At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them?
Role / Responsibilities
You are experienced in Data & Information Modelling. You are ready to work both individually and together with a team. You embrace this global working environment and everything that comes with it.
As a Data & Information Modelling Leader, you will support the organisation in leveraging information and data. This you will do in many different ways; by supporting business stakeholders in understanding the potential of and what is needed to unlock the power of data models, by driving data model design, implementation and documentation, and by creating and disseminating data model best practices, frameworks and accelerators across the organisation.
You will collaborate closely with the D&A & Information Management (IM) team as well as with other practitioners across the larger IKEA organisation.
You take your colleagues by the hand and you constructively advise what is needed to enable efficient use of data to reach the organisation's goals. You are regularly involved in activities and meetings with stakeholders to determine large and small data & information model opportunities and support teams with regard to data and analytics.
Support data model design, implementation and documentation
Be a central point of data & information model contact and escalation within the IKEA Data community
Optimize and update conceptual, logical & physical totality of data models
Support teams to re-use work done and existing models
Provide technical leadership within the data and information modelling space, fostering a culture of support and collaboration across the Data & Analytics organisation
Drive continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing of data & information models and their value.
Ensure quality and consistency by supporting the use of relevant development techniques, digital frameworks, and best practices.
Skills / Experience
To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong Data & Information Modeller who is able to naturally and effectively communicate, collaborate, network and build relationships across a complex organisation. You should also be able to make the benefits of data models understood and embraced by both technical and non-technical co-workers. Beyond that if you are comfortable balancing several stakeholders and agendas simultaneously, then this is the role for
At least 3-5 years of experience in Data Architecture & Data Modelling
Technical Leadership experience from complex organisations.
Knowledge in modern development techniques such as Agile and DevOps.
Significant experience within leading, building and optimising data models across a complex data landscape
Master's degree or similar/higher qualifications in statistics, physics, mathematics, econometrics, computer science or related.
Strong English language skills with the ability to cater to non-native audiences
a strategic mind that allows you to break down complex information, organise it, and present it in a clear and engaging way
Experience working for, or with, an IKEA company would be highly advantageous
The ability to build trusting relationships and long-term partnerships with stakeholders at all levels.
Interested? Send us your CV in English, by 05/06/22.
This role is full-time (40 hours per week) and based in Delft. This role sits in the IT & Digital Team and reports to the Information Management Manager.
At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us?
Creating long term success for IKEA, together
We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people.
Core Business Franchise
Here in Delft, at Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make that vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success.
IT & Digital
Creating long term success for IKEA, together (Business Transformation). We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people.
Work from home policy
At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.
Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow.