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 lead and facilitate the exploration, identification, and implementation of ways of working with strategic and tactical range planning across businesses.
In this assignment you will be a part of the Range Design team where your main task is to lead the exploration and implementation of strategic and tactical movements and frameworks, that will further strengthen the complete IKEA range profile and serve as the collective point of entry for mid-, and long-term range plans. You will do this in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders across the value chain.
You will play a key role in; Strengthening IKEA`s collective ability to continually stretch and evolve the complete product range offer - our identity. The integration of, consumer, user and life at home experience as a natural part of the range planning process, and in the Identification and implementation of important long-term enablers that will support the creation of a more desirable, relevant, and affordable range offer with a strong IKEA identity.
As a considerable part of this assignment, you will lead and facilitate the exploration, identification and implementation of tools, methods, and ways of working with strategic and tactical range planning across businesses. (One range plan) you will do this in close collaboration with the range and product design manager community.
To make a difference in this assignment you hold senior competence within range and product development or equivalent assignments within or outside IKEA. You are inspired by the IKEA vision and 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 and positive leader with a strong “can do” attitude.
In this role you report to, Range Design Manager Matrix.
To be successful in this role the following prerequisites are important.
Deep knowledge and understanding of Range and Product design and the IKEA identity
Excellent stakeholder management, with the ability to influence, inspire, coach, mentor and empower people.
Passionate about creating clarity and finding structure
Strong ability to turn insights into action on a range level.
Strong analytic and strategic skills
Ability to lead in a complex environment and across functions and organisations.
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 email@example.com With questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Jakob Bergström, +46 70-147 48 90