Project Manager Establishment

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We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities at IKEA. Our co-workers are encouraged to try different roles, and many change between functions and countries several times in their careers. You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals. We believe in every co-worker’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, take a look at our different roles and available jobs.

We are currently looking for a Project Manager Establishment to join our IKEA India team in Bangalore



Property is a business function that develops, owns and maintains IKEA properties. Property is also a key player in developing the penetration strategy within the commercial territory and has the responsibility to purchase and develop land accordingly. Property has also the responsibility to design, construct and maintain IKEA properties according to the latest IKEA standards and to the lowest possible cost for a specified level of quality and time.


The Project Manager Establishment is responsible to lead the realisation of the project objectives according to the project brief of one or several retail establishment projects with a strong focus on communication to all involved stakeholders.

The Project Manager Establishment is also responsible to contribute to activities and continuous improvement of the way of working in Retail Establishment/ Property function.


  • Act as an ambassador of the project and secure the appropriate communication to and involvement of the different internal and external stakeholders. Overall responsible for the Project.

  • Lead and coordinate the Real Estate Project Manager, the Construction Project Manager and the Expansion Project Manager and their teams, establish the organisation structures needed

    for cooperation, communication and delivery of the project. Establish and execute a communication plan.

  • Responsible that all project activities are compliant with IKEA standards and local laws and regulations.

  • Responsible to maximise the expected project results by securing the project plan upon the specific project directive/brief, carrying out the project with focus to coordinate construction and retail and managing deviations.

  • Identify, monitor, mitigate and control risks within the project scope, manage dependencies and interfaces within the project and between the project and the line organisation.

  • Managing the cost, timing and quality aspects of the project.

  • Overall responsibility for the investment and cost as defined in the Invest request, manage the procurement and financing of all installations, goods, services and disposition of resources.

  • Manage the budget in the cost follow up tool, with support of the Project Controller PC and in close cooperation with the Expansion Project Manager EPM and the Construction Project Manager CPM.

  • Responsible to ensure the proper handover to the line organisation.

  • Secure on regular base and after project completion the project evaluation, aiming to secure that all necessary data and information is documented, evaluated, archived and provided for the next project.

  • Report the project status to the Expansion Steering Group (ESG) on a regular base in a relevant and transparent way, including any significant risks/ deviations on time, cost or quality or other deviations to the intended project result.

  • Member of the project management group (similar to steering group) to decide mitigation of any significant risks and deviations on time, budget and quality or other deviations to the agreed project plan.

  • Secure an environment where the IKEA culture and values are a strong living reality.

  • Ensure a safe working environment for co-workers and retail contractors on site.

  • Secure that the Store Manager organises the preparation of the store organisation and the store operations including marketing measures.

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of project management tools and methods related to retail establishment projects.

  • Contribute to the implementation of the annual action plan of the function Property.


  • IKEA Retailing experience (ideally in a management role with store background) and standards.

  • IKEA Concept, IKEA Culture, IKEA Organisations responsibilities and how they interact.

  • IKEA Know How related to tools, methods and processes of Establishment project management, store design, store establishment, commercial planning and construction.

  • Experience of leading people and teams in large projects, retail business or similar operation.

  • IKEA leadership and management tools and methods.

  • Affinity to technical engineering and ability to read technical drawings.

  • Procurement and negotiation know how incl. legal/ contractual aspects and claim management.

  • Computer literacy including MS-Office applications, MS Project and Auto CAD.

  • English language, written and verbal.


  • Strong identification with the IKEA culture and values.

  • High interest in home furnishings, people´s life at home and the IKEA range.

  • Have a passion for delivering to the IKEA business through design work.

  • Hunger to develop IKEA and to grow personally.

  • Drive to exceed results within a given framework.



  • Good management and leadership track record, a reputation as team player.

  • Experience from work related to tactical and operational level with high degree of coordination need/ complexity.

  • Experience of communication with all organisational levels, including decision makers on country level.

  • Project management know-how and experience from commercial/store design retail projects.

  • Good track record of leading people, building and leading teams in medium/large sized projects or retail business or similar operation.

  • Integrity and the ability to establish relationships based on trust, open to feedback and possessing the desire to learn from others.

  • Experience from other functions/IKEA organisations especially jobs in the commercial team.

  • Experience from store planning and commercial build up phases.

  • Experience with IKEA Establishment standards, methods and tools.


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