Not afraid to discuss business performance with managers. Not afraid to make mistakes. Continuous Learning Mindset.
Ability to make things happen with flexibility, speed and simplicity. Ability to build trust and communicate clearly with different people in various situations and to be able to influence and cooperate with different functions. Ability to make decisions and use and take personal initiative. Strong business analytical skills. Ability to implement action plans, set budgets and follow up goals. Proven record of meeting agreed goals and deadlines.
Ability to see the big picture but also understanding the importance of detail. Experience in creating and implementing short-term plans and following up goals. Business minded and result driven with a clear customer focus. Ability to engage others.
Fluent in Japanese, able to comunicate in English (Basic level).
Support the building of business competence by spreading business thinking and coaching co-workers and managers in business navigation to support growth and sustained long-term profitability. Support the Business Navigator and the rest of the Management Team in achieving healthy profit & loss through analysis and follow up. Fulfill Rules & Guidelines to secure efficient store operations and execute administration tasks. Perform business analysis to identify trends, opportunities and potential risks and present them in a simple and actionable manner. Provide relevant and user friendly business information and follow ups to colleagues in order for them to steer the business and deliver on the store action plan. Find more effective and cost-conscious ways of working to make the store quicker, leaner and simpler, and through this lower the cost structure. Secure costs are in line with goals and highlight deviations and potentials, in order to take action to achieve goals. Actively promote the IKEA social and environmental commitment as a natural and integrated part of the daily business and secure sustainability business plan approved actions are covered in the budget and KPIs are followed up.
About this work area
To support effective decision-making in the store by: - providing accurate, relevant and user-friendly business information; - analysing business information and identifying business opportunities; - being an active partner in business development initiatives.