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Planning Studio Manager, Oulu

Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo - Beliggenhed Ledelse Fuldtid


IKEA arrives in Oulu in spring 2022 - Inspiring IKEA Design Studio with exhibition space and design services will soon be available at Rotuaari

IKEA will open a new IKEA planning studio in the heart of Oulu in the spring of 2022. On-site home design experts work with the client to create individualized solutions for each home that make everyday life even more comfortable and smooth. The IKEA Planning Studio in Oulu will be opened in Rotuaari in the Pekuri centre, next to excellent transport connections.

Unit manager to IKEA Oulu Planning Studio
You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that your values are more important than your CV. We offer position that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

• You love Home Furnishing and are passionate about selling and getting the best for the customer.
• You have a passion for developing your team and spotting talent.
• You get as much out of helping your team achieve and develop as you do your own achievements.
• You have genuine interest in people’s everyday life at home and you enjoy working in a fast-paced and future-oriented environment.
• You have proven record of strong and successful leadership.
• You’re skilled in creating high commercial performance and have analytical skills to follow up results and react on deviations.
• You have experience in sales steering and working with commercial layout to improve customer experience and sales.
• You understand the local market and competition and you have the ability to set budgets, implement action plans and follow up goals.
• You have strong communicating skills in both spoken and written English, fluent Finnish is seen as a benefit.


• You lead and inspire your team of 8-12 co-workers to create outstanding experiences to our customers and to increase sales and profitability in your unit.
• You achieve this by using your knowledge of the IKEA product range, the local market, competition and customers. Your leadership is based on performing and delivering while learning and developing your team and the business.
• You deliver and lead the commercial action plan for you unit; taking input from the team and the matrix manager to ensure the unit supports the achievement of the agreed goals, maximizes sales and generates sustained long-term profitability.
• You and your team actively steer sales to your unit’s top-selling products, prioritized products and IKEA service products in order to maximize sales and long-term profitability.
• You act quickly on commercial opportunities and customer feedback. You keep an active eye on the competition and take appropriate action when necessary.
• You know your local market potential and work with your team and other stakeholders to ensure your unit is locally relevant.
• You follow up your financial goals, KPIs and costs, and react on deviations.
• You motivate and develop your team members by setting clear goals, expectations and conducting follow-ups and development talks.
• You secure competent and high-performing team who will inspire and empower every customer.


We secure a consistent, seamless positive customer experience through all channels by ensuring that our unit is always striving to fulfil the three IKEA customer motivators: "Is it worth it?", "Can I trust IKEA?", "Is there something for me? We aim to be in the forefront of our local Oulu market, securing relevance and strong connection to the local market , where circularity, quality, design and function are essentials.


Send your application by 17.6.2021. For further information please contact Market Manager, Unna Kemppainen, unna.kemppainen1@ingka.ikea.com, or People & Culture Manager, Suvi Tuomisto, suvi.tuomisto@ingka.ikea.com


The position is full-time and permanent.