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Head of Digital Products - Circular Business Ventures

WHO YOU ARE

You want to be part of a bold team of digital entrepreneurs, designers, analysts and engineers – jointly working on creating a better and more sustainable life at home for hundreds of millions of customers globally? You believe in our joint societal responsibility to leave our planet in a better place than we found it and are eager to be part of a movement that wants to act vs just talk? Keep on reading.
You are a leader standing up for your team. Allowing them to fail and learn, pushing them to new boundaries, and celebrating successes together. Caring for their professional growth and personal well-being, you are able to motivate and steer large teams and are known as a leader people want to work for and with.
You are a visionary who can create and effectively communicate a holistic product strategy to both internal and external stakeholders – creating clarity and simplicity in highly complex environments.
And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values that are the foundation of everything we do.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for a leader who encompasses:
• An agile Product Mindset - You know that every great idea is built on possibilities and assumptions and that the journey is about proving them each step of the way. You can take in a lot of disparate information and find common themes, define clear outcomes and iterate.
• A dynamic and caring product leader who will rally the team and work in a highly collaborative and complex global environment.
• Fluency in human-centered product discovery methods such as design thinking and service design.
• A high level of intellectual curiosity and the ability to deal comfortably with ambiguity.
• Strong organization skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal direction.
• An ability to put team before self and collaborate energetically
• Compelling and effective communication with and presentations to executive management.
• Proven track record of getting things done and delivering products that provide substantial value.

Basic Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• At least 7 years of consumer product management experience
• At least 5 years of experience managing people
• At least 3 years of Agile Product Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• MBA or Master’s degree
• CX Agency, Management Consultancy, Circular, or technology company experience

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

IKEA has set out an ambitious vision to become a circular company over the next 10 years. The journey is exciting and daunting as it impacts all parts of the customers experience and significantly impacts the way we operate. Nevertheless, we have embarked on this journey since the time to act is NOW.

You will create the digital product strategy and vision in how we make this ambitious vision a reality – taking humble accountability for a product development journey that cuts across our organization like no other. Being both visionary and practical, you will push our thinking forward so we can deliver progress in an incremental and hypothesis-driven way. You will appreciate and deeply understand the complexity yet create a simple-to-understand narrative that the rest of the digital organization can follow and gather behind.

You will be directly accountable to launch highly anticipated products into our global markets, such as Furniture-as-a-Service and movements that allow for seamless experiences around prolonging our products’ lives. You will extend your thinking into how other elements of INGKA can be operated in a more sustainable fashion – and drive those with a data-backed mindset.

You will be responsible in defining the digital outcomes – in close collaboration with your internal business partners. You will prioritize, coordinate and manage the development and deployment of innovative digital products as well as ensure that the developments stay aligned with the set-out business goals and OKRs.

Collaboration and partnerships will be key in your success at IKEA. Our concept of Togetherness fosters a work environment of co-creation. You will continue to deepen our strategic relationship with our business partners in Group Sustainability and Operations. You will partner with your co-leaders in engineering, UX and data analysis to create and launch scalable products that will operate and delight globally.
You take accountability for the outcomes that you set out and will provide the direction for agile teams sitting both inside and outside of your own area of control – steering them towards success and joint pride in creating leading experiences for our customers and co-workers around the world.

ABOUT THIS WORK AREA

IKEA has set out an ambitious vision to become a circular company over the next 10 years. The journey is exciting and daunting as it impacts all parts of the customers experience and significantly impacts the way we operate. Nevertheless, we have embarked on this journey since the time to act is NOW.

You will create the digital product strategy and vision in how we make this ambitious vision a reality – taking humble accountability for a product development journey that cuts across our organization like no other. Being both visionary and practical, you will push our thinking forward so we can deliver progress in an incremental and hypothesis-driven way. You will appreciate and deeply understand the complexity yet create a simple-to-understand narrative that the rest of the digital organization can follow and gather behind.

You will be directly accountable to launch highly anticipated products into our global markets, such as Furniture-as-a-Service and movements that allow for seamless experiences around prolonging our products’ lives. You will extend your thinking into how other elements of INGKA can be operated in a more sustainable fashion – and drive those with a data-backed mindset.

You will be responsible in defining the digital outcomes – in close collaboration with your internal business partners. You will prioritize, coordinate and manage the development and deployment of innovative digital products as well as ensure that the developments stay aligned with the set-out business goals and OKRs.

Collaboration and partnerships will be key in your success at IKEA. Our concept of Togetherness fosters a work environment of co-creation. You will continue to deepen our strategic relationship with our business partners in Group Sustainability and Operations. You will partner with your co-leaders in engineering, UX and data analysis to create and launch scalable products that will operate and delight globally.
You take accountability for the outcomes that you set out and will provide the direction for agile teams sitting both inside and outside of your own area of control – steering them towards success and joint pride in creating leading experiences for our customers and co-workers around the world.

QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!

You might have some questions before (or after) applying and we more than welcome them! The recruitment process will be remote. During the summer it might take longer than usual to receive feedback on your application.
If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Jaap van Montfort via jaap.van.montfort@ingka.ikea.com or via +46(0)723947409.

Uren per week: Full Time