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Expansion Manager - Ingka Centres

Malmø, Skåne County - Beliggenhed Ekspansion Fuldtid



You share our passion for the peoples need to meet and believe that shopping centers should be more then just about shopping, a place that provides local communities for a reason to meet, share experiences, laugh, and spend time together. That’s what we call Meeting Places. You are a visionary, just like us, and do everything with wellbeing of people and planet high on your agenda.

You comfortably handle unclear or unpredictable situations and use your initiative to act without needing a direction from others. Ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders across Ingka Centres business and outside, persuade others to join in achieving organizational goals and recognize value from time invested in coaching and training others, are all skills that make you an inspiring manager often leading in the unknown.

With your long-standing experience in real estate markets, from either business owner or consultant perspective, you have learned to quickly assess the potential of locations and create feasible business cases based on market data, both at macro and micro level. You know the implications of retail real estate investment and how to value those in markets and have a broad knowledge and understanding of the essentials for investment in this space.

Additionally, you are:

• Able to involve and steer multi-disciplinary teams
• Motivated by challenges where multiple stakeholders are involved, and requires strong collaboration
• Able to apply your knowledge of industry trends, outlooks, and emerging technologies to achieve organisational goals and objectives
• Motivated by the opportunity to be in a dynamic, fast-paced, and future orientated environment
• Connected to a strong network in the real estate world


As the Expansion Manager at Ingka Centres you will lead a team that support Ingka Group Expansion and IKEA Retail in the sourcing of new locations for an IKEA touchpoint. Assess the need and potential for Ingka Centres to invest in identified locations with the aim to drive visitation and create value.

You will create the initial business case on the basis of desk research and obtain approval to free up risk money for further investigation. Involve Investment & Divestment subdomain to prepare for the initial Investment Return that opens up an investment process and lead an outstanding collaboration with other domains within Ingka Centres and Ingka Group Real Estate, Expansion and Retail teams within a broader Ingka landscape.

Amongst other things, you will:

• Be responsible for a timely and accurate reporting on potential investment opportunities
• Contribute to the overall goals of Ingka Centres Expansion & Development domain by actively participating in the domain meetings
• Leads and grows teams and people with our values in the core

In this role you will report to Jan Kristensson, our Expansion & Development Manager and be based in Malmö, Sweden.


Together with IKEA Retail and Investments, Ingka Centres is part of the Ingka Group,

We’ve embarked on an exciting journey to transform our shopping centres into destinations always anchored by IKEA, and that go way beyond shopping, offering a carefully selected series of activities, events and initiatives tailored to the needs of the communities that surround them.
That’s what we call “meeting places”.

As a long-term partner of IKEA, we share our vision, our culture and our values, while what makes our businesses different is the way we fulfil our vision. If the idea of IKEA is to create a better life at home, we work hard to create a better everyday life outside of the home by developing virtual and physical meeting places where people can meet shop and connect with their communities.

We have big plans for the future that involve expanding to new locations, opening smaller-scale concepts closer to the city centres, digitalisation, and most of all, living up to shared sustainability goals. We’re constantly looking for energetic, purpose-led and creative people who’d like to join us on our journey to create meeting places around the world.

Sounds exciting? There’s a lot more to know about us! Take a look at our website, read our stories and try to imagine how you can be part of our team helping us reach our goals!


The Expansion Manager role sits within our Expansion & Development domain whose purpose is to source, develop and establish meeting places that contribute to the expansion plans of IKEA Retail and drive visitation as well as steer towards optimizing the portfolio by investing in assets and divesting of assets.


Do you have any doubts about the role? Please contact Jan Kristensson on jan.kristensson@ingka.com.
Do you have questions about the recruitment process? Please connect with Maris Opelts on maris.opelts@ingka.com.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, though no later than 17th of June 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application!