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Leader for New Business and commercial opportunities – IKEA Communications i Älmhult, Sweden

Company... What if you could inspire to make everyday life just a little bit better?   The answer is simple: You can. This is what motivates us at IKEA. We’re constantly searching to find new ways to be better. We use insights...

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Company Description

What if you could inspire to make everyday life just a little bit better?  

The answer is simple: You can. This is what motivates us at IKEA. We’re constantly searching to find new ways to be better. We use insights from real life at home all over the world, learning about the needs and dreams of people. We use our home furnishing knowledge to help inspire people with ideas and solutions that will help them live the life they want.  

At IKEA Communications, we’re people-centric, have a passion for making great stuff, and we aim to be the best communication partner for the whole of IKEA. We work closely and together with our colleagues across IKEA, creating state-of-the-art communication at the lowest price. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we’re a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because in order to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. Nonetheless, we never forget our Swedish heritage that forms the backbone of who we are today.  

We’re on the lookout for passionate doers, idea makers, creative thinkers - people who want to find answers to everyday problems in people’s lives, for society and the planet.  

Do you also believe in celebrating the everyday life? Do you want to be part of making it happen from idea to paper or pixel? Then keep on reading.  

Job Description

Within IKEA Communications, multiple new Communication Assignment Areas have been set up with the purpose to lead and develop, with an end-to-end accountability, state of the art IKEA communication to the lowest possible cost.  

Now we are looking for a Commercial & Promotion Leader (or a Leader for New Business and Commercial Opportunities as we call in the headline) who will represent and showcase the full communication development offer from IKEA Communications. Enabling IKEA Communications to support all IKEA Trademark users by taking on agile, small and big communication assignments for new business, market specific, projects and full campaigns strengthening the IKEA Brand and impact the business. 

As a Commercial & Promotion Leader you will be the spearhead for IKEA Communications by identifying new business and new commercial opportunities across the IKEA eco-system that can be supported by IKEA Communications, IKEAs global communication partner. Secure a steady inflow of new assignments (big or small), delivering tailor-made communication solutions; including complete communication assets and packages, be it in the form of pictures, films, 3D and home furnishing solutions for multichannel usage (offline, digital and in-store), among others.  

You will work with and have following responsibilities: 

  • Engage in different forums across IKEA and IKEA trademark partners, identifying and seizing commercial opportunities as liaison for IKEA Communications, highlighting the IKEA Brand and business benefits of working with IKEA Communications 
  • Develop new business opportunities for IKEA Communications 
  • Secure a steady inflow of new assignments (big or small) that contribute to a sustainable business agenda and ICOM’s overall long-term ambitions. 
  • Scope new opportunities, partnerships, potential innovations, process integrations and/or digital transformations that create long-term value for ICOM and further strengthens its value proposition towards our business stakeholders, partners and customers. 
  • Meet the needs of today and tomorrow by contributing to the changes needed to stay at the forefront of the customer journey and consumer experiences through emerging new trends, technologies and communication methods. 
  • Develop a strong an up-to-date network in the IKEA eco-system, branding IKEA Communications as the global communication partner for the whole of IKEA. 
  • Challenge current ways of working and take lead in securing a continuous development and innovation of optimal communication methods, tools, processes and solutions. 


You create and deliver business value relating to the field of communication and for brand. You have senior experience and passion for promotion and selling, always with our customers needs on your mindset. You are a goal and delivery-oriented team player who enjoys both high level strategic and hands on work. And of course, you are an ambassador, living and sharing IKEAs culture and strong values. 

Furthermore we believe you have: 

  • Experience developing communication for large business/brands within retail, communication or media industry. 
  • Experience developing new business and commercial opportunities that deliver sustainable and economic value to the organization. 
  • Understanding of customer journey, how they consume and experience communication. 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of today’s multi-channel landscape, market and industry trends. 
  • Basic understanding of the product and range development process.  
  • Understanding of how business, marketing, insights, and communication integrate. 

Additional Information

This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our building, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world.

Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you! 

We look forward to receiving your application in English and link to previous work as soon as you have decided that this could be something for you. Please state in your application for which of the areas you have the most experience and passion.  

This position was posted on the 21st of February and may be online for up to 2 weeks following this date. We do not have an application deadline for this position. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate.  
We do not accept applications by e-mail. If you are one of the candidates, we think have the required experience we will contact you by email or phone to plan a telephone interview. In some cases, recruitment processes may take time, so we kindly ask you to be patient in this regard.  

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruitment specialist Jonas Levin +46 728-865384.

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Älmhult, Sweden
Typ av kontrakt
Heltidsjobb (förstajobb)
Körkort önskas
Tillgång till bil önskas
Personligt brev krävs

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