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Online Merchandising Specialist temporary assignment 31.08.2021 (LWO)

Spreitenbach, Canton of Aargau Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Full Time

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Country Online Merchandising Specialist, temporary assignment 31.08.2021
Home Furnishing & Retail Design, INGKA Group, in Service Office Spreitenbach

Who you are
As a person you are passionate about people, business, IKEA’s purpose and continuously driving better performance. You have a passion for creating an IKEA fit for the multichannel-retailing future and living the change process that comes with it as well as increasing customer value, and thinking customer first.
For this role we believe you have minimum 5 years of experience in Digital Marketing, E-commerce or similar. In addition, you have experience in driving output within set scope and following up results, experience of taking commercial decisions based on market and digital knowledge, experience of online business, digital media and e-marketing techniques, experience of working in a retailer environment as well as experience in digital range presentation techniques.
You have extensive knowledge of sales steering and range presentation. In addition, you have broad knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, IKEA Culture & Values and vision as well as of IKEA tools, processes and cycles as well as of Life at Home and Home Furnishing. On top of this you have good knowledge of INGKA Group strategies, priorities and key process as well as of the IKEA multichannel reality and online customer behaviour as well as of the end user in the IKEA multichannel shopping experience. You also have good knowledge of online commerce best practices in the local market as well as of managing digital assets with web design & merchandising techniques as well as of SEO/SEM.
You have strong organisational and planning skills with an ability to prioritize and turn strategies into operational plans and impactful actions combined with good analytical and strategic skills with ability to balance range presentation and commercial priorities when merchandising the product listing pages. Further, you have ability to work and perform under pressure, with flexibility and simplicity, as well as ability to follow up on work done and capture learnings to improve as well as ability to keep a flexible, hands-on approach to responsibilities and to meet deadlines.
Your responsibilities
In the role as Country Online Merchandising Specialist, you are responsible for supporting all visitors to the online channels by offering the best browsing and shopping experience throughout the IKEA range. You are also responsible for contributing actively to attract and convert more consumers to customers and encouraging existing customers to shop more frequently and in larger volumes by leveraging the home furnishing competence and digital skills of IKEA.
You will:
  • Act as a member of the E-commerce team and proactively contribute to E-commerce plan/output in order to deliver to the common objectives and goals
  • Be responsible for planning and optimizing the layout of product listing pages and across different digital media, to show the width and depth the IKEA range to support the seasonality and commercial priorities while simplifying the buying process
  • Contribute to conversion optimisation by sharing recommendations with the Sales Leaders, for example add-on sales and cross-selling
  • Contribute to the customer experience and customer journey through working closely with Range Specialist, Content editor and the HF&RD (Home Furnishing & Retail Design) function
  • Contribute insight and ideas to the briefing of the content process supporting the digital customer experience
  • Apply knowledge of the living situation of the consumers and the changes in shopping behaviour which could impact the range presentation
  • Continuously monitor the market and competitors, identifying new range presentation techniques and features in order to translate them into commercially viable implementations
  • Contribute knowledge of the IKEA range and market relevancy to the content process supporting the digital customer experience.
  • Measure and follow up the performance of online merchandising by analysing customer behaviour
  • Actively cooperate with all key stakeholders within commercial and beyond to secure integration, common focus and maximize impact (for example HF&RD, Digital, CFF (Customer Fulfilment), Communications, Sustainability, BNOF (Business Navigation Operations & Finance), People & Culture)
  • Be an active player in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values, and contribute to the transformation of IKEA

In this role you will report to the Country Retail Solutions Manager.

If you have job specific questions please contact Sebastian Lewandowski at or Florence Morel at

This role is located in the Service Office in Spreitenbach.

About this work area
We deliver sustainable, extraordinary growth by creating a new, unique, inspiring and convenient meeting with the customers. We deliver a multi-channel experience that adds value to the many people and inspires a home furnishing movement.
Questions and support? Let’s connect!

We welcome applications from throughout INGKA group. We will prioritize applications from you who fulfil the majority of the requirements.

If you already are an IKEA employee we welcome your application by using our Talent Profile, which you will find here: LINK. Please complete and upload your Talent Profile through the recruitment system accessible via INSIDE. Thanks for NOT uploading or emailing any other documents.

If you are not an IKEA employee we kindly ask you to attach your resume and cover letter to your application
We aim at conducting as many interviews as possible during the period from September 25th to October 4th 2019. To enable this, when possible, the recruiting managers will continuously review applications, and we will invite to interviews as soon as this review is completed for each application.

Therefore although the adverts are open until October 4th (11.59 pm Swedish time) we appreciate your early application.

Due to the tight timeline, invitations to interviews will most likely be sent out with short notice and we truly appreciate your cooperation & understanding for this. Some interviews may be conducted over SKYPE (if needed to reduce travel).

Please note that you will not receive an instant automatic reply when submitting your application since the applications are processed manually. If you don’t receive a confirmation within three working days from the time you have submitted your application please contact