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IKEA Purchaser (temporary assignment)

Kiev, Kyiv City - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description


You have genuine interest in securing a great customer experience and interest of people's life at home and eager to continuously learn and develop in a curious way. Highly motivated in understanding the market area that we are working in and strong and genuine interest in innovation and sourcing option development.

Your profile
Past experience in procurement, understanding of the procurement processes and administrative routines.
Knowledge of the processes related to sustainability within the purchasing will be an advantage.
Ability to drive the procurement agenda with a strong will.
Good knowledge of industry and market specific conditions.
Strong negotiation skills.
Experience of supplier management and supplier development.
Strong financial competence and understanding.
Good knowledge of cost drivers and the value chain of relevant segment and industry.
Fluent in English both written and spoken.
Microsoft Office experienced user (Excel).


Your job is to contribute to the development and execution of the market action plan by securing compliance of the Group Procurement purchase process, building long term supplier partnerships and drive supplier performance, and involving relevant business partners to identify business needs and opportunities.

In this role, you will:
• Follow and secure the Group Procurement purchase process end-to-end.
• Build long term partnerships with Key Suppliers based on shared business model.
• Build trusted relationships through IKEA way of doing business, secure compliance of IWAY and Code of Conduct.
• Secure proper supplier management and supplier performance by professionally challenging suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance.
• Through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contributing to the development of the category/sourcing plans.
• Act according to IKEA values do business with Fact-based Business Leadership.
• Co-operate with team members in other and own units to accomplish common goals.


We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. Together we source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. Our mission is to maximise what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: we build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. There’s nothing better than a great deal where everyone wins!


that we offer fixed-term employment for this job to replace the main employee while on the maternity leave.

IKEA Ukraine is a part of IKEA South East Europe - an exciting and empowering region with great growth agenda in all countries - Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine. IKEA South East Europe currently operates 4 stores and we will open 2 new ones in next 2 years.

We strongly encourage and warmly welcome applications of people of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences because we believe that diversity in IKEA makes us stronger.

Join us now and apply for the position online with your CV in English.