Data Engineering Leader, IKEA Core Business Supply...

Location: Pratteln, BL

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Company description

About us

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. You will be part of IKEA Supply and the Supply Chain Development organisation. IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.

Job description

Data & Analytics has the assignment to create value and enable business movements by bringing data, competence and the right tools from across IKEA together. We are working closely with the business and product teams that deliver cutting edge, data driven solutions to the many IKEA customers.

As a Data Engineering Leader in IKEA Supply, you will support the organisation in leveraging data. You will be working close with business stakeholders and secure a wider understanding of the potential and need to unlock the power of data engineering. You are expected to lead the community of data engineers across the organisation, creating and sharing best practices, frameworks, and accelerators across the organisation. You will collaborate closely with the Data & Analytics and Information Management team as well as with other stakeholders across the larger IKEA organisation.

We work in a modern cloud based Azure environment and you will be a part of the community continuously developing our data platform and integration capabilities. You are regularly involved in workshops and brainstorms with users to determine large and small data opportunities and support the organisation to use modern data infrastructure efficiently. Supporting a complex organisation to realise the benefits that modern data engineering can bring is at the heart of the role.

More specifically, in this role you will be accountable for:

  • Drive continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing of methodologies, tools and materials across the IKEA Data Engineering community
  • Provide technical leadership for Data Engineers across the organisation, fostering a culture of support and collaboration in the team and across the Data & Analytics organisation
  • Collaborate and communicate with other parts of the organisation to understand needs of stakeholders and devise possible solutions
  • Ensure consistency by sharing relevant development techniques, digital frameworks, and best practices.
  • Make sure that the insights and conclusions from data engineering are easily available to other parts of the organisation
  • Keep up to date with the latest technology trends
  • Assure quality and contribute to testing of deliverables

In this role you will report to our Data & Analytics Manager in Data & Technology at IKEA Supply, working closely with the rest of the Data & Analytics teams across Inter IKEA Group.

Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board!


About you

We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing company in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.

We’re doing some amazing things in IKEA Supply; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong Data Engineering leader who is able to naturally and effectively communicate, collaborate, network and build relationships across a complex organisation. You should also be able to make advanced technical solutions understood and embraced by both technical and non-technical co-workers.

We believe you have a track record from leadership and business development in complex organisations and experience from modern development techniques such as Agile and DevOps. You have a solid proficiency with an appropriate set of languages, technologies, and frameworks (e.g., Python, R, Julia, Stan, Tensorflow, Keras, Jupyter, Databricks, Azure ML, ADLS) and cloud environments (e.g. Azure, AWS, Google). You have had hands on experience in designing database design, data warehousing, data modelling, data pipeline and data products.

You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for collaborative spirit and how you lead with strong focus on both technology and people. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines.

The IKEA culture and values are crucial for our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more about our values and life at IKEA on our website or just watch this video:

More Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Robert Pernetun, IKEA Supply Data & Analytics manager,

This position is located in Älmhult, Sweden or Pratteln, Switzerland. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email. We look forward to receiving your application at the latest August 15th, 2021.

You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the People & Culture Leader Dan Gustafsson at

Looking forward receiving your application!

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