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Supply Planner

Älmhult, Kronoberg Logistics & Supply Chain 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 you
We are looking for the people with knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning. You have the ability to take the leadership to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfil customers’ need at 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. 

  • Minimal 2-3 years of planning and supplier management field experience;
  • Fluent oral English and good communicator;
  • Proactive and solution oriented;
  • Ability to navigate with multiple stakeholders;
  • Well-organized in multiple task assigned within given time frame.
  • Quick learner and good flexibility to adapt to change.

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 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 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 best logistical offer, furthermore implement, maintain and review by having 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 on their own performance through: working closely with suppliers, running Supplier Development Projects and providing them relevant trainings & working methods.
  • Contribute to supplier development by taking a lead from logistic perspective and engage relevant competence in IKEA and at Supplier to assess supplier logistics capability and running supplier development projects.

Besides normal job assignment, this opening will undertakes some different expectations as normal SP role in category.

  • You will initiate a more quicker start and engagement with business contribution.
  • You will hold an employment with a sort of trainee set-up

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GROWING TOGETHER

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

If you have any questions about the actual recruitment process, please contact Haben Debessay, HR Generalist at +46 72-352 7581.

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So don’t delay, please send us your application today. Please note that we do not accept application via mail.