To succeed in the role of Retail Expansion Project Manager (internally called Establishment Project Manager) you need to have the following:
• Proven and strong project management and cost management skills. • Knowledge of IKEA Retailing experience and standards and the IKEA multichannel shopping experience. • Knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, values and vision on a wider level and knowledge of local Retail Country strategies, priorities and expansion planning process. • Knowledge of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders in IKEA • Energized by driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through collaboration • Inspired by working together in an ever-changing multi-dimensional environment • Motivated by finding new ways through co-creation with colleagues and other IKEA units
With the customer at the heart of everything we do, Expansion takes responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic expansion plan in the country. Expansion acts upon business needs based on insights and optimize accessibility to enable maximum penetration of the country. Expansion is responsible for implementing our retailing concepts and securing that we fully utilise our assets in the new world of IKEA – all at lowest cost, with economy of scale and sustained profitability.
• Responsible and leading a project in time, in budget and with the right quality • Lead the development and continuous improvement of working methods in establishment and project management • Support and lead a team in the establishment of the project • Lead, coach and develop a high performing team that will strongly contribute to the objectives and goal. • Take a lead and collaborate in working across functions • Ensure that lessons learned have been documented and shared. • Take lead in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model and inform, engage and empower our co-workers.
About this work area
Growth is in our team DNA, we thrive on discovering new horizons, pushing boundaries and exploring uncharted territory. With different backgrounds and perspectives, we work together to analyse new and existing markets to find opportunities to expand our business and bring the IKEA offer to even more of the many people around the world. IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad said: ‘Most things still remain to be done. A glorious future!’ We believe so too :)
We welcome all applications, especially applications from people with disabilities as well as from different ethnic backgrounds. Please apply online and don’t forget to attach your motivation letter in English (we think a good and interesting motivation letter often says much more about you than many degrees).
For this fulltime position we offer you a monthly gross salary starting from monthly € 2.880,-- on fulltime base with an all-in-contract. We are willing to pay significantly more depending on experience and qualification.
We really would like to get to know you better and appreciate your letter of motivation.