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Solution Specialist Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) | IKEA Franchise

Delft, Holandia Południowa - Sprawdź lokalizację IT & Digital Solutions Pełny etat

Opis stanowiska pracy

You see things a little differently. So do we. You’re curious to dig deeper and structurally solve and prevent problems. Come see things a little differently with us.

About us
Inter IKEA Systems (Core Business Franchise) owns the IKEA Concept and is the worldwide IKEA franchisor. We are specifically responsible for the IKEA strategic framework, ensuring the IKEA Concept is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up – together with all IKEA trademark users.

How do we do this? By enabling people across the IKEA value chain, and creating unique content to develop the IKEA business. Here are some examples of our different assignments. 

  • We develop solutions that will ensure a unique and successful meeting with IKEA customers.
  • We lead the work around when and how IKEA expands in the world, enabling one common way of working with high impact at a low cost.
  • We create the preconditions to strengthen the IKEA Culture and develop the right competence to meet customer and business needs.

An important part of our success is our unique culture and open working environment. Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally.

Read more about us at: franchisor.IKEA.com

About the role
As a Solution Specialist - Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) your main stakeholders are the Solution Owner (BPC), your super user network and the many users of the solution (approx. 330 users at this time).

Your main assignment in this positions is to be the functional solution expert and provide functional user and incident resolution support on a daily basis.

Other responsibilities you can expect to have in this role:

  • Create training plans and How-to guides for your solution(s)
  • Develop learning & communication content (e.g. release notes)
  • Train your (super)users both in online and face-to-face trainings
  • Validate functionality and design for continuous improvement of the solution
  • Implement change requests
  • Solution testing and validation of new functionalities
  • Support projects and change requests for the assigned business solutions

When you start working in this role the focus will be on solving ad-hoc problems. On the longer term we would like the role to become more proactive: help preventing problems, eliminating manual work as much as possible and really shift the content of the role to become more value adding (having the answer before even the question is asked).  

About you
You have worked in the Finance area and have good knowledge of the Financial and Management planning and consolidation processes. You are familiar with financial jargon and you are interested to work (more) with IT. You have experience to engage with many different people, both in person and remotely. You want to help and support our co-workers to the best of your ability. At the same time you are able to say no with a meaning and explain the “why” in case any requests cannot be granted. You are a do-er and get things done. You also have a long term vision in mind with any actions that you undertake, for example you see that workarounds are just a short term fix. Your curiosity to dig deeper, analyse data and structurally solve and prevent problems brings our solutions to another level.

What’s more? You have the ability to work on a Bachelor’s level and 3 to 5 years of working experience in a similar role. Experience working with SAP BPC (NW) and SAP BW is preferred. However, knowledge of  similar applications such asOracle Hyperion, Cognos Controller, Tagetik and Anaplan combined with strong planning and consolidation process knowledge is also very welcome. You have knowledge of, and perhaps even technical skills in, i.e. SQL, Python, QlikSense or other visualisation tools and system integrations.

You are proficient in the following knowledge and capabilities:  

  • Experience in working with modern cloud-based solutions
  • Experience from working in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills.
  • Knowledge of end-to-end business solution management processes
  • Knowledge of standard digital infrastructures and IT services
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, global, multicultural and changing environment.


A few more details for you

This is a full or part time role (32-40 hours per week) located in Delft, the Netherlands. You will report to the Financial Solutions Manager in Business Support.

11th March 2022 is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation letter – in English. We really want to get to know you and tell us why you would be a good fit to work with us. We look forward to hearing from you!