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Market Representative

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Purchasing & Sourcing 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.

IKEA Purchasing Serviços Comerciais Ltda office is in Curitiba, Braziland is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.

Job description

About the job

Being the Market Representative you will be responsible for multiple things. You will take the indirect leadership in the market team to ensure the suppliers have goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfill customers’ needs at the lowest price.  You will achieve excellence in running operations in accordance with the IKEA Components Plan, by interacting with respective stakeholders and complying with working methods.  Within the Marker division of IKEA Components, you will enable consistently high and stable availability for our supplier customers.

About the Assignment

  • You will be responsible for Home Furnishing Suppliers on an operational level

  • You will be responsible for maintained level Home Furnishing Suppliers – orders, deviations, claims, forecast, UTG, scrap, price lists and securing all system updates

  • You will collect information and share with relevant internal stakeholders, in order to maintain the business

  • (mainly Demand Planner, Need Planner, Supply planners, Packaging planners, Transport and Warehouse)

  • You will prepare and secure General Sales Agreement

  • You will be responsible for the operational part of item life cycle in the sample-, order- and price process with basics in place from start up to discontinue

  • You will prepare documents necessary for custom clearance based on templates, according to request from IKEA suppliers


About you

You are highly interested in understanding the reality of the IKEA Components business.  You enjoy operational tasks that contribute to developing the Components business and delivering results.

Additionally, you:

  • You have strong knowledge of  Economic or Financial experience

  • You have strong knowledge of IKEA components range and business set-up

  • You speak fluent in English

  • You are proactive and analytical

  • You are customer and service oriented

  • You can create and support a good working relationship with suppliers and other supply chain colleagues

  • You are capable of dealing with multiple tasks under time pressure

  • You have strong communication and ability to work through others

More Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.