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    3 - 5 Years
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      October 30,2020
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    Data Management Development Manager


    We are looking for a people centric Data Management Development Manager to help us drive our data transformation, bringing experience and energy to steering our digital business organisation. Our diverse Data & Analytics team is growing, as we are driving a data revolution to enable our business transformation.

    We are looking for someone to join our team who has passion for driving change in business though data management and governance, creating strategies and steering towards our data-driven future. You believe well-managed data is key enabler of growth, advanced analytics, business opportunities and exploration, as well compliance. We need someone to play a big role in creating and realising our strategic objectives to make this transformation – bringing things from idea to reality across the globe and in our central digital team.

    You recognise yourself being:

    • a committed coach and leader, enabling others to drive data management topics across the enterprise, and supporting personal growth and development of direct and indirect reports

    • a strong leader and team player and love collaborating with others to understand their business challenges and find ways to renew and improve with data

    • first and foremost a passionate businessperson, with an extensive knowledge, experience, and engagement driving transformation of data management practices

    • energized by working with others to make complex topics simple, driving new ways of managing and optimizing the value of data in an environment where technology and business models are going through major changes

    • passionate for data quality and data quality improvement, where your colleagues might call you a data-driven evangelist for data quality

    • motivated by a fast-paced environment, with many priorities and ongoing activities – with a strong focus on advocating possibilities and perspectives enabling innovation with data

    • inspired by simplifying complexity, and creating strategies and plans action-oriented plans to transform the current state make significant proactive improvements by collaborating with others

    • confident that data management practices have not kept up with modern business and software development, and want to be part of finding a new way to secure relevant, high-quality, and usable data to drive digital transformation

    • enthusiastic about Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the role high-quality data plays in the development of advanced analytical models and algorithms

    • passionate about digital transformation and data literacy, with an awareness of societal, commercial, and individual impacts

    • motivated by our IKEA culture and values, and by the possibility of helping the many people live a better life at home with data at the core

    And carrying a backpack with:

    • experience of turning data management concepts into enterprise plans and operationalisable frameworks, supporting the team to drive change with speed, passion, and end user in focus

    • experience driving data management transformation on enterprise level, with experience in ERP environments as well as with master data management in a modern digital product organisation with autonomous teams and decentralised governance

    • extensive experience (10+ years) of increasing responsibility in leadership roles in large organisations working with information technology, business information management, and data management

    • an education in information technology, business, information systems, engineering, legal, finance, economics, or equivalent (at least BS)

    • extensive knowledge of IT and data systems, and the constantly changing tools enabling use and management of large amounts of data

    • good knowledge of data privacy regulations across the globe, including trends and upcoming legislative agenda items

    Your backpack 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.

    The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website


    You will have a great role in revolutionizing ways for IKEA to interact with our customers, putting data and analytics at the heart of all that we do, and finding new business opportunities across the company. You will lead, together with your team, the overall design, development, and implementation of frameworks and tactics for governing, managing, and optimising data across Ingka.

    Every day will be different, but you can expect that most of your time will be spent on the following:

    • developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies and tactics for data management/governance frameworks and a data maturity model that are in line with IKEA values and business strategies to manage data

    • developing, implementing, and maintaining an approach for total lifecycle of data, from collection to deletion/archiving to ensure consistent approach in business processes and analytics

    • overseeing the development, implementation, and management of enforcement mechanisms and control structures for ensuring policies, processes, and standards are followed for data across IKEA

    • promoting optimal data usage to enable business and value creation

    • enabling the development and implementation of wider data management training approach for IKEA, including to enable all co-workers to become more data literate

    • developing and leading team of data management professionals to secure competence development, understanding of IKEA's core business areas, and maximum efficiency in collaboration as a high-performing team

    • ensuring efficient and effective use of data across our value chain to improve business outcomes with data and information end-to-end

    • building trust and collaborating with stakeholders across the organisation to secure a common and aligned view on data

    • enthusiastically helping others learn and adapt to new ways of working, including selling in new requirements and benefits of changes, especially related to managing and optimising the value of data


    As part of IKEA’s journey to strengthen our digital capabilities, we are building a Data & Analytics function. You will be part of the Data Enablement Center of Expertise, in our Data & Analytics organisation, together with other leaders, specialists, and operational teams. We are all focused on securing an end-to-end approach for data across the entire IKEA value chain.

    We play an important part for our customer facing business, where autonomous teams are focused on delivering business outcomes, and data being the foundation. We support our friends in Finance, Legal and HR. And collaborate closely with architecture, privacy, cybersecurity, and many others. This is a role that is about bringing people and technology together to drive a data transformation!

    We can offer you:

    • an amazing opportunity to make transformation change a reality in managing data and master data

    • opportunities to have global impact with your work

    • a team of great colleagues to learn with and from

    • an environment focused on driving business and personal growth together, with focus on continuous learning

    • flexible and friendly working environment


    Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

    If you have questions regarding the recruitment system please reach out to Jenny Axelsson at Please apply with your application in English. Note that we can’t process any applications through email. Thank you!
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