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Supply Planner in Metal and Glass Team

Istanbul, Istanbul Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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Company description

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishing 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. Purchasing and Logistics Area South East Europe and Pakistan  (PLASEEP) is one of total eight  Purchasing Operations Areas within IKEA, and our co-workers are based in Istanbul, Bucharest, Belgrade and Karachi.

Job description

We are currently looking for Supply Planner in the fantastic team in material categories Metal and Glass, based in Istanbul.

A Supply Planner is the link between IKEA and its suppliers on all operational and logistics topics. The Supply Planner ensures that the agreed business setups are followed, updated and improved to secure the highest level of product availability for IKEA's customers with the lowest total Supply Chain cost. A Supply Planner works in a material-oriented team, in close co-operation with the Business Developer and the Production Engineer.

Your assignment is:

  • Ensure agreed service level by monitoring and taking required action on delivery performance
  • Work with information visibility by assuring that systems are updated with correct parameters
  • Communicate update requests to responsible functions within the Supply Chain including IKEA suppliers
  • Work closely with IKEA suppliers to provide them with relevant information, training, working methods and support their development
  • Follow-up, analyse and take actions to continuously improve supplier performance
  • Take the leadership in the business development team to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfil customers’ need at lowest possible landed cost.
  • Developing logistics performance
  • Develops and maintains suppliers’ logistics competence towards becoming responsible on their own performance through: working closely with suppliers, running Supplier Development Projects and providing them relevant trainings & working methods.


  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Analytical skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Organized and capable to prioritize
  • Ability to work in the team.
  • Ability to navigate with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with multi tasks within given time frame
  • Experience in Supply Chain
  • Knowledge in Capacity Planning
  • University degree or equivalent knowledge from working experience
  • You have interest of people's life at home.
  • You have energy, drive and commitment to deliver better product for the customer!
  • Highly interested in understanding the reality at factory floor.
  • Comfortable to work in routine environment not losing the curiosity to find improvements in the logistics agenda, enjoy working for new solutions and seeking improvement for existing ones.
  • Capability to perform complex analysis, and draw conclusions to support the right business decisions and implementations.

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Sounds interesting?

Please send your application in English only!
If you want to be part of creating a better everyday life to the many customers and do it with a great team, this could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!

Thank you for your understanding that only selected candidates will be contacted.