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Country Communication Manager (f/m/d) 38,5 h/w - IKEA Austria GmbH

Vösendorf, Lower Austria Leadership & Management Full Time

Job description


Your Background:
• You have profound education in the field of communication, public relations, journalism or comparable fields. For this role we expect min. 4 years of experience from working with strategic communication and business planning in high level management. You should have at least 5 years of experience with both external (incl. digital communication), internal communication, public affairs, brand positioning and stakeholder management.

Your Experience & Know How:
• You have deep up-to-date knowledge in strategic communication and brand positioning
• Ideally you have strong retail industry understanding and experience
• You know how to plan, steer & deliver efficient communication and stakeholder plans
• You have strong & inspirational digital communication skills (social Media, digital platforms and approaches)
• You obtain a good understanding of public affairs
• You have solid business and commercial planning knowledge
• You have high understanding about crisis communication management and change management
• You have excellent communication skills in German and English

Your Personality:
• You are curious about communication & modern digital retailing trends and turning them into practice
• You are an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and representative skills.
• You are energized by working and egaging with different stakeholders
• You know how to build collaborative relationships and an open and sharing climate to reach objectives
• You are a strategic thinker with high motivation and the ability to enable transformational change and development
• You are self-organized with the capacity to handle multiple priorities and complex tasks


• You will belong to the Country Management team, provide expertise and act as a strategic business partner to secure the overall performance of IKEA in the market.
• You will lead and develop the Country Communication Team.
• You will lead and develop an impactful communication strategy and action plan for IKEA Austria. You will secure that communication is used as a strategic tool to drive growth and brand positioning towards all internal and external stakeholders. You will secure an effective use of external and internal communication channel landscape.
• You will be responsible for leading communication performance, evaluation and follow-up
• You will act as spokesperson for IKEA, engage with all stakeholders, facilitate dialogue and secure other effective spokespeople through briefing and training
• As a member of the country crisis team you will be responsible to develop & lead the crisis communications approach & key messages
• You will enable effective internal communication and engagement, create prerequisites for all our co-workers to be our best ambassadors.
• You will enable change and support change process with effective communication and IKEA leadership
• You will participate in communication projects to contribute in the development of communication globally


In this position you will belong to the Country Management Team and contribute to positioning IKEA as a truly meaningful and trusted brand in people´s heart & minds. You will have the chance to engage and develop yourself actively in an international and diverse environment where people are valued and business is led by values. Together we will create a meaningful impact on IKEA in Austria and move things to the next level.

As an IKEA Co-worker you will profit from our social benefits and a modern, family-friendly and flexible working environment.

For this fulltime position we offer you a monthly gross salary starting from € 5338 (on fulltime base). We are willing to pay significantly more depending on experience and qualification with an ALL IN contractual agreement.


We really would like to get to know you better and appreciate your letter of motivation. Please notice that we start our selection process already before closing the job ad. Once we have found the right candidate we can´t consider further applications. With the candidate´s agreement we have the possibility to add candidates to our talent pool.

Warmly welcome with your application! Your IKEA Team Austria