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Insights & Strategy Manager

Insights & Strategy Manager

IKEA Belgium
Insights & Strategy Manager
In the role as Consumer and Customer insight leader, you are responsible for driving the creation and sharing of actionable consumer and customer insights to enable better informed strategies, plans and decisions for IKEA Belgium and Luxembourg. You are responsible for driving consumer and customer understanding to inform the main internal business partners within marketing and sales on how to create value for our customers and consumers, while delivering growth for the business. In this role you will report to the Country Consumer & Customer Insights Manager.

Key accountabilities:
-Act as a member of the C&CI team and proactively contribute to C&CI plan/output in order to deliver to the common objectives and goals
-Collect and synthetize market and competition, societal trends, consumer, customer, brand and internal data
-Translate the different pieces of information into business insights through in depth analysis
-Being the main speaking partner for internal stakeholders (marketing, sales, expansion, people & culture, customer experience, after sales, logistics): understanding their needs, translating their needs into research briefs, advising on research methodology, conducting desk research and coordinating market research projects, delivering conclusions and acting as their partner in strategic reflection.
-Act as the main speaking partner for our 8 stores by translating national insights -for both Belgium and Luxembourg- into actionable local insights
-Adopt and implement global tools, methodologies and solutions to collect and share insights.
-Create new tools where necessary through collaboration with external research agencies – managing and guiding them towards relevant insights
-Support the further development of the performance culture within IKEA by following up on KPIs, customer satisfaction across all touchpoints
-Be an active player in driving an open and sharing climate, be a role model of the IKEA values and contribute to the transformation of IKEA

As a person you:
-are motivated by increasing customer value and thinking consumer and customer first and eager to understand what it takes to build brand desire
-are driven by people, the IKEA business and continuously driving better performance
-are passionate about understanding consumer behaviour, detecting trends and following market dynamics
-are driven by curiosity and eager to inspire people
-are a strong team player, but independent in your ways of working
-have a hand on and problem solving mentality

you have:
-A Bachelor or Master degree in marketing, economics, statistics or related
-A minimum of 10 years of experience in consumer and customer insights and data analysis.
-Good knowledge and experience in using various consumer research methodologies to address a business need. (both quantitative and qualitative research as well as structuring and analyzing complex datasets)
-Strong analytical skills with the ability to convert data into commercially viable insights as well as good leadership capabilities with the ability to explain, transmit the insights and make it understandable for key stakeholders in an inspirational way
-In addition, you have the ability to prioritise and make decisions with speed and simplicity and to take a holistic view of a global organisation
-An experience in retail, preferably in the home furnishing sector, is not a must
Strong communication and influencing skills. (fluent in English - written and spoken)

This role is located in Zaventem, the headquarters for IKEA Belgium.

There’s a big difference between doing things right and doing the right things. In our team we gather insights from big data to make sure IKEA does the right things. We’re a diverse group of people who spend our days digging into consumer behaviour and how people live their lives at home. You could say that we know the trends before they’re actually trends – and we use that knowledge to create a better everyday life for our customers. At IKEA we deliver sustainable, extraordinary growth by creating a new, unique, inspiring and convenient meeting with the customers. We deliver a multi-channel experience that adds value to the many people and inspires a home furnishing movement.
Please upload your cv and motivation letter through the recruitment system. Thanks for NOT uploading or emailing any other documents.


From the deep forests in Sweden, we have spread our culture and values around the world. At the heart of our offer are our beautiful home-furnishing products and solutions, made with care for our planet, reaching millions of customers. At the heart of our business, are our wonderful co-workers representing diversity in all dimen­sions and passionate for life at home. We all contribute with our uniqueness and we want to grow and develop together. Our vision, “to create a better everyday life for the many people” inspires and guides us in everything we do. This is IKEA.


•Living our values
•Being your unique self, while respecting and including others
•A passion for home furnishing
•Performing & delivering while learning & developing