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Purchaser Commercial Kitchen Equipment Category

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description


Simply because of your passion in business, environment and people. If you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better procurement, then we are looking for you!

You get motivated by securing a great customer experience and have an interest of people´s life at home. Together with a high energy, drive and commitment to deliver better products and services for the many people. Another motivation factor for you is to continuously learn and develop, preferably in a curious way with other colleges to reach common goals.

Furthermore, we believe you have;
• Strong knowledge in purchasing practices and related processes
• Good knowledge of industry (preferable Food equipment) and market specific conditions
• Strong negotiation skills
• Experience of supplier management and supplier development
• Strong financial competence and understanding
• Good knowledge of cost drivers and the value chain of relevant segment and industry
• Experience in SAP procurement tools such as ARIBA/S4Hana


Take fully responsibility for following and securing the Group Procurement purchase process end-to-end.

• Responsible for building long term partnerships with Key Suppliers based on shared business model.
• Responsible for building trusted relationships through IKEA way of doing business, secure compliance of IWAY and Code of Conduct.
• Responsible for supplier management and supplier performance by professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance.
• Through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contributing to the development of the category/sourcing plans.

That you understand the goals, business priorities and follow through on commitments and achieves results in line with the IKEA vision and values. That you communicate in a straightforward and inclusive manner and listens actively to gain information. Co-operates with team members in other and own units to accomplish common goals and seeks opportunities for improvement


We are Ingka Procurement, part of Ingka Group. We focus on the Equipment Category Area. We bring IKEA into the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world. As IKEA grows it will be increasingly important that we have a way of sourcing and supplying that is fit to grow with IKEA. Together with colleagues all over the world we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Together with our suppliers we meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We secure a high-performing supplier base that can contribute to and grow together with IKEA in the future. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement!