Range Design Leader – Food Service
At IKEA Food we are passionate food lovers that from our Malmö office develop and provide food for the many people around the world. Every year 680 million visitors experience a taste of Sweden in the IKEA Restaurants, Swedish Food Markets and Bistro´s in our different markets. With Food at the heart of everyday life, we offer honest food for the many people and the planet. We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are taking the next steps together to set ourselves up for success. We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply and this role is part of this transformation. We are on an exciting journey the years to come. We will strengthen the way we work with Food Service in IKEA and the Range Design Leader role is an essential part of that. We want to create customer success with our offer focusing on price and quality, design and function, environment and health. Based on the needs of our customer we want to continuously challenge and contribute to the IKEA range. We want to make IKEA truly market relevant, understanding the need of the consumer and by that generate growth and a great customer experience. The Range Design Leader role is part of the Food Service team and reports to the Business Leader. As Range Design Leader in Food Service you will : • Lead the building of the product range offer and manage the product range plan for the assigned range area. The offer should be both commercially strong and deliver to creating better food for more of the many people and the planet, as well as have an IKEA unique identity. • Contribute to the portfolio definition for Food Service and secure that the overall health and sustainability direction and range principles are well integrated in the NEWS development agenda and RUNNING range revision. • Lead the operational agenda and make sure that kitchen operations is tightly connected to product development. • Contribute to the establishment of the IKEA pantry; a new set up of working more efficiently with all components used to create the dishes. • Together with regional Range Leaders in North America and Asia Pacific, establish a regional product development set up and ways of working connected to it in order to increasing market relevance & commerciality of the range. • Set the range frame and working methods connected to range governance • Be responsible for involving the development teams in creation of the range and product plan and together with all members of the Range and Product team also create preconditions for the teams to develop better products delivering to all dimensions of IKEAs Democratic Design principles; form, function, quality, sustainability and affordability. • Be the sponsor for some of the development projects, coaching and supporting the teams in searching for new solutions and ideas with ambition to meet the project ambitions and goals. • Be the line manager for the Product Design Developers and Operational Specialists in Food Service and responsible for the resource planning connected. The position will be based in Malmö.