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Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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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 and Jakarta; and is one of seven Purchasing Areas in the world.

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About the job

In IKEA Purchasing, we are organized in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader).

The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.

About the assignment

  • To build a professional and long-term partnership with current and new suppliers through the IKEA way of doing business.
  • To have an overall responsible for supplier performance and within that develop and implement action plans together with suppliers.
  • To translate the Business Plan and lead suppliers into solutions for Total Lower Cost at our products
  • To work with suppliers and continuously increase the competitiveness and on an everyday base work to lower the costs of IKEA products
  • To secure compliance in IKEA way of working (IWAY) and secure compliance to IKEA Purchasing Manual and other agreed working methods.
  • To pro-actively work together with internal stakeholders (HFBs) to convert supplier opportunities into home furnishing
  • To lead the business agenda by involving & engaging competence needed such as logistics, quality, manufacturing, sustainability, etc.
  • To identify and start-up new suppliers according to business needs
  • To be an IKEA ambassador of IKEA values and do business with Fact-based Business Leadership


About you

We are looking for people with knowledge and experience in the field of purchasing, you have capability to lead and develop business, your eagerness to build trust and partnership to reach common goals is remarkable. You are highly interested in understanding the markets we are working in as well as the reality of production, You identify very much with our values and enjoy creating an environment where the IKEA values are a strong and living reality. Additionally, you have:

  • ability to lead business with a holistic view, always act with customers, suppliers, total IKEA and total cost development in mind.
  • capability to deliver result through involving and engaging people.
  • knowledge of supplier capabilities and material, service and production.
  • knowledge of Supplier Development Process, Purchase Development Process and Development Product Offer Process.
  • strong communication and negotiation skills.

More Information

About us

As a part of Category Area Wood, you will have access to a huge knowledge base and experience in both leadership and Wood material, production and value chain. We offer trust and space to test and try, explore, make mistakes and develop us and our partners. Are you ready to be part of a journey towards sustainable affordability for our customers?

Additional Information

We would love to know more about you and your motivation for this job! Please send us your application in English by 18th Feb. 2022. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact hiring manager Eryk at

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.

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