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Kronos Workforce Central Subject Matter Expert (This is a short term assignment for 18 months).

Kronos Workforce Central Subject Matter Expert (This is a short term assignment for 18 months).




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Working at the IKEA Group means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with 155,000 coworkers and operations in 43 countries, but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it! At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.  

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 Kronos Workforce Central Subject Matter Expert to join our IKEA India team.  (This is a short term assignment for 18 months).

Initially the job location will be based out of Gurgaon


IKEA India is on an exciting growth journey becoming more accessible to the many people. We are investing to develop IKEA into the future. It means developing a number of solutions to meet the need of our customers and co-workers today and tomorrow.

IKEA Global HR Solution will support this journey by delivering new, co-worker focused HR solutions which will empower our co-workers to contribute to the growing IKEA India.


To be a core member of the roll out team with responsibility of a) developing standardized roll out procedure & package for Kronos Time Keeping and Staff Planning module implementation in any new IKEA store (in the same state as the previous store(s) or a new state) and b) supporting implementation until go-live in the new stores

The job will involve overseeing implementation progress and providing functional recommendations to Line HR, IT and vendors in the time keeping and staff planning modules among others.


  • Leverage lessons learnt from previous similar projects to help build/ customize the roll out project package for Kronos (Timekeeping and Staff Planning)
  • Co-hold discussions, blueprinting workshops and follow up interactions with vendors and global team to take key decisions on roll out of Kronos (Timekeeping and Staff Planning) modules
  • Help align blueprint with all internal teams by gathering needs, answering questions and defining rules
  • Lead prepration and review of scenarios to enable system configuration and testing
  • Define rules; Prepare and Execute testing for relevant roll out modules
  • Support in updation and execution of training, communication and change management programs
  • Lead parallel runs for all the relevant modules
  • Support in Go-Live
  • Modify roll out package basis experiences gathered



  • Knowledge of Kronos functionalities
  • Knowledge of Time Keeping and Staff Planning modules
  • Knowledge of project package and implementation design
  • Knowledge in Data analysis and testing preparation and execution methods
  • Knowledge of iterative development methodologies such as SCRUM/Agile
  • Knowledge of Application lifecycle management interface
  • Knowledge of Indian labour laws and their impact on HR Decisions
  • Knowledge of HR elements involved in Retail Industry
  • Open-mindedness
  • Adaptability
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Solution Focussed
  • Self-Driven


  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Communication
  • Influencing Skills


  • Project package design experience
  • Implementation projects involving stakeholder management and communication
  • Overseeing implementation of mentioned modules in both Indian and global organizations
  • Retail, Merchandising and/or home furnishing industry
  • Retail and/or home furnishing experience and interest
  • Experience as management team member
  • Problem-solving experience