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Purchaser - IKEA Korea Service Office

Gyeonggi-do - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description


Can you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for Better Procurement?
Are you passionate about business, the environment and people? Then you probably fits.
We are looking for someone that will be our Purchaser with proven expertise in various purchase projects for 4-5 years as minimum from Indirect Goods/Services area as a basis.
You are natural in building and maintaining good business relationships with key Stakeholders/Business owners and have strong mindset of goal-oriented.
New ways of working and changes motivate you to find new possibilities and better solutions. Competence and experience come from an International Business Environment, Genuine interest in securing a great customer experience and interest of people's life at home, Experience from Procurement projects and driving business with multiple business partners are the keys.
Desire to continuously learn and develop in a curious way, Interest and drive to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership to reach common goals.
To enjoy working with us, you are open-minded, straightforward and live with our IKEA culture and values.


• 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.
• Act according to IKEA values do business with Fact-based Business Leadership.
• Understands the goals, business priorities and follow through on commitments and achieves results in line with the IKEA vision and values.
• Communicates 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
• Seeks opportunities for improvement
• Demonstrates willingness and contributes to change by taking necessary actions and adapt to new circumstances
• In this role, you will report to the Country Procurement Manager.

You will be part of a function called Ingka Group Procurement. Within Market Procurement dimension, we want Procurement to be integrated with the market, understanding the needs better and contribute to the market plans, to enable speed, innovation, market relevance and user focus. You will also be part of a bigger Procurement team in Sourcing & Supplier Management and Market Procurement around the IKEA world.
We want to execute operational procurement effectively and efficiently for the whole IKEA Group across all categories.
You will represent a strong brand with a big social and environmental responsibility and you will be in the forefront to drive change. The team consists of trustworthy and innovative co-workers encouraged to give and take responsibility.

In our workplace we cherish diversity of experience, perspectives, background and an environment where everyone is welcome to be themselves. When you grow, IKEA grows!


IKEA is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a values-driven company and our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. In order to run the everyday IKEA business there is a need for various products and services (everything from shopping trollies and forklifts to IT-solutions and marketing services). These products and services are supplied by the Procurement function in IKEA Group, which consists of a global network with more than 500 co-workers located in Älmhult, Malmö, Wiesbaden, Philadelphia and Shanghai and in most countries where IKEA operates. Together with key competences across the world we contribute to a greater customer experience.


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