As a Digital Project Leader you will drive the deployment of our digital products and services in countries through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace.
You will also maintain a standardised product deployment process across different product launches in the country and collaborate closely with Central Group Digital product teams & Deployment support team to perform gap assessment of products prior to launch.
In addition, you will ensure readiness of deployment work packages in line with standard structure and that they are updated when required within stipulated timelines.
You train subsequent countries to ensure an exponential rollout of product launches going forward will be one of your tasks.
In this role you will report to the Digital Portfolio and Deployment Leader.
This role is located in Zaventem, frequent travel to IKEA stores in Belgium will be required as well as occasional travel abroad.
As a person you are passionate about the possibilities of digital, and to delight and inspire countries to rapidly adopt new digital products. You appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning architecture trends and requirements into practice. To work agile, being open to the change, to keep learning and to forget the obsolete motivates you. In addition, you get energized by working both independently, interdependently and cross functionally. Last but not least, you share and live the IKEA culture and values.
To be successful in this role you have experience in launching of digital products, proven advanced training in Project Management or equivalent, and proven analytical skills with experience making decisions based on hard and soft data. You also possess knowledge and experience working with various technology platforms as well as experience in using a data-driven approach to decision making, both in day-to-day management. Furthermore, you have experienced working with iterative, agile product development and deployment teams, including key events and artefacts. In addition, you have extensive experience in planning of digital product rollouts.
Preferably, you have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in leading projects, managing and delivering complex change processes/products in a technical / IT environment as well as strong documented leadership skills and successful track record of managing business change.
You have knowledge in following areas:
We believe that you have proven ability to set-up, manage and execute a successful rollout of digital products and deliver results in a country as well as ability to build trustful relationships with stakeholders of different seniority levels across the organisation and across countries.
You are also able to deliver in times of change and uncertainty, with the business goals along with customers and co-workers in focus and to understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of technology as an integrated part of the business.
You are appreciated for structured mind-set with the ability to perceive the larger picture along with the underlying details. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business-leaders and Technology Leadership is in your scope. Furthermore, you possess extensive ability to set goals, follow through, deliver and follow up.
You have a can-do attitude and don’t hesitate to get hands-on with IT infrastructure when circumstances require for it.