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Development & Transformation Programme Manager

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality Business Development Full Time

Job description


• Excellent knowledge of coaching techniques
• Very good knowledge of programme and project management methodology
• Very good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes
• Effective interpersonal, networking and stakeholder management skills
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Excellent in leading in the unknown
• Excellent to lead through change.
• Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
• Ability to re-shape, reconfigure and re-align situations


• Plan and design the programme framework and pro-actively monitor its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
• Define and maintain the programmes governance arrangements
• Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards
• Manage the programmes budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
• Lead a function of line reports of project mgrs. and project resources, that are leading projects transforming IKEA.
• Ensure the delivery of outcomes of the projects are to the required quality, on time and within budget in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements
• Evolve the programme in line with business needs and opportunities
• Manage effective communication with all stakeholders
• Recruit, lead, and develop a high performing project team
• Document the programme learnings, adopting a continuous improvement approach and transferring the resulting transformation capability to the wider organisation.

There is always room for improvement, and in our team we make sure to constantly make every part of the IKEA value chain better. We’re a diverse bunch of people who love to get involved in a variety of projects, initiatives, touchpoints and processes to create long-term value and to make IKEA accessible to more of the many people.