Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the forest? In Älmhult, Sweden, you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA Range & Supply that has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions available for the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products around the world with a total range is almost 10,000 products. So what happens in Älmhult definitely doesn't stay in Älmhult. It reaches practically every corner of the globe.
When other people see complexity, you create clarity.
Right now we are looking for a Range Management Leader and a Project Leader to be part of a highly committed Range Performance Framework Project team!
Why join our Project team?
The Range performance framework (RPF) project is part of the Range dimensioning (RD) program. The RPF will support the collaboration process between IKEA Retail and IKEA Range & Supply, in which to define a relevant, commercial and profitable range offer for every IKEA country through a shared navigation capability.
These capabilities will be presented using a multidimensional view, covering all key aspects of range performance, which will create a base to start discussions from. Another important deliverable is to create a Range Performance dash board where key data will be presented, ensuring that the agreed range for each market fulfils the Range Framework, as one example. The project is in the explore phase until end of March and will then head into the create phase. A first version should be ready before the summer and during autumn it will evolve and be finalised during FY22.
This is an ongoing strategic project in IKEA with touchpoints throughout the entire company. Being part of this project is a great possibility to influence the future of IKEA as well as to extend your network.
Your responsibilities will include:
The project group are working on different streams, including:
Development of a Range performance dashboard. This shall in the future be used as live reporting, with possibilities to drill down wherever needed. It shall be futuristic in the sense that we use data that already exist elsewhere and translate it to a common language, as well as create insights from it. The outcome goal is that the insights can lead to actions.
Continuing the work on the model, currently named the "Spider web", where we compare the internal view from IKEA with the external view from the market and consumer. The model is meant to act as a bridge between retail countries and the HFB's and support when they meet, using insights and questions to guide. As the range offer needs to be relevant for the country there is a need for new tools to support and this will be one. This tool has a close relationship with the Digital Range development tool, where we visualise the range today. After a first version is in place there is a need to start mapping the gaps and develop the model further. There will also be a need to make the data into insights in a common and atomised way.
Additionally the project group is working close to the RD team on principles, definitions and WoW and these will be areas where the roles also will be involved.
This is a temporary position for 24 months.
To deliver in this assignment you need to be comfortable to interact with senior IKEA management, have a high level of drive, self-motivation and ability to quickly build yourself a useful network.
We also believe that you are guided by the IKEA values and has a strong desire to make a better everyday life for the many people. Together with a good understanding of IKEA range strategy, range management rules and systems you can easily work and navigate on a strategic and tactical level.
As a person you have an ability to informally lead different stakeholders through your strong communication and influencing skills and you dare to challenge across topics with a strategic mind set.
To succeed & shine in this role, we wish that you:
have a passion for the business and a nose for detail
have a will power to take responsibility and ownership
are methodical, structured and analytical
have the ability to work with diverse personalities and situations and to connect people where necessary
have a great knowledge, experience and understanding for home furnishings in relation to range and product lifecycle management
have a solid knowledge and understanding of the IKEA Value Chain, the development process, and the prerequisites of the Supply and Retail organisations
have good interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with all levels of co-workers
have a university degree or equivalent knowledge acquired elsewhere
To be fluent in English, both spoken and written is a pre-requisite.
Sounds interesting? Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest by March 14. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role, you do that under message to Hiring Manager.
Curious to know more? Let´s connect! If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring manager Jonas Engström at +46 723527503. About the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Jonas Levin at +46 728865384