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Business Controlling Manager, IKEA Delft Store (fulltime)

Job in Delft, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function


Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 7 years

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Company Description

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. The IKEA Delft store is part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

Job Description

The Business Controlling Manager will steer the Delft store and PMA (Primary Market Area) towards growth, optimal performance and sustained long-term profitability, in line with the IKEA objectives and values. You will always take a multi-dimensional view, considering customer, commercial, people, financial and operational perspectives.

In this role you will:

  • Coach and challenge the team and colleagues in the store on relevant business navigation competencies, to improve their contribution to business performance
  • Coordinate the business planning process together with the Business Navigation & Operations Manager, ensuring it is aligned with commercial plans and local potentials and coordinate and agree on an updated forecast throughout the year
  • Communicate and follow up on relevant business information and goals to managers and co-workers, in a simple way which engages and inspires them to take meaningful actions to achieve the agreed goals
  • Proactively use all the information, tools and benchmarks available, to identify opportunities and to ensure a multi-dimensional approach to steering the business in order to achieve growth and sustained long term profitability with our customers in focus
  • Support continuous improvement, efficiency and simplicity by identifying proven solutions, looking for new business opportunities and improved ways of working
  • Identify and develop the many talents within the department to secure succession planning
  • Lead our business through people by securing competent, high-performing and customer focused leaders who develop and empower diverse co-workers to exceed customers’ expectations.


For this role you need the following qualifications;

  • 5+ years experience in a business controlling department, experience in retail and international company is preferred
  • Bachelor in finance/business administration/economics
  • Good understanding of general accounting principles and guidelines
  • Deep understanding of Profit & Loss and ability to translate it in concrete goals for managers and co-workers 
  • Proven experience in cost and managerial reporting (KPI's etc) 
  • Set budgets, forecasts and implement action plans to reach the defined goals
  • Ability to lead business through people by demonstrating high leadership capabilities 
  • 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 things happen with flexibility, speed and simplicity 

Additional Information

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.

Career possibilities

If you grow IKEA grows. Together with us you can explore the career possibilities in an inspirational working experience with international options. We offer you a spot where people are given the possibility to do what they do best. Let us grow together! 

About IKEA
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Werken bij IKEA Group is werken bij een leuke, inspirerende organisatie die zich razendsnel ontwikkelt. We zijn de grootste detailhandelaar van woonproducten ons team bestaat uit zo’n 5.000 enthousiaste collega’s. We ontwikkelen en pakken kansen – want als onze medewerkers groeien, groeit IKEA ook.
Waar je ook aan de slag gaat bij IKEA, je krijgt te maken met allerlei verschillende mensen, elk met hun eigen achtergrond en vaardigheden. Bij ons mag je namelijk altijd jezelf zijn!

10,000 employees