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Bangkok Business Development Full Time

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Company description

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of the supply process is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. IKEA Purchasing Area South East Asia has co-workers based in Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Jakarta; and is one of nine Purchasing Areas in the world .

When you grow, IKEA grows too

IKEA Purchasing is currently looking for


(Location: Thailand)

Job description
  • Overall responsible for supplier performance and relationship.
  • Responsible for building professional and long term relationship through IKEA way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency
  • Professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance according to supplier action plan
  • Lead Supplier Development Process to create and implement action plans together with suppliers which delivers to Category Plan
  • Pro-actively work together with Home Furnishing Businesses to integrate opportunities and act on deviations to Sourcing Assignment
  • Lower total cost at supplier level through optimizing value chain
  • Partner with suppliers to continuously increase the competitiveness through new purchasing possibilities such as new technology, new material and/or production techniques
  • Lead the business agenda by involving & engaging competence needed such as logistics, quality, manufacturing, sustainability, etc.
  • Secure compliance to IKEA Purchasing Manual and other agreed working methods
  • Identify and start-up new suppliers according to business needs
  • When responsible for 'Product Development / Innovation Supplier', contribute to the product development process -Contribute to Product Improvement
  • Be an IKEA ambassador of IKEA values and do business with Fact-based Business Leadership

  • Good knowledge of IKEA Strategic Landscape, especially IKEA Purchasing Strategy
  • Good understanding of IKEA Business model and IKEA Business model for growth
  • Deep understanding of relevant Category Plans
  • Good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value by delivering to Democratic Design
  • Deep knowledge of industry and market specific conditions and macro economics trends
  • Deep knowledge of supplier capabilities and material, service and production
  • Deep knowledge of Supplier Development Process (SDP); Knowledge of One Common Business Plan Process, IKEA Purchase Development Process (PDP), Develop Product Offer Process (DPOP)
  • Good finance knowledge
  • Strong negotiation skills Legal knowledge (understanding of purchase agreement package)
  • Understanding of IKEA Group Code of Conduct and IKEA Business Ethics
  • Ability to lead business with a holistic view; always act with the Customer, Supplier, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind
  • Capability to deliver results through involving and engaging people
  • Capability to identify and capture business opportunities and deliver results
  • Capability to perform business analysis, risk assessment, scenario planning and draw conclusions to support the right business decisions and implementations
  • Capability to build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term business partnership
  • Capability to create sense of togetherness, belonging and trust within a team

More Information

  • Interest of people's life at home; energy, drive and commitment to deliver better product for the many people
  • Highly interested in understanding the markets we are working in as well as the reality of production
  • Desire to find new business opportunities and make it happen through engaging and motivating people
  • Interest and drive to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership to reach common goals

Open for based location: Bangkok

Start work date: Immediate

This could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!