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    3 - 5 Years
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    • Date Posted
      October 30,2020
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    Data & Analytics Leader – Fulfilment, Inventory & Logistics Operations, Group Digital, Ingka Group


    We are looking for a number of technical and people centric leaders with focus on creating tangible value from data, analytics and data-driven decision making. This includes building digital products based on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, as well as driving enabling processes such as Data Engineering and Data Stewardship. As a person you are passionate about leading business areas, influencing stakeholders, coaching, developing and building a team. It is likely that you are currently working as a technical lead or having people responsibility in the Data & Analytics space. You are motivated to stay up to date on the latest developments, tools and technologies of the rapidly changing data and analytics landscape.

    Our strong IKEA values are underpinning and guiding us in our everyday work life, in discussions, decisions and activities. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share and lead with our values!

    What follows is our wish list! If you don’t recognize yourself in all these points, you might still be an excellent candidate for the role. We like to think long-term and invest in people’s development together with us.

    You have good knowledge in the following areas:

    • Application of advanced analytics and data analytics in addressing and solving business problems

    • Mathematical modeling, optimization, simulation and machine learning

    • A broad understanding of insights generation, analytical reporting, data engineering, and the developments in the fast-moving data technology landscape

    • Programming languages, modern platforms and systems for handling small and large datasets

    • Data-driven digital product development, including data processing, analysis and knowledge extraction, with agile processes, continuous improvement and deployment at scale

    • Stakeholder management, in particular in relation to development of data-driven digital products

    Your qualifications and past experiences are:

    • Leading and developing a team

    • Hands-on experience in professional data and analytics work

    • Formal advanced education in engineering, computer science, econometrics, mathematics, operations research or equivalent

    • Demonstrable experience in working in an Agile or DevOps environment

    • Experience of driving change in an organization

    • Experience in product or analytics development for retail is a plus

    • Experience of working with (advanced) analytics on logistics/supply chain or similar topics is a plus


    You will be the line manager for a team of Data & Analytics professionals with responsibility for driving value creation from data and analytics, as well as for people processes such as recruitment, performance, competence, career development and health/welfare of co-workers.

    Specifically, you and your team will be embedded in an area of our Fulfilment, or Inventory & Logistics Operations domains. Here, we are building the systems and data-driven decision support tools that underpin and optimize our order promising processes, last mile deliveries and services, store and warehouse operations, and our inventory management. In our journey towards an omnichannel retailer, these domains are critical for our business.

    As part of a cross-functional leadership team, you will work collaboratively with Product Managers, Engineering Managers and UX Design leaders to inspire and empower teams, shape product roadmaps and enable achievement of desired business outcomes. Within the Data & Analytics community you will support management with strategic, tactical and technical input. You will also work closely with key data enablement units like Data Management and Data Architecture to secure successful data-driven product development.

    Within your assigned area of Fulfilment or Inventory & Logistics Operations, you are responsible for:

    • guiding and advising on the implementation and application of Data & Analytics solutions within product team(s), for example to improve customer delivery decisions and fulfilment network setup, optimize the article placement in a warehouse to minimize the time to pick customer orders, forecast the capacity needs in our fulfilment units, or to provide insights into our current and predicted inventory situation

    • actively striving to improve our business with data-driven insights and decision-making solutions, going beyond delivering regular reporting and dashboards

    • building your team and ensuring the right Data & Analytics resources, people and expertise are available for committed product development

    • promoting effectiveness and best practices in Data & Analytics – continually benchmarking against industry standards and trends

    • ensuring that business critical systems developed by your team live up to service level requirements, according to our devops setup


    At Group Digital, 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 through the use of existing and emerging new technologies and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home to develop and extend the business, people, and technical skills needed to ensure continuous improvement and growth of our digital capability. We are a global team and work together on global solutions.

    The Data & Analytics function is a core pillar of Group Digital, with responsibility to shape and drive digital objectives with deep internal competence along the data value chain, ranging from key enablers such as Data Management and Data Architecture to product success drivers like Data Engineering and Advanced Analytics.

    We can offer you:

    • An exciting and empowering work environment with exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us

    • Opportunities to have tremendous and global impact with your work

    • Flexible and modern tools: we deploy on Google Cloud Platform and we use a lot of open source solutions across the board

    • Hardware and OS of your choice

    • A team of great colleagues to learn with and from (with world-class experience across all aspects of Data & Analytics)

    • Flexible and friendly working environment in a truly value-based company


    This role is based in Amsterdam, in our new Digital Hub that will house up to 500 co-workers, located in the harbour area north-west of the city centre.

    If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Veronika Grollova at

    Please apply with your application in English. Note that we cannot process any applications through e-mail.
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