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Project Leader (Job 5 Initiative) – Expansion Development, Group Expansion, Ingka Group

Malmö, Skåne County - Esplora la località Expansion Full Time

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We are looking for you who are passionate about creating an IKEA fit for the future. You are motivated by increasing customer value, and you get energised by driving business growth and contributing to the overall success and results through collaboration. Working together inspires you, just as much as working in an everchanging multi-dimensional environment. Furthermore, you get motivated by finding new ways through co-creation with colleagues, other IKEA units and external partners, as well as by living the IKEA culture and values.

We believe that you come with experience in retail and a multicultural working environment. In addition, you have proven advanced training in Business Management or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of experience in developing business and innovation and delivering results, as well as two years of leading and influencing teams. Moreover, we expect you to have experience in managing change in a complex business environment.

To be successful in this role, you have:

- Good understanding of the IKEA retail business and the IKEA Value Chain
- Basic knowledge of leading people and team development, as well as change management methods and tools
- Knowledge of IKEA expansion and how to make things happen; how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders in IKEA and with external partners
- Good knowledge of project management processes, business development models and collaboration tools and methods
- You are inspired by the IKEA vision and values and you want to create a positive impact for people and this planet
- Knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, values and vision, Ingka Group strategies, priorities and strategic expansion planning process as well as the IKEA omnichannel shopping experience

As a person, you are able to direct efforts to achieve long-term business objectives; prioritise, delegate and make efficient decisions with speed and simplicity. You bring good leadership capabilities and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trustful relationships. You are able to take a holistic view of a global organisation and identify business opportunities accordingly. Moreover, you communicate verbally, visually and in writing in an inspirational way with IKEA tone of voice.


In this role, you will be responsible for the C40 initiative and contribute to a variety of development initiatives related to strategic expansion development, Job 5 and the IKEA Busines Plan.

You will:
- Lead initiatives from business case to delivery
- Lead and facilitate people from different units and cultures
- Manage communication relevant to the initiative
- Identify dependencies and work smart across other initiatives
- Manage the budget and performance indicators (OKR)
- Develop and maintain an external network of partners
- Drive excellent cross-function collaboration
- Identify new opportunities and innovations that deliver long term value to IKEA
- Take the lead in driving an open and sharing environment
- Be a role model of the IKEA values
- Lead positive change, and contribute to building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided by the People and Planet Positive commitments

This role is located in Malmö and will report to the Development Manager, Group Expansion.


You will join Expansion Development - a new team in Group Expansion. We take leadership for strategic expansion development with a total market approach and omnichannel at the core.

With the customer at the heart of everything we do, Group Expansion takes responsibility for strategic expansion planning, enabling penetration of existing and new markets. We take the lead in the business development of existing and new customer meeting points. We act on business needs and empower the markets to maximise accessibility, implement our retailing concepts and fully utilise our assets in the new world of IKEA – all at the lowest cost, with an economy of scale and sustained profitability.


If you have any questions related to the role, please reach out to the Hiring Manager Remco Hempenius at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Recruiter Ami Ka-Ling Hui at

We look forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible but please no later than the 22nd September 2021. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis.

We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!