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Communication Leader

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Дослідити розташування Маркетинг та Комунікація Повна зайнятість

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Company description

Do you know that metal is the second most used material at IKEA? Do you know the difference between a float glass and a drinking glass? Did you know that IKEA sells 150 pieces of the plastic SAMLA box every minute?

​Materials such as metal, plastic and float glass are found in every part​ of everyone’s home and our products touch the lives of every IKEA customer. We, in Category Area Metal, Plastic & Float Glass are responsible for sourcing and sustainable producing home furnishing products to all IKEA stores globally. To make that happen, we work with over 240 suppliers, 270 co-workers in different countries across the globe. Sounds exciting, right? So, join us in this journey to develop a stronger supply chain for IKEA products covering customer needs in all areas of their homes!

Job description

You will lead and be responsible for setting a consistent and strategic approach towards internal and external communication, taking on the right priorities. You will also be responsible for:

  • Enable leaders to connect people to business priorities, engaging the teams on the strategic movements that are key to our goals and ambitions.
  • Collaborate and work together with the Communication Matrix to build on our synergies to create effective communication across the different businesses.
  • Build a strategic brand narrative of what we do and how we work in our supply chain, contributing to position IKEA as a transparent company, values driven and committed to people and the planet.
  • Lead and advise leaders and teams on how to build, protect and strengthen the IKEA brand in the business relations with our suppliers and partners, contributing to the IKEA offer.
  • Be part of the Management Team, drive an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values where our co-workers are informed, engaged and empowered. In this role you will report to Category Area Manager Metal, Plastic & Float Glass, Maria Blixt.

More in details, the assignment consists of:

  • Oversee the development of a total internal communication landscape, including all communication channels.
  • Coach and support co-workers and managers in communication – locally and globally.
  • Develop the communication competence and enable others to lead with communication and represent IKEA according to IKEA values and IKEA tone of voice.
  • Secure the availability and execution of communication-related training activities.
  • Assess business needs and develop communication solutions.
  • Contribute to the implementation of business strategies, priorities and processes through communication.
  • Frequently handle media cases in cooperation with Media Relations and News Desk team.
  • Contribute to strengthening and positioning the IKEA brand among co-workers, customers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead and/or support external communication regarding corporate information and crisis communication.
  • Develop and contribute to a shared communication agenda across IKEA organizations.
  • Contribute and deliver to cross-functional assignments prioritised in the matrix/common action plan.


You have studied communication and have experience from leading communication in a larger global organisation. You shall also have:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of working with business and communication planning and execution, and an understanding of how communication supports and increases the impact of a business agenda.
  • Extensive knowledge of how to lead communication by defining, planning, executing and follow-up communication to relevant stakeholders, always keeping co-workers informed, engaged and empowered.
  • Extensive knowledge of how to segment audiences and strengthen key messages to support different audiences needs and situations.
  • Extensive knowledge of co-worker communication and change management, including how to tailor communication effectively to create awareness, engagement and impact, especially involving diverse target groups.
  • Good understanding of the IKEA identity, core values and vision to secure the right representation.
  • Good knowledge of project management.
  • Good knowledge of coaching methodology (tools and techniques).
  • Fluent in written and verbal English.

More Information

Does this fit in with your previous experience and ambitions for the future?
Then we look forward receiving your application in English at the latest 16th of May 2022 We will be interviewing continuously so please send in your application as soon as possible.

For more information about the role, please contact the Category Area Manager Maria Blixt, maria.blixt@inter.ikea.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruiter Marie Sandman on +46 768545309.