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Team Manager– HR (People & Culture) Operations in Workday

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full time

Job description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing technology services that simplifies and digitalize people processes. Our global assignment gives global opportunities. Come see things a little differently with us.

About you    

Are you an experienced leader with passion to serve and support People Business Operations with digital solutions? 

You have a genuine interest in people´s ability to learn & grow and a strong belief in that competence development drives business result. You can easily build strong and trustful relationships with multiple stakeholders on different levels.

As a person you are motivated by working in a high -pace organization where you can deliver results together with your colleagues and when you can enable an excellent people experience and support through technology.

In your role as team manager, you will build trustful relationships across organizational levels through clear and simple communication, where your ability to communicate complex topics in a simple way will be key.

You have previously worked with cloud based global HR solutions, preferably Workday, and have knowledge of HR processes.

You have skills to combine a long-term perspective with turning strategies into operational results and relevant actions for your team.


About the job

Next to the core business assignment, Core Business Range is also responsible to lead (on behalf of Inter IKEA Group) the running support and further development of our People and HR Solutions: Workday and ServiceNow HR Service Delivery.

Workday is the foundation for efficient People and Culture processes, supported by high quality and real time data for faster and better decision making. ServiceNow HR module creates digital workflows that help our organization work smarter, faster & better during different phases of the employment cycle.

These solutions are supported today by internal teams working with Operations and Development. Our DevOps teams are currently supporting approx. 11 000 co-workers employed in 27 countries. The roll-out will continue to add additional 15 000 co-workers during the coming year. As the team assignment grows, our Workday Solution Management team will consist of two teams working together towards our common goals.

As a Team Manager you will lead a team of 5-6 people, working with Workday HCM, Time, Absence, and Integration domains.

·       In close cooperation with technology and business partners across Inter IKEA Group (Group and Core Businesses) you will lead continuous support and development of Workday for the assigned areas. 
·       You will lead and champion the DevOps and agile culture where development and maintenance are handled by the same resources.
·       Establish and implement common ways of working and collaborate with stakeholders within Inter IKEA Group, incl. governance and communication on different levels.
·       Work with technology as a business tool and translate requirements into solutions, balancing user experience, business needs and digital constraints.
·       You will own supplier/vendor contracts with Alight (common payroll provider in 10 countries) due to connection with the assigned Workday domains.
·       Manage supplier of tools and consultants relevant for the assigned area.
·       Identify and capture business opportunities and deliver results with high sense of urgency when needed.

You will deliver results through involving and engaging people across Inter IKEA with project / solution team members. 

About us  

Inter IKEA Group (IIG) 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. 

Core business Range is an organization consisting of three legal entities; IKEA of Sweden AB, IKEA Product development technology centre and IKEA Communications AB.

IKEA of Sweden AB has the assignment to determine and develop the IKEA Product Range, including products, packaging solutions and service products according to the IKEA Concept Framework.

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. 

Additional information

Position is in Älmhult (Sweden) and reports to the Co-Worker Experience Manager Business Range.

25th of Sep 2022 is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation – in English and tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!  Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, send in your application today! 

If you have questions regarding these roles, please contact hiring manager Karl-Johan Kallenberg

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to People & Culture Recruiter, Nichole Syjueco at

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.