Talent Management Specialist

Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. Come see things a little differently with us and help us create a better everyday life for the many people.

Do you value simplicity, cost-consciousness, a humble attitude and willpower? Then an IKEA career may be right for you.

Job description

At the heart of our business are people. We create a better everyday life together by living our shared values and safeguarding our unique culture. To create an inspiring IKEA experience, we need to make sure our coworkers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way.


  • As a person you are passionate about people, and you want to contribute to a great candidate and coworker experience by means of excellent recruitment & development processes and coworker engagement initiatives. You are a real ambassador of the IKEA culture and values, appreciate the mix of strategic, tactical and operational tasks and enjoy working in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional environment.
  • You demonstrate general leadership capabilities and effectiveness with the capacity to handle multiple priorities, initiatives and tasks and apply business knowledge and leverage digital best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • You know how to work independently, take own initiatives and have a high sense of responsibility.
  • You express ideas and opinions effectively – with ability to influence and inspire.

Your responsibilities include:

Reporting to the Store Human Resources Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Securing the development and implementation of Talent Management programs and initiatives in the areas of manpower planning, recruitment, succession management, training and development, and performance management in line with the IKEA HR Idea & Business Goals and actively contribute to making IKEA a company that people want to work for and grow with.
  • Attracting, recruiting and sourcing a pipeline of talented candidates to fill job vacancies, building a fair selection.
  • Providing an exceptional experience for our new applicants throughout the recruitment process, delivering a high standard of excellence.
  • Ensuring the right leadership and competence solutions to deliver on business targets are in place, while securing a great customer and coworker experience.
  • Monitoring external employer and workforce trends and leveraging for adaptation of recruitment, attraction and sourcing strategies.
  • Networking with stakeholders across the country organization to proactively monitor and manage leadership, competence, development and succession needs for today and the future.
  • Providing excellent customer support to our internal customers in terms of developing and coordinating all learning and development requirements.
  • Securing the quality of the Performance Appraisal process, audit the results and following up with the store.
  • Assessing skills gaps and identifying learning needs to meet the competence development needs of the coworkers in the store.
  • Managing the delivery of training and development programs based on the agreed calendar and the business needs.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a training interventions, measuring ROI of different learning solutions.


  • 3 years of experience ideally in a fast-paced retail environment in the space of Human Resources with experience in recruitment and learning & development
  • College/University Degree within HR/Business Administration.
  • Bilingual with strong communication skills in English & Arabic
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Ability to translate training needs into the right form of training programs.

More Information


At IKEA we have our customers always in focus and we are there for them at any time they shop with us. This means that we expect you to be there as well, also during the evenings and weekends.

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.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

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