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Real Estate Manager – Group Real Estate, Ingka Group

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Real Estate & Leasing Full Time

Job description


Simply because you have a passion for doing business and leading business and people together. You come with strong leadership where you excel in collaborating and co-creating with others, where you are inspiring and clarifying our strategies and where you help the organisation to unleash entrepreneurs. Of course, you love creating value to our customers.

You have a long term oriented and strategic approach. With your open mind and willingness to drive innovation, you will stimulate creative ideas that will add value to the business. You are good in guiding and giving feedback to individuals as well as a group to drive performance. We believe you have a good network within Ingka and love building and maintaining a system of strategic business connections. You recognize, interpret, and work within the political environment of an organisation and it´s easy for you to navigate environments like that.

To succeed as the Real Estate Manager, you would benefit from:
• IKEA/Ingka business experience with exposure to the real estate business.
• Background in business management and real estate from IKEA/Ingka.
• Extensive experience from managerial positions
• Academic degree in engineering/business/economics or similar
• Proven skills in developing people and provide support, coaching, training, and career direction to others

And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


To lead and develop all aspects of the real estate business according to the real estate scope in Ingka.

Amongst many of your tasks you will:

• Lead and manage the Real Estate organisation to ensure delivery of the real estate scope in Ingka.
• Ensure appropriate resources are available to manage the real estate business.
• Optimize the value and efficiency of Ingka properties in a sustainable way.
• Secure delivery of safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative property solutions based on business needs.
• Manage and develop the organisation’s competence and performance to achieve the Ingka real estate scope and secure succession planning.
• Create an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers.
• Ensure a safe environment for co-workers and external consultants and contractors in accordance with Ingka policies.
• Be responsible for all strategies, standards, guidelines, methods, tools, sustainability best practice and innovation frameworks and other initiatives issued by Group Real Estate and for ensuring that these documents are communicated to relevant stakeholders and business partners.
• Facilitate follow-ups and identification of learnings, thereby improving in-house knowledge, and the performance on strategic long-term initiatives.
• Be the main speaking partner with other decision-makers in Ingka.
• Be the Chair of Real Estate Council in Ingka.

The position as Real Estate Manager is placed in Malmö, Sweden and you will report to the Deputy CEO /CFO of Ingka Group.


Real Estate builds, maintains and develops all buildings where we meet our customers and where we work.

Real Estate works with customer meeting points, meeting places, distribution centres and offices. We help to create an inspiring location to support and enhance the shopping experience as well as ensure a healthy & safe working environment for all our co-workers.

Store fulfillment and sustainability are top on our agenda. We drive innovation to improve our energy efficiency by over 40% and produce more energy than we use in our operations. We work closely with IKEA Retail and Ingka Centres to create solutions that keep costs down for the units and that are good for people & planet.

We are a global organisation consisting of 10 clusters operating in over 30 countries.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Rob Olson at For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Pernilla Cederlund at

Please submit your application in English, consisting of a CV and cover letter, through the recruitment system as we are unable to handle applications by e-mail.

We appreciate your application as soon as possible, but please no later than May 17th 2021.


For the candidate we want to offer the position, we do a transparent Pre-employment screening.