GICE MBA + PGPM
To create a better everyday
life for the many people…..
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A Sweden based retail chain which
deals in furniture and house decor
Has branches in around 41
countries & has an annual
turnover of about 27.6 billion
Sweden in 1943 by
Ingvar Kamprad ,Elmtaryd
(the farm where he grew
up), and Agunnaryd (his
hometown in Småland, South
Offers a wide range of well-
designed, functional home
furnishing products at prices so low
that as many people as possible
will be able to afford them.
Designs and sells ready-to-
assemble furniture, appliances,
and home accessories.
Currently IKEA employs more
than 1,20,000 employees in the
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Steve Howard Jesper Brodin
Helen Duphorn Peter Ange
Petra Hesser Alistair
Davidson Leif Hultman
The man behind IKEA
and his team….
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Our product range
We design the price
We see things
Good design and
Low prices are the cornerstone of the IKEA
vision, business idea and concept…
welcome on board…..hr
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Come be Yourself with Us.
ABOUT THE JOB As goods flow team leader you support your manager in leading your team in the co-ordination and
optimisation of the goods flow operations under your control. This important role contributes to achieving the agreed
availability of products to IKEA customers at the lowest possible costs. The position is ideally suited to a person who
enjoys quick decision-making and solving daily work issues while on the go.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your tasks will include:
planning, organising and monitoring the flow of goods within your area of responsibility in the store, i.e. from
goods receiving to sales locations for replenishment so that sufficient stock is available to meet the needs of
working actively to improve productivity through efficient resource planning, including managing sickness
leave, staff allocation, flexible working and efficient goods flow operations.
providing input to your manager on logistics capacity requirements in your area of responsibility and the
creation of a business plan and goods flow action plans.
empowering your team of co-workers by delegating responsibility to help each person grow and
develop, according to their individual ability and experience.
working closely with your merchandising partners in the store commercial team to implement an efficient and
successful goods flow process that leads to more sales.
YOUR PROFILE Your knowledge, skills and experience include:
You are self-reliant and motivated with a proven ability to work as part of a larger team.
You are able to set expectations for others and provide clear direction and follow up.
You can prioritise and organise your work and the work of others to make the most efficient use of time
You have a keen interest in retailing and logistics as well as experience of working in a fast-paced environment.
You can adjust your style of communication to get a message across to the receiver.
GROWING TOGETHER IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the
world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.
insights that can
be drawn from the
By emphasizing co-
worker, it is
emphasizing equality in
terms of how one should
about the job, “at the
emphasizes the core
DNA of the
creating value by
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•Co-workers who have
mastered their current job
are encouraged to seek
changing the Job
•Annual development talk
to discuss and outline
Practices through which IKEA
retains its employees..
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in the workplace
Suggestions.. As aTraining
Manager of IKEA
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• Employees should be given a mock
situations and ask them what
would they do in such situations,
through which the trainer can
analyze all his employees
•Since the company deals with home
furnishings etc , the employees
should be encouraged to interact
with the customers more so that
they can relate to it and
understand their job much better.
• Should encourage Internships so
that these interns are very much
aware of the company and will
also save on the training cost for
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