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Business Developer, Meat

Älmhult, Kronoberg Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important then what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

About you
We believe that you are a person with lots of energy, drive and dynamics, you have enthusiasm for business and people and an entrepreneurship thinking. You want to drive the business further and have an end to end ownership for the purchasing part. We want you to feel passion for the meat (beef, pork and poultry) market as well as the reality of production. We expect you to have deep knowledge of the processes within the purchasing area of the Food business in terms of supplier and market capabilities.

We also see that you have/are:

  • specific meat knowledge, beef, pork and poultry
  • economic and financial knowledge
  • excellent negotiation skills
  • a strong communicator with stakeholder management skills
  • fluent in English, both written and spoken

For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that you share our values, such as cost-consciousness, renew and improve and caring for people and planet. We would like to see that you have good leadership abilities and an openness to change. We also appreciate your ability to build trustworthy relations both externally and internally. You have the desire to find great business opportunities and make it happen by engaging and motivating people. You are analytical and structured and to continuously looking to improve ways of working comes natural to you.

About the job
If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organisation with a great possibility to build and create something new, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”! 

IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and the IKEA co-worker restaurants. IKEA Food has 389 restaurants in 49 markets and every year 650 million guests are enjoying the IKEA Food.

About the assignment
In your role you will be responsible and take lead in creating and managing the business agenda from a purchasing perspective. We believe that you will build a professional and long term relationship with suppliers by challenging and negotiate through the IKEA way of doing business. You will have an overall responsible for supplier performance and within that develop and implement action plans together with suppliers.

You will partner with suppliers and continuously increase the competitiveness and on an everyday base work to optimize costs of IKEA Food products. You will also professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance to support the growth of IKEA Food. You will secure compliance in IKEA way of working (IWAY) and food safety standards.


More Information

Please noted this position based in Älmhult, Sweden. We look forward to receiving your application in English as soon as you have decided that this could be your next step.

Please apply in English before 10th November 2019. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate.

If you have any questions regarding the job please contact Business Development Manager Ying Wang +46 766190793. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process please contact People & Culture Generalist Haben Debessay +46 723527581.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Co-workers within Purchasing Development lead an exciting life! The mission is to develop business with suppliers in order to deliver IKEA Home Furnishing and Food products to our stores located around the world. The goal is to meet the price, quality and quantity expectations of our customers. In our Purchasing & Logistic Area we are working with suppliers in northern Europe and have offices in Älmhult Sweden, Kaunas Lithuania, Dortmund Germany & Moscow Russia.