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Strategic Purchaser/Business Developer Indirect Materials & Services

Lubawa, Warmia-Masuria Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

Company description

We are a diverse group of people working together, sharing the humanistic IKEA values. The values are the foundation of our work. By living them, we form the unique IKEA culture where team spirit and togetherness are key. In a constantly growing IKEA, every individual is taken care of, respected, acknowledged and included. People are themselves, and respecting the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better.

IKEA Industry is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of Inter IKEA Group. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries with about 19 000 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

Division Purchase is the global purchase organization in IKEA Industry. We work in 5 Categories (Wood, Boards, Chemicals, Source and Foils, Edges & Paper). This enables us to form professional partnership with other parts of IKEA as well as within IKEA Industry, deliver a stronger price development and to meet increasing demands on sustainability compliance.

Job description

Most people see a stool.

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Division Purchase in IKEA Industry is looking for 

Strategic Purchasers / Business Developers

to further develop the IKEA supplier base for Indirect Materials & Services 

The main scope of this positions includes:

·       Lead the strategic purchasing agenda for the production site and suppliers within the area of responsibility, by involving and engaging the competence needed such as manufacturing, logistics, quality and sustainability

·       Maintaining professional long-term supplier relations

·       Overall responsibility for supplier management

·       Driving the supplier development process to secure long term competitive capacities and Material/Services sourced in required quality and under good conditions

·       Securing compliance with purchase process

·       Business focus on Standardizing & Optimizing Supplier Base for Indirect Material & Services

Lead the innovative and development agenda through the Suppliers and Stakeholders base


You can succeed in this position if you:

·       Have extensive experience with sourcing development activities

·       Have knowledge of purchase strategy tool and value chain principles

·       Strong focus on stakeholder management

·       Can work with remote management set-up

·       Share the IKEA values

·       Have strong business ethics

·       Do business with a holistic view

·       Communicate (written and verbally) in English

·       Have good presentation and negotiation skills

·       Have high self-drive and at the same time ability to work in a team

The position requires both national and international traveling.

More Information

We offer you:

Possibilities for further professional, career and personal development. A variety of tasks and projects, supporting and experienced management, an international business environment and a good working atmosphere!

If you have any questions about the position please contact Blanka Hladka, Category Manager Source at +421 903 245 304

We are flexible regarding location between the following IKEA Industry sites:Slovakia (Malacky, Trnava), Poland (Lubawa, Zbaszynek)

Welcome to apply before March 20 2019