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Purchaser IKEA FOOD, IKEA Delft Store (fulltime)

Delft, South Holland Food & Restaurant Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. Today there are over 403 IKEA stores in 49 countries around the world. 
The IKEA Delft store is part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

Job description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. We’ve noticed that many people stay and grow with us longer than with most other companies. Come see things a little differently with us.

    About the job

    You build IKEA Food together with your colleagues to reach the goal for IKEA Food “to help the IKEA store sell more IKEA home furnishings products” and to become a destination on its own. You also  support the IKEA position as the leading home furnishings company by planning and organising the purchase and supply of IKEA Food products 100% in line with the IKEA Group Code of Conduct.  You organise, prepare and implement the national Food purchase according to the IKEA purchasing processes  and specified standards as well as the laws and regulations in the country and Global & Local requirements and optimise the efficiency in the supply chain for IKEA Food.  

    About the assignment

    You will be accountable for;

    • Ensuring the development of a strong and vital national/local range for restaurants bistros, Swedish Food market and staff restaurants by guaranteeing an optimal relation between quality and price that is in accordance with the IKEA Food strategy, food trends and the profile of our customers
    • Ensuring an objective selection of national and local suppliers in relation to pricing negotiations, logistics strategy, product development and production process
    • Ensuring transparency in supplier compliance and the purchasing policies of the food products that are sold in the stores Exceeding the customer expectation and creating brand loyalty by complying with all IKEA standards & regulations and HACCP standards to secure health and safety within the IKEA Food range
    • Securing an at all times updated documentation of all supplier contracts
    • Steering our business by ensuring the right competence level within the store
    • Encourage in a lean, simple and cost-conscious way and contribute to smarter ways of working
    • Increasing trust in IKEA as a resposible company by building sustainable relationships with relevant suppliers and  by lowering our environmental impact.   


    About you

    As a IKEA FOOD Purchaser you have in depth knowledge of food (local and global) and food safety.  Furthermore you;

    • Understand and actively use the Food & Beverages Manual
    •  Skilled in a process way of working. Numeracy and computer (Excel) literacy and analytical skills
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships across the country and internationally
    • Has business overview, analytical skills and tactical thinking. Knowledge about nutritions. 
    • Skilled in how to lead and manage projects
    • Ability to negotiate according to IKEA Code of Conducte Skilled in anchoring agreements in a correct and clear way.

    More Information


    Please reply with your CV and a motivation letter. Applications without a letter and / or CV will not be taken into consideration. 


    At IKEA the customers is in focus. Our customers visits the store at various times, also in the evening, in weekends, during national holidays and during school holiday. We expect that you will be present with the customer visits us. Of course, you have an impact on you schedule yourself as well.

    Career possibilities

    If you grow IKEA grows. Together with us you can explore the career possibilities in an inspirational working experience with international options. We offer you a spot where people are given the possibility to do what they do best. Let us grow together!