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Supply Planner

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

Job description

Purchasing & Logistics Area North is currently looking for Supply Planner, Filled team based in Kaunas
office. A Supply Planner is the link between IKEA and its suppliers on all operational and logistic issues. 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.


As a person you have strong communication and negotiating skills. You are analytical and able to analyse data and information. You are used to work extensively in computer systems. Further you are driven and enjoy working for new solutions and to optimize the existing ones.

We think you have relevant university degree or equivalent knowledge from working experience. You have a strong knowledge of Supply Chain cost drivers and of logistics including different replenishment and delivery solutions. Your English is fluent both written and spoken.

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!