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We are currently looking for a Business Developer in Category Area Specific Home Furnishing Business, Green Plants Team, based in Istanbul. The Business Developer is responsible for securing excellence in running operations by optimizing the purchasing Opportunities, secure and develop the performance of existing Suppliers, in order to build an efficient supplier structure. He/she is also responsible to co-ordinate the Purchasing Team to ensure the best result.
About the assignment
Building/maintaining effective relations with Suppliers
Co-operation with Suppliers starting from the project phase until the ready products delivered to IKEA stores
Negotiations with IKEA Suppliers leading to reach the best possible purchase conditions (price, lead time, volumes etc.)
Together with each supplier set the goals and create action plan that will enhance the full potentials of the business. Execute fulfilment of those goals
Evaluating and developing existing production capacities
Supporting and giving directions in order to develop Purchase Team
Optimizing the purchasing possibilities
Building professional long term business development
Deep knowledge about the cost drivers in purchasing part of the supply chain
Very good knowledge of production process (of purchased products)
Updated Economic and financial knowledge
Very strong negotiation skills and high decisiveness
Effective stakeholder management in complex projects
Lead and engage others with clear communication
Capable of working both independently and on a team with a remote leadership set-up
Interest in horticulture
Fluent in English (written, spoken)
University graduate with minimum 4 years of working experience in manufacturing or sourcing positions
Passionate in leading business and people
Open and comfortable in constantly changing work environment
Always be ready to search for new solutions as well as new logistic arrangements
Capability to handle business with big picture in mind – and ability to transfer it into concrete actions
Have a constant drive for continuous process improvement
Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than January 22, 2021.
We look forward to receive your application, in English!