Offers “IKEA”

Expires soon IKEA


  • Älmhult, SWEDEN
  • Accounting / Management control

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Are you the one we are looking for?

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter and strong team player to join our team. We want someone who thinks strategically and enjoys 'rolling up their sleeves' to work closely with other teams to get the job done. Business Development Project Office (BDPO) is leading some of the most important movements IKEA is taking both in Supply as well as across Inter IKEA Group.  Do you want to embark on this challenge journey with us?

Here we are!

Business Development Project Office (BDPO) , IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult

Business Development Project Office (BDPO) is a global function for delivering strategic business development projects across all business units in IKEA Supply and a competence center for Project Management and Strategic Business Development.

As part of Supply Strategic Planning, BDPO is assigned to support business units in the execution of Supply Strategy, contributing to maximisation of impact and value realisation in every project, and supporting our stakeholders by catering for their business needs.

BDPO is also a place to accelerate co-workers´ competence development and export talents further into IKEA.

We are a highly motivated team consisting of 18 exceptional problem solvers, delivering transformational change across Inter IKEA as well Supply business units. Typical assignments cover strategy, innovation, organizational development, performance improvement and digitalisation.

Our mission is to strengthen and accelerate Strategic Business Development across IKEA.

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About the job
As a BDPO Project Leader you will support our stakeholders by simultaneously leading and being overall responsible for the execution of several complex projects assigned to you, from Project Directive till full completion of the agreed deliverables. You will work in a truly global environment and lead multi-disciplinary teams of high performing individuals from across the business to drive change.

In this assignment you will:

·  play a key role in leading the overall project and its value streams throughout the project life cycle, from the initial assignment through the completion, securing a fact-based and inclusive approach, and manage dependencies, engaging stakeholders to deliver excellent results
·  develop high performing project teams, coach and support the project members in a global and multicultural environment
·  actively contribute to the development of ways of working, processes- and project management, and strategic business development capabilities both within BDPO and the Supply project management community
·  proactively contribute with knowledge & experience to the stakeholders & BDPO team
·  contribute to attracting talents in future recruitment processes for Project Management roles

In this role you act as an important ambassador of IKEA values and a role-model for fact-based business leadership.


About you

We are looking for you who is an exceptional problem solver with entrepreneurial drive, passion for business and people and a mind-set which embraces challenges and always looks for better ways. You have strong self-awareness can adapt your leadership and communication approach when needed to maximize the value creation. You are committed to high standards in everything you do, and act and lead with sense of urgency.

To succeed in these roles, you have a solid business understanding and background, solid skills and experience in working with projects across multiple functional areas.

You have
… a talent for identifying business opportunities and creating, developing and anchoring business cases
… a strength in doing business with a holistic view
… excellent communication

… excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and business acumen
… the ability to build strong relationships and influence and challenge in a constructive, positive, and professional way
… a natural way of leading by example and proactively sharing your knowledge and experience

… extensive skills and experience in managing and delivering large projects in complex and global environments across multiple industries and business segments
… an outstanding ability to analyze a business, identifying and navigating risks and opportunities
… a proven record of high performance in leading and developing business and solid experience with managing change

We believe in your ability to lead in the unknown and your readiness to hit the ground running in this challenging assignment from day one.

Experiences in one or several of the following fields will be beneficial in both roles: Strategic Sourcing/Category Management, Supplier Development, Logistics development, Digital transformation, Organizational development, Finance and Business Intelligence, Process design and development, Manufacturing, People & Culture, Innovation development and deployment, Management consulting.

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How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application (CV + motivation letter) in English as soon as possible and by latest 2023-10-01. We really want to get to know you, so please tell us why you would be a great fit for this role, what gives you energy, what environment that makes you shine, and what it is that you want to develop.

For more information about the role, please contact one of our BDPO Development Managers, . If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Specialist, Olivia Swärd at .

This is a permanent position based in Älmhult, an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö, and an IKEA shuttle bus running back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.

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