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Business Developer

Kaunas, Kaunas Business Development Full Time

Job description

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 North (PLAN) is one of total eight Purchasing Operations Areas within IKEA, and our co-workers are based in Älmhult, Dortmund, Kaunas and Moscow.

Job description

Purchasing & Logistics Area North is currently looking for a Business Developer for the Veneer on Board team to be based in Kaunas office. As a Business Developer at Purchasing & Logistics Area North, you will be working within defined part of the business and legal framework of IKEA to secure excellence in running operations by optimizing the purchasing possibilities. Furthermore, you will participate in creating an efficient supplier structure. 

Your assignment

Business Developer will together with a team:

  • On every day basis work to optimize costs of IKEA products.
  • Transfer Category Business Plan to operational 1-12 month action plans.
  • Together with each supplier set the goals and create action plan that will enhance the full potentials of the business.
  • Negotiate with suppliers according to IKEA values and guidelines.
  • Evaluate and develop existing production capacities.
  • Cooperate in the product life cycle process.
  • Builds effective and actively maintains relation with suppliers.
  • Responsible that suppliers meet social, environmental standards.
  • Responsible for the delivery and quality performance.
  • Secure right competence to challenge and develop suppliers.
  • In all situations act as an IKEA Ambassador.


Is this the right challenge for you?

We think that you have good knowledge in material and production (preferably wood) including cost of production within your area of responsibility. You have experience of international business and excellent skills in working with the cost drivers in the purchasing part of the supply chain. We also think that you share the IKEA values, culture and have a strong interest to work for a home furnishings company.

As a person you have lots of energy, drive and commitment to reach excellent results. You have ability to transfer big picture into concrete actions. You are business minded and are good in communication as well as building and maintaining relations. You have the willingness to act on opportunities and are also able to fluently communicate in English. You will be working in a truly international environment with a lot of contacts with colleagues and suppliers mostly in northern Europe. The position includes travelling. We hope you want to contribute with your unique competence for IKEA’s future!

More Information

If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organisation with great development potential, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”! 

Please send your application in English only! 
If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!