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Project Leader-SCD

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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IKEA Core Business Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

A year ago, Supply Chain Development (SCD) was created as a new business unit in Core Business Supply and we are on an exciting journey! By gathering the end-to-end supply chain development and innovation agenda into one organization, embedding management and development of processes and digital solutions into the business, we will meet the future with the right competences and business capabilities. By this we will also create the preconditions to a world class supply chain that enable IKEA to efficiently respond to the ever-changing customer needs. Read more about SCD here

Within the SCD area of Intralogistics we are is responsible to establish, lead, support and develop logistics solutions for the various IKEA units that have a logistical and fulfilment component, including the development and innovation agenda of intralogistics at IKEA global. In practical terms, Intralogistics shall lead and educate in creating concepts, processes and solutions for IKEA Handling and Storage as well as to act as centre of expertise for all establishments of logistics units around the globe. The organisation is in strong lead towards a more mechanical and automated goods handling.

Do you get energy from influencing, interacting and working together to deliver great business results, this is probably a very interesting assignment for you!

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About the job
As a Project Leader you are responsible to lead intralogistics projects, reviews, implementations and establishment support. You will also be responsible for securing site management and commissioning for any in-house solution, for a solid investment and moreover, to provide intralogistics expertise.

About the assignment
As the Project Leader you will, among other tasks:

  • Lead Intralogistics projects and reviews by securing the deliverables through the Intralogistics team
  • Lead the Intralogistics existing or new in-house or external supplier System/Solution/Component implementation and its commissioning
  • Lead the development of the logistical setup within an establishment or retrofit project
  • Contribute to the development of the Projects and Implementation department by implementing learnings and developing common ways of working
  • Secure an information and communication flow within each project and through the Intralogistics sub area
  • Facilitate training "camps" for specific target groups like project leaders and other Intralogistics stakeholders
  • Travels are included periodically in this position


As a person, you have a high interest in technology, digitalization, automatic and robotics. You have a passion for planning and leading projects in a global assignment and a desire to drive and develop the business and yourself to deliver excellent results. You go the extra mile and find new solutions to enable IKEAs journey to become a true Multichannel Retailer. Last but not least, you have a strong interest for supply chain, as well as the strong desire to collaborate and interact with stakeholders.

To succeed in this role, we believe you have:

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of IKEA processes and organisations as well as IKEA´s Supply Chain
  • A good understanding of Intralogistics as well as of component implementation and start up
  • A deep knowledge of the Warehousing Concept
  • Capability to identify and capture business opportunities and deliver results by involving and engaging people
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and work within an agile environment, you are experienced and educated in project management
  • Capability to represent IKEA and to be an IKEA ambassador in everything you do and represent IKEA towards external suppliers
  • A passion for Intralogistics and knowledge and understanding of the IKEA processes, organizations and supply chain.

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