Who you are Candidate profile (text) – Default language We are looking for a Data Scientist or Senior Data Scientist to join our People Domain Data & Analytics team. Our team is working on creating best-in-class coworker experiences and enabling decision making on people-related topics such as people management, talent management, people planning, coworker relations, benefits and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. We work together in cross-functional teams to keep IKEA leading in an exciting and fast-moving environment. At IKEA, you’re welcome no matter where you come from, what you believe, and what you look like. We don’t even care how you have furnished your home. We’re interested in you simply because you’re you. Our different views, backgrounds, and personalities make us better understand our customers, give us more fun at work and spark more and better ideas. Perhaps your unique take on something could lead to a great idea that creates a better everyday life for the many people Our diverse and global team within Data & Analytics is growing even more and we would love to talk with you, if you recognize yourself in some of the following: passionate about understanding business problems and applying Data & Analytics to try and solve them have experience in developing data and statistics-driven solutions for real-life business problems love being creative and working with data through code (ideally using SQL and Python, beyond basic notebooks or scripts) master techniques for Data Science and can choose relevant algorithms fit for purpose, such as natural language processing, time-series analysis, boosting algorithms Have experience working closely with data engineers on data processing and building ETL system formal higher academic education in math, statistics, computer science, engineering or equivalent (at least MS or equivalent) have experience leading the development of advanced analytics frameworks within large organizations ideally have experience working in some of the following areas: people analytics, demand modeling and forecasting, scheduling optimisation recommender systems, promotional effectiveness, sales and payments, NLP and demand forecasting (ideally in a retail setting) are a team player who takes ownership, builds cross-functional relationships with senior peers and loves sharing knowledge with other Data Scientists and coworkers proactively manage relevant stakeholders and/or teams to drive an intended outcome curious, self-directed and want to keep learning! This is our wish list! If you don’t recognize yourself in all these points, you might still be an excellent candidate for the role. We like to think long-term and invest in people’s development together with us. The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website www.ikea.com. Key responsibilities (title) What you’ll be doing day to day Key responsibilities (text) IKEA is taking huge steps in its digital transformation and our People Data & Analytics team is at the forefront of building more intelligent systems for data-driven business decisions. For example, we are developing models and tools to answer questions like: How can we build predictive systems to improve our coworkers’ wellbeing and attrition? How should we optimize staffing our stores to create the best possible customer experience? How can we help HR management with advanced analytics to take and follow-up strategic decisions and stay informed about the well-being of our coworkers? How can we leverage data and statistics to ensure that we are a world leader in gender equal pay? How can we apply a data-driven approach to understand and measure our ambition to be a humanistic, value- and purpose-driven company? Perhaps you have your own questions to ask? Our ultimate goal is to create a better everyday life for the many people by creating a unique partnership with each customer. To do so, we want to understand our customers, to give customers the most beneficial offerings for them exactly when they need it, and to support them throughout their journey with IKEA in the best way possible. Team vision ( title) Our team within Ikea Team vision (text) You will work in Data & Analytics together with Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Data Stewards who join cross-functional product teams with colleagues from Technology, Product and Design to create the best possible solutions to business challenges. IKEA has long been a global leader in home furnishing. We are proud of our vision to improve the everyday life of the many people. But our industry is quickly changing, and we need to adapt to stay competitive. To facilitate our digital growth ambition, we are working in different locations world-wide. The home office for this role is in Malmö, Sweden, but we act as one global team and work together on global solutions. We see so many opportunities for what we can accomplish and have the ambition to be a world class team. At the same time, we believe that our work is not just about solving business problems, but also about learning and having fun together. WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU Work on some very interesting problems as described above, and you are encouraged to spot new opportunities or to collaborate with Data & Analytics colleagues in other specialist teams Opportunities to have global impact with your work Flexible and modern tools: we work on Google Cloud Platform and we use a lot of open source tools across the board Hardware and Operating System of your choice A team of great colleagues to learn with and from (with world-class experience across all aspects of Data & Analytics) Continuous learning (we aim to spend 20% of our working time on learning) Flexible and friendly working environment in a truly value-based company Let’s connect Questions and support? Let’s connect! Let´s connect Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. Studies show that members of underrepresented communities don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we like you to reconsider and give it a chance. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application. (From: “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified” by Tara Sophia Mohr, August 2014” ) If you have questions regarding the role, recruitment process or other practicalities please reach out to Pietro Mattei at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply with your application in English. Note that we cannot process any applications through email. Thank you! Why you will love us 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.