Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. You will be part of IKEA Supply and the Supply Chain Development organisation. IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.
Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.
About the job
We are looking for Enterprise Architects who will be responsible for leading, developing and successfully implementing the architecture in different transformational areas – always keeping in mind the holistic view and totality of IKEA. You will be contributing to the major process and digital movements in IKEA Supply, such as:
· Establishment of a new Global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform for Order and Finance management within IKEA Supply. You will, as a part of the Supply Data & Technology department, together with peers lead the architecture work related to the Order and Finance platform development team.
· As a part of the Architecture function take lead in defining the transformation for Supply, related to data architecture. Together with Data & Analytics and Information management function secure that IKEA can best benefit from the new product information model and the data hub built on a new data & analytics platform.
· You will also be assigned to innovation and exploration initiatives supporting business leaders to capture new business model needs and translate that into initial ideas of how to take those further into solutions.
Experience from such transformation initiatives will be beneficial. You will secure alignment and close cooperation with business leaders, the development teams and other stakeholders. You are passionate about enterprise architecture and how that supports the digital transformation as a key to make life easier for the many people and make a clear footprint in line with the IKEA direction.
More specifically, in this role you will be accountable for:
· Lead and work closely together with peers across the totality of Inter IKEA and across IKEA to guide and lead the enterprise architecture deliverables assigned to you
· Secure that architecture assessments for business initiatives are performed in line with defined ways of working
· Within your specific business assignment, you are responsible for the development and delivery of the Inter IKEA:
o Architecture Principles
o Target Architecture
o Business Capabilities
o Re-usable Patterns
o Approved Exceptions
As a team member of the Architecture community, you support the Network of Expertise in specific architecture development areas and topics (e.g. Business Architecture, IT Architecture, Solution Architecture). In this role you will report to our Architecture Manager at IKEA Supply and work closely with the management teams of these transformation initiatives.
Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board!
We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing company in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.
We’re doing some amazing things in IKEA Supply chain; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.
To be successful in this role, we believe you are able to inspire and mobilize people towards clearly set objectives. We are looking for a visionary, pragmatic and adaptable person with strong willpower. You are curious and able to build relationships in order to establish strong trust between the Supply Data & Technology community and its stakeholders. You are passionate in creating value through robust and effective Business and IT Architecture and enjoy developing IKEA as a business by building relationships and networks. You will together with peers lead the framing and assessment of defined digital transformation areas, secure that we follow defined architecture principles and reach the business goals with the defined target architecture.
We expect you to have a very good knowledge of capturing business models and how that connects to strategies, digital needs and transformation plans where we expect you to have a relevant experience and track record. You are analytical and have a particular eye for details, still being able to relate to the bigger context and find ways to reach business goals and secure that architecture targets are considered. You are effective in communicating, able to present relevant content, create trust and by that navigate and lead the business and people in a complex and fast-changing business and technology environment.
You are highly motivated to delivery results by guiding business through people and collaborate and interact with different stakeholders in a global context. You are working close to peers, business leaders and other stakeholders and used to define architecture that capture business opportunities and deliver results with high sense of urgency.
You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for collaborative spirit and how you lead with strong focus on both technology and people. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines.
The IKEA culture and values are crucial for our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website www.ikea.com or just watch this video: https://bit.ly/ikea-what-if
Questions & Support? Let’s connect.
This position is located in Pratteln, Switzerland. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email. We look forward to receiving your application at the latest 3rd of October, 2021.