The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.
About the job
Reporting to the Store Manager, you act as a trustworthy business partner who takes a multi-dimensional view of the business, connecting the needs of customers and the organisation with a complete overview of the store’s P&L. You support and challenges the organisation and is responsible to steer the store’s business performance, adding value to our assets, securing profitable growth while driving for more effciencies. Together with the Country Business Navigation Manager, you take the lead in developing and promoting lean, simple and effective ways of working.
Drive and coordinate the financial business planning process and secure that the financial dimensions are aligned with the store challenges and priorities while involving and creating commitment among stakeholders
Having the full understanding of the P&L for the store and steer actions to provide store in shape as new, reducing costs while considering all impacts on the P&L. Follow up the result and create forecasts and (if needed) activate applicable scenario plan
Lead the store Business Plan process together with the store manager and store steering team and proactively work with local market data to understand people’s life at home and our customers experience across all touch-points to provide relevant insights
Demonstrate leadership and oversee the overall delivery (i.e. accuracy and quality) of the overall financial accounting & reporting. Perform final review and approval of overall end to end process and its quality
Identify commercial opportunities together with the store commercial team
Provide relevant, user-friendly business information and promote standardised reports to support optimal business decisions
Secure that all investments are done with proper analysis/ ROI, considering all aspects of different projects
Lead and develop leaders and co-workers; identify and develop talents to secure strong succession planning
Take the lead on the assigned country topics and drive performance update, commercial and operational insights (where possible) and secure the relevant inputs during the forecasting and budgeting process
A strategic finance business partner with at least 8 years of finance leadership experience, possess strong commercial acumen to recognise trends and translate them into business opportunities
A leader who leads by example and is committed to developing talents to grow and to accomplish organisational goals
A collaboration champion with strong influencing skills to navigate and succeed in a large matrix organisation
A high-energy individual who feels invigorated by a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This will be supported by a proven track record of driving business growth and contributing to overall success through people
A data expert who is highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Power BI and can work resiliently in a constantly changing environment
A retailer who contributes towards the business through actions and presence including weekends, public holidays and on rotating shifts