Our customer behavior is changing continuously and so are we! While adapting to the changing needs of today’s customer, we ensure a supplying process which is fully integrated with the logistics and selling processes in the store. As sales & supply support manager, you work closely together with your colleagues in the commercial team to make sure everyone focuses on the same commercial priorities. You also use your supply process expertise to secure that your team of specialists creates excellence in the area of availability by balancing range and space, forecasting and ordering to achieve agreed service levels at the lowest possible cost.
You recognize yourself in our values, are passionate about our customers and home furnishing and eager to develop yourself and IKEA. Furthermore, for this position we are looking for the requirements below as well:
-Strong analytical skills and the ability to use common sense to make objective decisions based on a sound analysis of the information available.
-Ability to work on tactical and operational levels and supported by a proven record of getting things done.
-Experienced in leading and developing teams within retail and/or supply chain.
-Skilled at setting priorities and expectations and in providing clear direction and follow-up.
-The necessary interpersonal skills to explain goals and their purpose clearly to others.
-You speak Dutch and English.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY
We are looking for an inspirational and passionate leader to inspire, support and lead our Sales & supply support team. In addition to sharing our values, having a passion for home furnishings and champing at the bit to further develop yourself as well as IKEA, you should also satisfy the following requirements:
-Ensuring the customer perceived availability of goods and taking actions together with your commercial team colleagues to minimize the impact of availability issues on our customers.
-Securing a smooth selling-off of products, a timely start to the sales of new products and the implementation of sales plans, such as promotions, to increase turnover, by initiating actions with your commercial team partners.
-Coaching managers, specialists and co-workers to secure the correct use of ordering procedures and focusing on order parameters, product ordering and availability checks so that sufficient stock is available to meet customer needs.
-Actively participating in the creation of the store business plan, converting strategic directions and business plan goals into clear logistics actions and executing those actions within this plan.
-Identifying potential savings and initiating actions to improve stock and product structure to minimize the logistics costs of the store.
OUR TEAM WITHIN IKEA
We are an international leader in the home furnishings sector and are proud of our values and Swedish culture. Together we spend every day working towards our vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a unique range of home furnishing products that many people can afford.
You will lead a team of three specialists. You will be part of the Logistics management team and will directly report to the Logistics manager.
OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES
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.
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Are you excited now and can see yourself in this position? Fantastic! Upload your CV and motivation letter and apply!.
An integrity check using the fraud register of de Stichting Fraude Aanpak Detailhandel (foundation for addressing fraud in the retail sector) is a part of the application process.
We look forward to receiving your application!