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Retail Manager & Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Philippines

Pasay, Philippines Leadership & Management Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: REF5257B

Date posted: 26/06/2024

Company description

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, Thailand and Philippines – 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.

Job description

About the job

The Retail Manager is responsible to spearhead and develop the IKEA market in the Philippines in-line with IKEA Vision, Business Idea and HR Idea, in securing the short, medium, and long-term growth, and profitability. This will primarily be achieved through establishing a robust omnichannel business centred around IKEA stores, actively seeking out new business opportunities, enhancing commercial viability to boost profits and market presence, and assembling a skilled and high-achieving team.

As a member of the Ikano Retail Management Team (IRMT), this individual will also significantly to shaping the overarching direction, governance, and alignment of Ikano Retail.

Your assignment

  • Lead and develop the retail direction on country level, meeting today’s and future consumers’ needs, build on country specific retail and operational context.
  • Take full responsibility for the country profit & loss and ensuring adherence to business objectives and compliance with IKEA concepts.
  • Lead efforts to expand IKEA’s sales channels, aiming to in maximise sales, profitability and increase market share.
  • Lead the country Management Team to identify and capitalise on commercial opportunities, executing the country business plan and strategic initiatives.
  • Foster the growth of a diverse talent pipeline essential for IKEA's present and future expansion.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for media and government authorities.
  • Create the pre-conditions for a thriving IKEA concept with strong emphasis on a People & Planet positive strategy, integrating Ikano sustainability agenda across various functional areas.


Your profile

  • Possesses strong commercial acumen with a proven track record of success.
  • Demonstrates effective IKEA leadership skills, employing sound judgement to make timely & impactful decisions, particularly in leading a people intensive organisation.
  • Ability to navigate and thrive in a volatile, constantly changing, and ambiguous environment.
  • Proficient in networking, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaborations, whild acting as a cultural ambassador to cultivate and sustain strategic business relationships and connections.
  • Passionate about inspiring, leading, and nurturing individuals to foster continuous growth.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong command of English.

We are always looking for people who resonate and share our values. If you feel you are someone who fits to the above role, we would like to hear from you.

More Information

The selection process will take place continuously, so if you are interested in this exciting position, please apply by 31 July 2024.