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IKEA Japan, People & Culture Manager, IKEA Distribution Centre, Nagoya

June 4th, 2019

IKEA Japan, People & Culture Manager, IKEA Distribution Centre, Nagoya


People & Culture - 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 co-workers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way.

The purpose of the People and Culture function is to secure the competence and organisation to reach our business ambitions. 
To succeed, we are focusing on three movements:

1. People choose IKEA for what we stand for
2. Engaged IKEA people with customers at heart
3. A modern, lean and agile IKEA fit for growth 


We are looking for a committed and inspiring People & Culture Manager for our Distribution Centre in Yatomi, a modern and inspiring workplace with around 80 co-workers. You are passionate about both people and business. You have a strong personal leadership in line with the IKEA values and you are highly successful in bringing out the best in others. You find energy and motivation in releasing others’ potential, allowing them to grow. Thanks to your excellent communication skills you have the ability to create strong and trustful relationships, tying a link to the co-workers in the unit.

You support and develop the people strategy based on your units local need. At the same time you are brave and willing to explore new paths, always daring to do something different when needed. You have a good understanding of business and how to drive the people agenda through others.

You have several years of previous experience from both leadership and HR, preferably from a larger organisation or similar business. In addition to your experience your personality and leadership capability will be of outmost importance. You are especially experienced in payroll and you have good understanding about the Japanese labour law.



The People & Culture Manager is an important part of the management team of any IKEA unit, responsible for ensuring that the business and the people strategy are driven together, both in line with global guidelines and local needs. A major part of your role is to challenge and develop our HR processes in close cooperation with your team. This includes ensuring that the HR strategies are locally translated into action in the most effective and efficient way, hence actively contributing to the growth of the business through people. Together with the Business Navigation Manager you are responsible for the distribution of budget hours between the unit departments, according to the need of the business and the co-worker, enabling an effective and efficient people planning process.

As our People & Culture Manager you are a business partner, and together with our leaders you attract, challenge, support and develop our co-workers and leaders. You proactively work with organisational development, leadership development, competence development, coaching, recruitment, work environment and change management etc. Together with the management team you are responsible for securing an up-to-date succession planning progress and plan by influencing the managers in developing talents and high-performing potentials.

You work in a fast-paced and continuously changing customer-centric environment, with a focus on and passion for co-workers. You have one People & Culture Generalist reporting to you a network of colleagues in our service office in Tokyo.

In this role you will report to the IKEA Yatomi Distribution Centre Manager and you will be part of the IKEAYatomi Distribution Centre Management team and IKEA Japan People & Culture Manager’s community.



We appreciate your application in English through a motivation letter and CV as soon as possible and via e-mail: Daniel Miyauchi Andersson Daniel Miyauchi Andersson, you are also welcome with job-specific questions

We are looking forward to hearing from you!








  ・  社会保険
  ・  イケア生命保険・長期療養保険
  ・  企業型確定拠出年金
  ・  TACK!(イケアコワーカーのための個人年金制度)
  ・  所定休日
  ・  有給休暇
  ・  慶弔休暇
  ・  産前産後
  ・  パタニティー休暇(お父さんのため有給休暇)
  ・  育児休業
  ・  時短勤務制度
  ・  パートナーの育児休業休暇
  ・  子の看護休暇
  ・  介護休
  ・  私傷病休暇
  ・  ボランティア休暇
  ・  社員割引制度
  ・  社員食堂
  ・  クリスマスプレセント