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Business Analyst

Amsterdam, Nordholland - Standort erkunden Controlling- Business Navigation Vollzeit



We are looking for a Business Analyst to join us in the creation of useful and actionable insights to support IKEA in strategic decision making, using traditional and advanced analytical techniques.

Our diverse and global team within Decision Intelligence is growing, and we would love to talk with you, if you recognize yourself in the following:
• Data Processing
You feel comfortable extracting data from relational or graph databases, spreadsheets, web logs, text files, etc. You also gather information from communication with co-workers.
You know how to “wrangle” data, i.e., to inspect, clean, transform, and validate data, making it ready for further analysis.
• Data Analysis
You use various techniques and code to conduct analyses, identifying trends and patterns in the data. You adapt the type of analysis to the problem to be solved, running statistical tests and developing predictive models to provide relevant answers and recommendations.
• Data Visualization
Storytelling through data visualization is a vital component of your work. You know what charts should be accompanying the analysis to summarize and illustrate the most important data. And you are very skillful in creating those charts using business intelligence products.
• Written Communication
You communicate insights in an easy way and can summarize in few sentences a complex idea without trivializing it.


In your role as Business Analyst, you use your domain experience to:
• Understand business problems and work out concrete data-based solutions.
• Interpret data and turn it into recommendations which can offer ways to facilitate, accelerate, or automate business decisions.
• Contribute to the dissemination of learnings and success stories, by creating case studies and communicating these throughout the organization.

Furthermore, you drive an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values.

- Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in data analysis or data science (retail and e-commerce is a plus)
- Good skills in scripting languages (preferably Python)
- Extensive experience in data processing
- Broad knowledge of statistics or machine learning techniques
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Furthermore, you are
- A curious, world class, problem solver with a hacker mindset who wants to keep learning!
- A team player who takes ownership, builds cross-functional relationships with co-workers, and loves sharing knowledge.


There’s a big difference between doing things right and doing the right things. In our team we gather insights from big data to make sure IKEA does the right things. We’re a diverse group of people who spend our days digging into consumer behaviour and how people live their lives at home. You could say that we know the trends before they’re actually trends – and we use that knowledge to create a better everyday life for our customers.


Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

If you have questions regarding the role, recruitment process or other practicalities please reach out to recruiter Gill Liu (gilldan.liu@ingka.com) and Hiring Manager Olivier Maugain o (olivier.maugain@ingka.ikea.com).