knowledge of the IKEA omni channel shopping experience
- Knowledge of how to set direction, create and manage long-term goals and plans and follow up on KPIs


'- Responsible for the retail country expansion plan, including optimized ecosystems of Customer Meeting Points (CMP) (online and offline) and Centers to reach the many people in the retail country
- Responsible for initiating needs for Market Penetration Development program (MPD) and development of CMPs
- Responsible to maximize accessibility and to implement our retailing concepts at lowest cost, with economy of scale and profitability in the retail country
- Responsible to apply decided and developed processes and working methods applied in the Expansion matrix
- Responsible to enable and follow-up on the delivery on decided expansion plan in the retail country
- Accountable and responsible for selecting final CMP site
- Accountable and responsible for the Investment Requests (IR)
- Lead and manage the Expansion function in the retail country, securing a competent and high-performing team by attracting, developing and retaining talent. Set budgets and goals for team members and performance follow-up.
- Enable team members to share best practices with and across the organization
- Lead positive change, and contribute to building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided by the People and Planet Positive commitments
- Take lead in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values where our co-workers are informed, engaged and empowered


Growth is in our team DNA, we thrive on discovering new horizons, pushing boundaries and exploring uncharted territory. With different backgrounds and perspectives, we work together to analyse new and existing markets to find opportunities to expand our business and bring the IKEA offer to even more of the many people around the world. IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad said: ‘Most things still remain to be done. A glorious future!’ We believe so too :)

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