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We are currently looking for a Business Developer in Category Textile, Furniture Fabrics & Covers 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
Strong interest in home furnishing products
Fluent in English (written, spoken)
University graduate preferably with back ground of textile engineering 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; questioning “status quo”
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
Believes in strong teamwork for achieving results
Lead and engage others with clear communication
Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than November 06, 2020.
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 candidate.
We look forward to receive your application, in English!