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Supply Planner, Animal based products

Älmhult, Kronoberg Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you values are more important than 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 the Job

In IKEA Purchasing, we are organised in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of a number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader). The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.

About the assignment
As a Supply Planner you will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities as below:

  • Secure operational capacities by ensuring high quality of capacity data from suppliers and by working continuously towards exceptions together with Need Planner and Supplier in a proactive manner.
  • Contribute to tactical capacity planning and operational (manually) work based on supplier performance on agreed capacity
  • Update and secure correct business set-up information in all relevant systems. Furthermore work with systems and reports, to proactively detect and act on possible deviations from goal.
  • Prepare suppliers for best replenishment and delivery solutions by continuously maintaining & developing supplier delivery performance and sender lead-times.
  • Contribute to identifying the best logistical offer, furthermore implement, maintain and review by having a customer and total cost in mind.
  • Actively contribute in the planning and execution of the best set-up for range changes at supplier, constraints periods and activities.
  • Continuously follow-up, analyse and take action to improve supplier delivery performance and ensure goods are shipped in time from suppliers
  • Secure correct availability information from supplier to IKEA Retail in such quality that it can be for the benefit of customers.
  • Develop and maintain suppliers’ logistic competence towards becoming responsible for their own performance through working closely with suppliers, running Supplier Development Projects and providing them relevant training & working methods.
  • Contribute to supplier development by taking a lead from the logistic perspective and engage relevant competence in IKEA and at Supplier to assess supplier logistics capability and running supplier development projects.

Qualification

About you

we are looking for people with knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning. You have the ability to take the lead to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfil customers’ need at the lowest possible landed cost. You are able to translate the Category Plan into logistics solutions and always keep Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind. 

  • 2+ years working experience in logistic, supply chain area.
  • Good understand of supply chain flow
  • Well-organized in multiple tasks assigned within the given time frame
  • Project coordinating ability with structural thinking, and analytic skill
  • Proactive and solution-oriented, ability to navigate with multiple stakeholders
  • Quick learner and good flexibility to adapt to change
  • Fluent in English and a both writing and speaking
  • Knowing IKEA business will be a plus

More Information

Please noted this position based in Älmhult, Sweden (local contract for this recruitment, no relocation support) . 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 25h October 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 role please contact Ying Wang via ying.wang@inter.ikea.com and if you have questions about the actual recruitment process please contact huong.lethimy@inter.ikea.com.

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.