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Project Leader

Zaventem, Flanders Expansion Full Time

Job description


With the customer at the heart of everything we do, the Expansion team takes responsibility for implementing the strategic expansion plan for our market. We act upon business needs based on market data and we optimize accessibility and penetration of the local market. We implement our retailing concepts and secure that we fully utilise our assets in the new
world of IKEA – all at lowest cost, with economy of scale and sustained profitability.

Your DNA for this role is:

• To posess a minimum 3-5 years of experience in end-to end project management and delivering results as project lead ideally within the Retail industry with an emphasis in e-commerce and multichannel shopping experience .
• Minimum 2 years of experience in leading and influencing teams in an expansion or transformation project within the retail and commercial areas.
• Experience from managing change in a complex business environment;
• Ability to take the responsibility from start to end and handle pressured situations
• Responsible to deliver a project within time, budget and quality
• Follow-ups to make sure we deliver in the right time, budget and quality;
• Make clear & regular reporting to management and internal stakeholders,
• Work across different functions and lead project cycle in different projects simulteneously;


• Accountable for the project budget
• Responsible to deliver a project within time, budget and quality
• Responsible to make final decisions in a project
• Take a leading role in the commercial planning and build up activities for the pre-projects
• Responsible to ensure a proper handover of projects to the line organisation
• Document lessons learned through the project phases as well as a secure final report after the
customer meeting point opening
• Responsible for steering group reporting
• Work across different functions and lead people in different projects
• Coordinate the planning process with Group Expansion
• Take lead in working across functions within Ingka Group and collaborate with other IKEA units
• Take lead in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values
• Lead positive change, and contribute to building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided
by the People and Planet Positive commitments


You will be part of the IKEA Expansion divison, in Belgium , reporting to the Establishment Manager for the Country Business Developement Team. This is a temporary 12 month contract and is located at our Head Service Office in Zaventem . Working for this role means that you will be travelling up to 80% on a regular base across all store units on a national level.
In our workplace we cherish diversity of experience, perspectives, background and an environment where everyone is welcome to be themselves and allowed to make mistakes. When you grow IKEA grows!