The product range is our identity, and one of the most important tasks of the Range & Product Design matrix is to enable and ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision - To create a better everyday life for the many people.
We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are continually taking steps to ensure that we are set up for success. Over the next few years, we need to be better than ever, and to achieve this we will strengthen the core of what we do in Core Business Range. This role is part of that transformation. In this assignment you will have the opportunity to lead and influence the establishment of the complete IKEA Range and product offer – Our Identity.
We are now looking for a Range and product design leader to co-lead the transformation and implementation of a new range building approach for IKEA into the development of the entire IKEA product range offer – our Identity.
In this assignment you will be a part of the Range Design team where your main task is to Identify, develop and manage a portfolio of range building models, tools and methods that will serve as the foundation of knowledge and competence for the IKEA home furnishing businesses to consistently build a complete IKEA range offer that delivers to the IKEA concept and directions. You will do this in close collaboration with relevant partners and competencies across IKEA organizations,
As a considerable part of this assignment, you will represent Range and Product design in a cross functional project team initiated by Core Business Range, where you will co-lead the transformation and implementation of the new range dimensioning program (define the how) into range and product development, with the ambition for IKEA to successfully be able to build a relevant, commercial and IKEA unique range offer in every country, customer meeting point and fulfilment flow.
To make a difference in this assignment you hold senior competence within range and product development or equivalent assignments within IKEA. You are inspired by the IKEA vision and Brand identity and passionate about bringing that inspiration and competence to others.
You are energized by turning insights into action on a range level, and hold the ability to create clarity, alignment, and commitment across borders to reach common objectives.
A self-driven, positive leader with a strong “can do” attitude.
In this role you report to, Range Design Manager Matrix.
This position is placed In Älmhult, Sweden.
To be successful in this role the following prerequisites are important.
Strong knowledge and understanding of range design building and the IKEA concept.
Strong analytic and strategic skills
Passionate about creating clarity and finding structures
Ability to lead in a complex environment and across functions and organisations.
Ability to communicate and visualise concepts and ideas.
Ability to manage and work through digital range design and development tools (DRD)
If you have working experience as a leader from IKEA, it is meriting
Does this sound like something you would love to be part of?
We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest 17th of October. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.
If you have any questions about the assignment, please contact Betina Tviis Larsson via firstname.lastname@example.org With questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Jakob Bergström, +46 70-147 48 90