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Graphic Designer – Communication IKEA Range&Supply i Älmhult, Sweden

Company... Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the woods in the south of Sweden? In Älmhult you can. Inter IKEA Range & Supply, R&S, is a core business within Inter IKEA...

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Company Description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the woods in the south of Sweden? In Älmhult you can.

Inter IKEA Range & Supply, R&S, is a core business within Inter IKEA Group, responsible for developing and supplying the global IKEA range. IKEA of Sweden AB, or IoS, is one of two core units within Range & Supply, and is responsible for developing and determining the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is based in Älmhult – the heart of IKEA and the centre of IKEA range development and supply chain.

We are on an exciting journey the years to come and all of us need to be better than ever! We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply, and Marketing & Communication is one of these areas. Marketing & Communication focuses on strategic development of the IKEA product and range marketing and communication, brand building communication as well as communication to the many people inside and outside of IKEA.

The starting point for Communication in Range & Supply is our business and people. Within Communication, we define, develop and share long-term brand-building communication around how we develop and supply our products and range, to create and reinforce a positive image of IKEA and to strengthen the commercial agenda. We use communication to build understanding, engagement and ambassadorship of where IKEA is heading and why, among co-workers, partners and customers across the IKEA network. By being proactive and agile, we build trust and strengthen our brand

Job Description

As a Graphic Designer you will be part of the Communication Development team (Communication Production Hub) and one of for parts of Communication R&S. In your role you will combine creativity, story-telling and technology to create and develop persuasive, inspirational graphic communication that engages target audience and trigger commerciality by enhancing the IKEA Offer.

Together with the team and stakeholders, you will define and research incoming assignments and secure that the suggested solution meets the communication needs and purposes in the best way possible. This will require an analytical mindset and strong skills in boiling down issues and ideas to the relevant essentials. You will;

  • Work collaboratively in the Communication Production Hub
  • Create solutions based on existing concepts for digital and printed media
  • Communicate ideas and stories through graphic expression
  • Visualise ideas trough sketches and communicate them in a clear way.

An important part of your role as Graphic Designer is to take lead in planning and studio phases and oversee that your contribution is in line with original intentions and within the budget framework to ensure the maximum effect of each investment. As a Graphic Designer you also ensure that all communication you plan and lead is in line with the IKEA Tone of voice. Apart from the running business you have an important role in contributing proactively in exploring and creating new ways of working, tools, methods and processes. You are updated on trends in technology and communication connected to layout design in both digital and print environment and you stay on top of all relevant guidelines and steering documents such as the IKEA Tone of voice and the IKEA culture and values.


You are an idea-driven, creative thinker with the ability to generate new ideas and concepts and passion for the aesthetics of systemising. You have a passion for design, media, fashion/retail, social, and cultural trends, and customer behaviour. You get energy from storytelling and you are enthusiastic about developing, changing, learning and sharing knowledge and experience by drawing, visualising and presenting ideas.

To be successful in this role we believe that you have an educational background in Graphic Design, art or visual communication and at least 3-5 years of working experience in an international agency (all media) or business environment, working with graphic arts, typography, artwork production and/or equivalent. You are stimulated by working in a fast-paced, creative and future-oriented environment and what’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

  • Passion for Business- and co-worker communication. 
  • Desire to work in a value based organisation and be a carrier of the IKEA values.
  • Extensive knowledge in IKEA concept, brand, values, copy and visual identity, tone of voice.
  • Expert skills using Adobe InDesign and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of the customer’s needs, and how to approach with copy and visual design.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work across multiple teams and projects.
  • Good presentation skills to clearly pitch ideas that engage, inspire and confidently reassures assignors.

Additional Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We look forward to receiving your application in English latest 15th of March 2020. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to contact Communication Development Manager, Marlene Sinclair Ståhl at If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist, Marie Sandman on +46 768545309

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

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