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Product Owner | Core Business Franchise

Malmö, Skoone - Tutki sijaintia IT & digitaaliset ratkaisut Kokoaikainen

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At Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make our vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success. 

We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about enabling ‘a better everyday life’ through technology and digital innovation. It is important that you are motivated to continuously learn and that you have the ability to get the team together and lead them towards the common goal. You should enjoy creating value in the area where the product team is active.

In order to be effective in this role, you…:

  • Demonstrate a combination of technical engineering knowledge and effective team leadership.
  • Have strong stakeholder management.
  • Are able to lead and empower team members without formal reporting line.
  • Apply agile analysis techniques for creating user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Take ownership and make effective decisions.
  • Are delivery-focused with excellent attention to detail and drive to resolve issues.
  • Co-ordinate and directs activities (incl. virtual) to help achieve business objectives.
  • Stimulate creative ideas and perspectives that add value.

You have knowledge in agile development practices, particularly owning, and running specific agile events such as backlog refinement and sprint reviews. Knowledge of the IKEA franchise system, vision, culture, and values and an understanding of the complexity of the IKEA business and technology landscape is preferred.

About us

Our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people, influences everything we do. It is a vision that lives in the everyday efforts of all co-workers, all over the world. 

Fulfilling the IKEA vision requires a strong, efficient, and sustainable business setup. That is why it is built on a franchise system. The IKEA Franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., is the worldwide owner of the IKEA Concept and has the responsibility to ensure that the IKEA Concept stays attractive and competitive while enabling growth and a profitable business for IKEA franchisees.

Retail Operation Solutions & Support (ROSS) is an integral part of Core Business Franchise and consists of a team of people with passion for retail and competence in business and technology. We are moving into a new chapter with an ambition to provide IKEA retailers with a set of digital products and services that are integrated into IKEA value chain and supporting the omnichannel IKEA Concept. We call this the Retail Package and it covers key capabilities for retail operations.

Take time to explore the IKEA Franchise system here, and read more about us here.

About the role

Your key responsibilities entail, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the Product team, to prioritise, co-ordinate and manage the development and deployment of the digital product.
  • Ensuring the development stays aligned with the set-out business goals and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer.
  • To collaborate with other Product Owners and Managers to actively manage the digital product backlog.
  • Lead and optimise the agile Product team.
  • Working with the Product Area Manager and Chapter leads to ensure sufficient resources in the agile team.
  • Comply with relevant frameworks, standards and budget for the digital products.
  • Main contributor to building the overall product roadmap.
  • Actively participate in sprint planning to clarify features and user stories.
  • Define acceptance criteria and ‘definition of done’ collaboratively with rest of the team.
  • Working closely with the Business Owner and Product Area Manager, to define near-term goals.
  • Work cross-functionally with the product team to maximise the delivery of value.

More Information

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.

This is a full-time role (40 hours per week) located in Malmö, Sweden and you will report to the Product Area Manager in ROSS.

1st July, 2022, is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation – in English and let us know why you would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!