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 and Thailand – 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.
In your role as HR Manager, you are a strong contributor to the management team; you will create an environment where IKEA culture & values is a strong and living reality. You are an ambassador and good example of IKEA leadership in ways that express the IKEA values within and outside IKEA. You lead store HR team, secure HR subject matter expertise, process HR operations matters and ensure that the HR strategies are locally translated into action most effectively and efficiently to fulfil the purpose of the HR function.
You ensure the people strategy, principles/guidelines and relevant business plans relate and come together in a local HR action plan that is operationally implemented and lived up to.
You influence the management team to continuously develop local leadership capabilities within their function according to business needs.
You support the building of local business competence by setting and working on relevant goals, together with the functional managers.
You ensure that IKEA is locally known as an attractive place to work and positioned as the preferred employer in the defined local market by identifying and driving the opportunities to develop the relevant offer of IKEA as a local employer.
You create and implement a co-worker relations plan that effectively manages all local interactions with co-workers and ensures that compliance with local labour policies, procedures and laws.
Together with the store management team, you secure an up-to-date succession process and plan by influencing the managers in taking the lead with a special focus on talents and high-performing potentials.
Together with Business Navigation, you deliver a local staff cost budget which secures a diverse, appropriate workforce structure and meets the defined business and store goals.
You have at least 10 years of working experience in Human Resource Management and business partnering, preferably from the retail industry and coupled with exposure in the store’s operation.
You are well versed in the local laws and regulations, constantly keeping yourself updated on the labour market trends and best practices.
You are business-minded, you have experience in building the competence dimension as well as leading strategic HR assignments.
You excel in building strong working relationships in a matrix set-up with a high level of integrity.
Passionate about the growth and development of people, you can communicate, influence and create an environment where the IKEA values are a strong and living reality that embraces a diversity of workforce.