Located in Shanghai, Development Centre East Asia is affiliated to the IKEA of Sweden. Our assignment is to lead product development capabilities close to people and partners in strategic locations to deliver IKEA product range with simplicity, speed and low cost. Through Democratic Design we ensure a relevant product range on IKEA markets with a strong IKEA identity and uniqueness.
We are now looking for Business Navigator, come to join us!
The purpose of the job is to steer business through the strategic landscape, taking lead in fact based decision-making and supporting with tools, insights and recommendations, enabling goal achievements and customer satisfaction.
Lead fact-based decision making by being an active business partner giving insights, analytics, scenarios and recommendations.
Take a holistic business view when leading, coordinating and developing effective processes in a connected value chain.
Communicate business results, insights and recommendations in a clear and inspiring way, making business analysis available and actionable.
Lead the business performance management process and the translation of business plans into goals, secure relevant performance reporting & follow-up within financial and other given frames.
Lead or support project and development portfolio management including follow up to ensure a balanced portfolio with the right priorities in relation to plans and ambitions.
Translate business needs into business solutions and ensure cooperation with expertise function.
Ensure s strong performance culture where deviations are detected early and acted upon.
Ensure a strong low-cost culture through leadership by example and challenging unnecessary costs.
Identify opportunities & risks for business development by using Business Information and Analytics tools and provide relevant performance and business insights as well as market and consumer intelligence.
Contribute to the development of working methods and tools and share best practice.
We are looking for you with:
Passionate to lead business through working with people.
Goal- and delivery oriented with a passion for details and excellence in operations.
Strategic thinking and good business sense.
Ability to use the analytical methods to identify business potentials and risks.
Analyse, draw conclusions and act on deviations.
Strong communication skills, inspires and creates confidence, build networks and strong relations.
Proactively lead stakeholder management.
Open minded, agile with market change and practical.
Simplifying complex issues and striving to improve efficiency.
Good knowledge about project- and project portfolio management.
Good knowledge about business navigation and business analytics.
Sounds interesting? Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.
Curious to know more? Let´s connect! For more questions about the role, please contact People & Culture Support Emma Yao (firstname.lastname@example.org).