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Hamachō, Chiba-ken - Esplora la località Leadership & Management Full Time

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Our proud story of IKEA Japan started 15 years ago when we opened our first store in Funabashi. Since then, step-by-step we have opened 9 stores in Japan, have welcomed more than 300 million visitors and we are so ready to grow bigger!

In 2020, we entered Tokyo city center and opened IKEA for Business Shibuya planning studio, IKEA Harajuku, IKEA Shibuya and IKEA Shinjuku and we will not stop our expansion journey there.

We want to keep on growing and making the many people of Japan feel and say that with IKEA they can achieve a better and sustainable life at home at affordable prices - “Happy to be home”.

Today, we are an Omnichannel retailer and we have greeted 500 million people on and the IKEA Japan app. Many people in Japan, now more than ever, have needs for a better life at home and most things remain to be done. We have a glorious future in Japan. Who wants to join us next?

Preferred candidate is…
● ... a value based senior leader (not necessarily by age but maturity in leadership). Someone who loves unleashing diverse people and entrepreneurship, who leads with inspiration, transparency, inclusion and through trust.
● … has a genuine interest to further accelerate a seamless and positive customer experience in an omnichannel retail landscape.
● … passionate about developing business and people together.
● … already CFO, or aspiring to be, in IKEA or another international company. To already understand the position and the responsibilities. Complexity in this position is high. IKEA CFO responsibilities are holistic on top of financial which is why having a solid base is critical.
● … if not from IKEA company then international company experience is a must.
● … interested in an international career within IKEA.


Common assignments associated with being part of the Country Management Team:
•Be an active member in the country management team contributing with business insight and functional expertise in order to secure the overall performance of the country
•Actively engage with, and share the responsibility in, the delivery of the INGKA sustainability strategy to enable the ongoing transformation and growth of the IKEA business.
•Secure growth, low cost and sustainable profitability in accordance with our overall purpose, retail direction and our financial strategy.
•Ensure high quality execution of all People processes securing performing, competent and engaged co-workers.
•Embrace the digital transformation in the market and be a digital ambassador in the function.
•Secure interdependence and cooperation with all relevant functions and stakeholders, to secure integration and common focus.
•Represent the Retail country as a spokesperson and external representative for all Ingka entities within the designated area of responsibility.

Assignments specific to the role:
•Optimize profitable growth, low cost, and the value of Ingka assets in accordance with our overall purpose, IKEA Retail direction and the Ingka Group financial strategy.
•Lead the IKEA Retail Business Plan process together with the country management team while securing alignment with the Country Penetration Plan. Lead the financial business plan process under the frame of the Ingka Group Financial strategy.
•Secure the support for a seamless and consistent customer journey in all contacts, by stimulating continuous improvement in ways of working.
•Lead the constant search for improvement in operating our companies by being the ambassador of cost consciousness, harvesting efficiency potentials, and taking advantage of the value chain.
•Lead with business opportunities in the forefront and secure that we invest to meet the needs of our customers. Evaluate and prioritize investments supporting both growth and cost reduction that deliver value in reality, balancing returns and risks.
•Create a risk aware organization and mindset, empowering people & business to grasp the many opportunities and to take responsible risks everyday while safeguarding & strengthening our people and Ingka businesses.
•Secure reliable and timely financial, management and tax reporting, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and accounting standards.
•Secure compliance throughout our business and rules and lead the development of a broad and proactive risk management approach that supports the country strategic direction and safeguard co-workers, visitors and assets.
•Ensure that country operations are compliant with Ingka Group Code of Conduct and other Ingka Group Steering Documents. Secure compliance with the local legislation and secure the statutory and fiduciary obligations of the boards.
•Build and maintain trustful business relationships with external stakeholders (authorities, auditors, advisors, Inter IKEA Group).


In our team we take pride in seeing everyone around us grow and develop, and we encourage people to experiment, test, try - and sometimes fail. As long as they learn along the way! We know that everything is changing more rapidly today and that we sometimes need to lead in the unknown. So we throw ourselves out there to explore new possibilities and ways of doing things to make both our people and our business prosper.

PURPOSE OF JOB: Be a proactive business partner in strategic as well as operational development, closely connected to the business and contributing to improved customer experience. Support growth, cost reduction, sustainable profitability while contributing to improved customer experience. Secure that investments deliver value in reality.

At IKEA, we believe "everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities".

Diversity is a key to success; diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.

We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.
IKEA Japan would like to explore together. If you have a passion for this position, please don’t hesitate to apply!

Let’s get closer to our vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people” together!

イケア・ジャパンのサービスオフィス(本社機能/IKEA Tokyo-Bay 5F)では現在約20か国出身の230名のコワーカーが働いています。

▪正社員 週40時間契約
▪定年制度あり (65歳定年)

▪産前産後休暇 *取得実績あり
▪育児休暇 *復帰後時短勤務可能
▪パタニティ休暇(父親の有給休暇)・パートナーの育児休暇 *取得実績あり

▪社会保険完備(加入必須: 扶養から抜けての契約):厚生年金・健康保険・雇用保険
▪賞与:One IKEA(ワン・イケア) - ボーナスプログラム
▪Tack! コワーカーロイヤルティプログラム



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