•Extensive knowledge of the Retail Establishment Process •Proven and strong project management and cost management skills •Knowledge of IKEA Retailing and operational requirements for our units •Knowledge about Ingka governance process and elaboration of investment requests •Knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, values and vision •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 •Knowledge of the IKEA multichannel shopping experience •Knowledge of how to set direction, create and manage goals and plans and follow up on KPIs.
•Responsible for the performance, status and overview of all ongoing projects •Responsible for the coordination of the different fields of the project (commercial, construction, retail establishment, real estate..) •Responsible for the reporting of the project to the steering group and retail management •Ensure that lessons learned from previous projects are shared •Lead the development and continuous improvement of working methods in establishment and project management •Be involved and support the projects in a very early stage before the handover of a project to Project Manager for implementation •Responsible for proper handover to the line organisation •Ensure that lessons learned have been documented •Ensure that Project Managers have adequate level of competence in establishment •Support team in the establishment of the project •Lead, coach and develop a high performing team that will strongly contribute to reach the local Retail Country objectives and goals •Be a facilitator, coach and informal mentor to leaders in the Retail Countries •Take lead in working across functions within the Retail Country organisation and collaborate with Expansion •Enable all team members to share best practices with and across the organisation. •Take lead in driving an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values where our coworkers are informed, engaged and empowered •Lead positive change, and contribute to building a more unique, inclusive and accessible IKEA - guided by the People and Planet Positive commitments
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
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.