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Strategy & Marketing development manager - IKEA Marketing & Communication AB

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Marketing & Communication Full Time

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Are you as passionate about Marketing and Communication as we are? Then come joining us!

At IKEA Marketing & Communication AB (IMC), we are responsible for developing global communication for IKEA businesses and the IKEA product range and we are as passionate about Marketing & Communication as we are about range and home furnishing. 

Now we’re looking for a Strategy & Marketing development manager to join us in Älmhult, Sweden!

Job description

As Strategy & Marketing development manager you will be responsible for leading and facilitate development of a common marketing agenda for IKEA. You bring business, strategy & creativeness together for a stronger IKEA range & communication offer to our customers and consumers. In this role you will be accountable for leading IKEA Marketing & Communication AB part in IKEAs strategic landscape & processes to secure brand strength and business growth to create a better everyday life for the many people!

In this role, you’ll lead a strategic development team, spearheading creation of marketing & communication strategies and enables, in collaboration across IKEA M&C communities and lead key development projects throughout.
Some of your main assignments will be

  • Lead the work with developing the Strategy & Marketing development area by setting up ways of working and organizational set-up to be ready for the needs of today and tomorrow.
  • Be a key contributor from IKEA Marketing & Communication AB in defining, planning and establishing the marketing and communication priorities built on close collaboration with the IKEA eco system
  • Based on real time data and genuine customer insights, identify new marketing & communication initiatives, to strengthen the IKEA Brand and support business growth.
  • Support IMC functional areas with Strategic leadership and capabilities, securing marketing direction and enabling business success and world class deliveries while safeguarding that marketing & communication are aligned with IKEA Concept & frameworks and strategies such as IKEA Direction,
  • Work closely together with other IKEA Marketing & Communication functions, and other stakeholders within and outside IKEA.
  • Create pre-conditions for a healthy, trustful, inclusive, engaging and future-oriented learning environment that supports the co-worker’s continuous competence development, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit.


To be successful in this role you need to have a solid track record of defining and driving a strategic marketing agenda in a complex and global business environment. You are used to lead the way and known for your inclusive and excellent leadership working in a true team spirit. We believe you have a passion for life at home and home furnishing for developing business and people towards extraordinary goals. You are a strong entrepreneur, skilled communicator and can simplify complexity in order to improve business performance and constantly taking us towards new heights. You are a true networker, who builds strong and trustworthy relationships and feel confident in managing and leading cross-functional teams effectively. And of course - we believe you are a true believer in our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people!

More Information

Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your application in English by 8th of August Please note that we will handle applications on a continuous basis, so if you are interested to apply please do so as soon as possible as we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Marie Sandman at

You are warm welcome with your application and please note that due to summer vacation we may come back to you in the beginning of August.