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Kaunas, Kaunas Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. We invest in your passions and encourage you to grow with them. Come and see things a little differently with us.

Purchasing and Logistics Area North is part of IKEA Supply and is responsible for different business units across the IKEA value chain. The role of Purchasing and Logistics is to supply the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions.

Job description
  • 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, analyze and take actions to continuously improve supplier performance.


We are looking for people with knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning. You have the ability to take the lead to ensure the supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfill customers’ needs at the lowest possible landed cost. 

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.

As a person you have strong analytical, communication and negotiating skills. You are used to work extensively with computer systems. Further, you are driven and enjoy looking for new solutions and optimizing the existing ones.

More Information

For more information about the actual recruitment process, please contact Giedre Cesnulyte, People & Culture Generalist via e-mail at

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of IKEA Purchasing & Logistics 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 & Logistics Area North (PLAN) is one of 8 Purchasing & Logistics Areas in the world, and our co-workers are based in Älmhult, Dortmund, Moscow and Kaunas. PLAN consists of several functions, such as Purchasing Development, Transport & Logistics Services, Customs Service Centre, Quality Support Centre and Warehousing Logistics.