Human Resources Manager – IKEA Batu Kawan Jobs at IKEA in Bandar Cassia, Penang

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IKEA company opens jobs for Human Resources Manager - IKEA Batu Kawan positions in the Penang region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Human Resources skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around RM 1,900 - RM 3,800 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Manufacturing, Furniture and Home Furnishings Manufacturing, & Retail, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Position:Human Resources Manager - IKEA Batu Kawan
Region:Bandar Cassia - Penang, Penang
Job Function:Human Resources
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Salary:MYR 1.900 - MYR 3.800 per Month
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Furniture and Home Furnishings Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Retail

Job Description

Company Description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job Description

About the job

  • Be a strong contributor to the Store Management Team; you will create an environment where IKEA culture & values is a strong and living reality.
  • An active contributor to the Country People Group, Lead the Store HR Team and be the HR subject matter expert in the store by providing advice and guiding leaders in people and HR legal matters.
  • Responsible to process people operations matters and ensuring that the Country People Strategies are locally translated into action in the most effective and efficient to fulfill the purpose of the people function.
  • An ambassador and lead by example of IKEA leadership in ways that express the IKEA values within and outside IKEA.

Your assignment

  • Ensure the Country/Store People Strategy, IKANO Retail principles/guidelines, and relevant business plans relate and come together in a local HR action plan that is operationally implemented and lived up to build IKEA’s brand as the employer of choice in the northern region.
  • Secure the succession process and plan by inspiring all managers to take the lead with a focus on talents and high-performing potential. Also, responsible to work with the Country to develop a Development Program to support successors’ development plans.
  • Secure a local Recruitment Strategy; guided by the Country’s direction and framework to ensure good talent pool availability for hiring that matches the store PMA’s demographic.
  • Fostering a conducive and productive environment for learning and development by securing a systematic approach following the IKEA learning staircase to build business competence and leadership capabilities to allow us to build the business and people, together.
  • Ensure that remuneration practices in the store are competitive within the local market in the northern region and retail industry; which enables us to attract and retain the right people in our business.
  • Create an atmosphere where knowledge sharing, internal promotion throughout IKANO Retail, and high commitment to IKANO Retail results as a whole (besides the country and stores results) by securing that we can attract, develop, and retain talented co-workers.
  • Ensure that the salary reviews processes are handled in a structured and professional way and staff costs are in line with targets and budgets and ensure uses of HR data to enable better management of all human resource-related processes, payroll accuracy and timely, timekeeping and attendance and staff planning work in a timely and efficient way.
  • Ensure to follow national legislation, regulations, and valid agreements in the labor market.
  • Maintain a trustful relationship with unions.


  • Your profile
  • You have at least 12 years of working experience in Human Resource Management or business partnering roles, preferably from the retail or manufacturing industry. Prepare to work alongside co-workers on the floor during weekends and public holidays.
  • Possessed strong Talent Management knowledge and experience in a large and complex organization set-up.
  • Have a good understanding of the local labor market (northern region), and experience working on employer branding.
  • You are business-minded and have experience in building the competence dimension as well as leading strategic people assignments; where you could contribute to building the business and people, together.
  • Passionate about the growth and development of people, you communicate, influence, and create an environment where the IKEA values are a strong and living reality that embraces a diversity of the workforce.
  • Well-versed in the local laws and regulations, constantly keeping oneself up-to-date on the labor market trends and best practices.
  • Good in communication, negotiation, and influential skills to build strong work relationships with every manager and co-worker in the store and maintain a high level of integrity.

Additional Information

Please apply by 4 August 2023

Important Note:

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IKEA Vision and Story

Working with us has its rewards

Wherever you work within IKEA Southeast Asia, you enjoy a wide range of benefits. Here are just some of them:

IKEA discounts

Co-workers are our most values customers and are entitled to a 15% discount on any home furnishings and food sold in our stores, from the first day of work.

Flexi Benefits

We offer flexi benefits to cater our co-workers who are in different life stages with differing benefits needs. Within an annual Flexible Spending Account, co-workers can claim against dental, optical, fitness memberships or classes, vaccination or immunisation, non-insured outpatient medical expenses, health screenings, health supplements, IKEA purchases, health aid & equipment and mental health.

Maternity and paternity leave

We give mother four consecutive months of maternity leave and father receives four weeks of paid time off after a baby has arrived to help share the joys – and responsible – at home.


We enjoy special occasions together and give tokens to mark birthdays, marriage, the arrival of a baby. We reward loyalty through our Long Service Awards/

Work environment

As home furnish experts, we take pride in providing inspiring workplaces that showcase IKEA products and create a relaxed, open atmosphere where we work side by side.

Incentive plan

All co-workers may earn an annual financial reward when we meet our shared business objectives.

Free Parking

All co-workers are given free parking.


  • Bonus for overtime
  • Gain experience
  • Comfortable work environment

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Company Information


IKEA is a global leader in home furnishings and accessories. Founded in Sweden in 1943, the company has grown to include over 400 stores in more than 50 countries, as well as an online store, that sells a variety of products from furniture and decorations, to appliances and food. IKEA’s products are designed to be affordable, functional, and stylish. Their modern designs have made them a favorite choice for everyone from young couples decorating their first apartment to families in need of extra storage. In addition to their stylish designs, IKEA is also known for their environmental commitment and sustainability efforts.

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