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Business Developer - Plant Based Products

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Business Development Full Time

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About the company

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. Today there are over 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries around the world.
The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.


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About you
You are a person with lots of energy, drive and dynamics, you have enthusiasm for business and people and an entrepreneurship thinking. You want to drive the business further and have an end to end ownership for the purchasing part. We want you to feel passion for the food market as well as the reality of production. We expect you to have deep knowledge of the processes within the purchasing area of the Food business in terms of supplier and market capabilities.

We also see that you have/are:

  • Specific beverage and confectionary, snacking knowledge with 3+ years of experience
  • Economic and financial knowledge
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong communicator with stakeholder management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate in multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel 30-50% of the time

For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that you share our values, such as cost-consciousness, renew and improve and caring for people and planet. We would like to see that you have good leadership abilities and an openness to change. We also appreciate your ability to build trustworthy relations both externally and internally. You have the desire to find great business opportunities and make it happen by engaging and motivating people. You are analytical and structured and to continuously looking to improve ways of working comes natural to you.

About the job
If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organization with great possibilities to build and create something new, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people"! 

IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and the IKEA co-worker restaurants. IKEA Food has 389 restaurants in 49 markets and every year 650 million guests are enjoying the IKEA Food.

About the assignment
In your role you will be responsible and take lead in creating and managing the business agenda from a purchasing perspective. We believe that you will build a professional and long term relationship with suppliers by challenging and negotiate through the IKEA way of doing business. You will have an overall responsible for supplier performance and within that develop and implement action plans together with suppliers.

You will partner with suppliers and continuously increase the competitiveness and on an everyday base work to optimize costs of IKEA Food products. You will also professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance to support the growth of IKEA Food. You will secure compliance in IKEA way of working (IWAY) and food safety standards.


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