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Senior Digital Project Leader-Malmö or Amsterdam, Group Digital, Ingka Group

Sweden - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

Why we will love you

We believe you are a delivery-oriented team player who thrive in a global, values-based setting. You have solid experience in how to manage complex projects in a global digital environment and demonstrate strong leadership capabilities. You are excellent in advising and building trustful relationships with your stakeholders as well as coach both other project leaders and project teams, reviewing projects and seeing the bigger picture.

We believe you come with
- Formal qualifications in Project Management and 8+ years of experience in leading projects
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business leaders and digital leadership
- Successful track record of managing business change
- Ability to coordinate and direct activities to help achieve project objectives and to support long-term business objectives
- Sound judgement skills to make timely and effective decisions
- Ability to understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of digital as an integrated part of the business
- A university degree and the possibility to commute to one of our offices in Malmö, Helsingborg or Amsterdam.

At IKEA, you’re welcome no matter where you come from, what you believe, and what you look like. We don’t even care how you have furnished your home. We’re interested in you simply because you’re you. Our different views, backgrounds, and personalities make us better understand our customers, give us more fun at work and spark more and better ideas. Perhaps your unique take on something could lead to a great idea that creates a better everyday life for the many people.

Your responsibilities

You will be leading and driving projects to deliver business value. You will also support and coach digital project office team members and contribute to common ways of working. You help drive development initiatives in the team as well as on digital project office (DPO) level.

As part of the job, you will be:
- Responsible for planning, managing and delivering assigned projects, including time, cost, scope and quality with a focus on maximised business value overall and a clear business case
- Identify, mitigate, monitor and control risks to keep projects on track and create awareness on time in case of issues
- Report to and communicate with DPO leadership, steering group and other stakeholders to manage expectations and support prioritisations
- Manage dependencies and interfaces between projects and the line organisation
- Drive continuous improvement of quality and performance in assigned projects to ensure targets are met
- Identify and communicate resource needs, within assigned projects, to the DPO leadership to secure a better utilisation of team resources
- Work in compliance with our Project Framework e.g. in planning, execution and quality assurance processes, steering and follow up in order to promote best practices and ensure a common high quality output
- Provide support and guidance to assist in the development of projects and junior project leaders

About this work area

The Digital Project Office, DPO, consists of 6 teams with a total of 60+ project leaders. We are project management professionals with a focus on delivering measurable business value. Together we have centuries of experience navigating complex projects, understanding key drivers, challenges and managing projects to get things done.

We set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services using new and existing delivery methods to deliver at pace. Being the Center of Excellence of Project Management at IKEA, we also take responsibility outside Group Digital for some of our important change initiatives.

Togetherness is important to us at the DPO and we strive for a collaborative community where everyone contribute, learnings are shared and improvements suggested. We promote fun at work and a good work-life balance.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

For more information about the role, reach out to hiring manager Farzin Saber (

Studies show that members of underrepresented communities don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we would like you to reconsider and give it a chance. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application.

From: “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified” by Tara Sophia Mohr, August 2014”

We will be interviewing continuously and are looking forward to hearing from you!

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