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Digital Technology Leader

Malmø, Skåne County - Beliggenhed IT Fuldtid


Company description

About Inter IKEA Systems and Core Business Franchise 
Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the franchisor and the owner of the IKEA Concept, including the IKEA trademarks. In Core Business Franchise we are responsible for the IKEA strategic framework, keeping it together through an IKEA Concept which is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up together with all IKEA trademark users. 

We enable IKEA people in the value chain by developing new ways of working supported by processes, methods, tools and services. We do that by leading the development of solutions that ensure a unique and successful meeting with existing and new IKEA customers. Leading when and how IKEA expands, we enable one common way of working, with high impact at a low cost. 

In our working environment everyone feels encouraged to experiment, try new ways and dare to ask: “What if…?” We care for performance with meaning, where you can develop yourself and your career globally. Read more about us at franchisor.IKEA.com 

Job description

We believe a better home creates a better everyday life. To fulfil this, we are committed to constantly building a better IKEA through our offer and how it comes to life. The world of retail is massively changing, being disrupted and new possibilities are becoming faster available. This creates new demand on us as the IKEA Franchisor. 

In the role as Digital Technology Leader you will drive technology driven transformations and innovations in different assignments. In these assignments you will be part of developing the future retail experience and contribute to the IKEA business goals, objectives and strategies by: 

  • Creating actionable plans to deliver a platform to define what good looks like regarding the digital meeting with the customer containing: brand, range presentation and inspiration

  • Contributing with expert knowledge on matters as PIM, SEO and up to date ways or working

  • Being a trusted partner supporting the business in using digital technologies to drive innovation that is enhancing the customer experience

  • Providing expert knowledge on how existing systems and applications can function with new solutions in the total digital ecosystem. Providing a feasibility analysis /assessment of development projects with complex IT components ensuring successful deployment.

  • Engaging in strategic discussions around potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships providing expertise on technology prerequisites, opportunities, and risks

  • Staying up to date with emerging technology trends and movements that may impact IKEA, the competitive landscape and our customers’ behaviors and expectations

  • Being part of/ building industry networks within and outside IKEA 

As your first assignment you will join our IKEA knowledge graph product team where you will take lead in securing the technical roadmap for the product, making sure that technical and non-technical components work together and create a holistic whole. It is in collaboration with partners throughout IKEA, that we are building a knowledge graph covering our Product Range, Home Furnishing and Life at Home knowledge. Today we meet customers with products, solutions and knowledge that fit their needs, dreams and aspirations in physical touchpoints in many parts of the world. The knowledge graph product team has the exciting assignment to build the backbone of the digital experience of the IKEA unique knowledge, enabling personalization and scalability. 

One of IKEAs uniqueness lies in our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people and the knowledge graph, which will be built on 75+ years Home Furnishing and Life at Home knowledge, will play a fundamental part in delivering the IKEA unique knowledge to the many people.  

In this assignment you will work closely with the cross-functional product team and together with the Product Owner you will be responsible for the ongoing operation of the product. 


About you 
You understand digital customer needs and are passionate about technology and the value it can bring to IKEA customers and business. Your background is in technology around web and online retailing and you have been a key person in driving technology driven transformations and innovations. With your visionary leadership you lead complex projects and assignments across organisations in a collaborative way. You have a healthy competitive spirit with a forward looking, strategic and creative mind-set. You’re on top of global trends and developments and understand how they can impact IKEA. A fast-changing, global and complex environment is giving you energy and you are appreciated for your capability to build engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. 

You will bring solid development experience. You have extensive knowledge in front-end architecture and accessibility (React JS, ES6, NodeJS , SCSS, POSTCSS, CSS, / Enzime, Jest, GitEnterprise, Azure DevOps, Azure Services, Docker, Webpack / NodeJS, Verdaccio, GitEnterprise) and deep knowledge in designing front-end architecture and development process. People come to you if they want to know more about UX and digital communication. 

Most of all, the IKEA values are close to your heart and you truly want to take part in creating a better everyday life for the many people. 

More Information

This is a full time position (40h/week). Travels may be required in the future. This position can be based in Malmö, Sweden or Delft, the Netherlands. Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English by 20 June 2021. We will assess and interview candidates continuously as the applications come in.  

If you have questions about the vacancy, please contact David Hagland (david.hagland@inter.ikea.com)