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Category Construction and Rebuild Purchaser

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description


You are passionate about procurement and want to join us in creating a better everyday life for the many people.
You desire to continuously learn and develop in a curious way. You strive for finding new business opportunities and make it happen through engaging and motivating people. Furthermore, you are interested and driven to find common interests and agenda as well as to build trust and partnership to reach common goals. In addition, you are highly motivated in understanding the category/market area that we are working in.

To succeed as a Category Construction and rebuild purchaser we believe you bring your:

• Construction background and experience in Sweden.
• Construction market awareness and knowledge from Sweden.
• Knowledge of the Supplier's market in from Sweden.
• Experience in supplier development.
• Good construction legal knowledge.
• Leadership skills for managing the assigned tasks and coordinate the flow of information from different Stakeholders.
• Fluent in English and Swedish both written and spoken. If you speak any additional Nordic language (Danish, Norwegian, Finish) it will be a great advantage.

If you can also bring your construction background, experience and market awareness and knowledge from other Nordic Countries this would be a great advantage.

We believe that you have capability to understand the bigger picture and always act with the Customer and Total IKEA in mind. You are also able to identify and capture process and business opportunities and deliver results through involving and engaging people. Building trust and relationships, in order to build long-term relationships, and adapting to a fast-changing environment is in your scope. Furthermore, you can take responsibility and initiative within the area of scope.
You are a true ambassador for the IKEA Culture and values. The IKEA Culture and values will always guide and support you in your day-to-day work.


As a Purchaser you will take fully responsibility for following and securing the Ingka Procurement purchase process end-to-end and secure compliance of IWAY, Code of Conduct & business ethics for IKEA Construction and Rebuild Projects in Nordic Countries, especially in Sweden/Öresundsregionen.

You will:

• Be responsible to carry out construction procurement activities or/and to organize and coordinate those with external provider/consultants.
• Cooperate directly with the Construction Project Managers who are responsible for the specific projects within Real Estate Construction.
• Conducting tenders in the Construction category.
• Cooperate with suppliers from the Construction market.
• Be responsible for negotiation and preparing contracts.
• Build long term supplier partnerships and drive supplier performance and by involving relevant business partners to identify business needs and opportunities.
• Be responsible for supplier performance by professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance and lead Supplier Development Process (SDP) when applicable.

In all your work you will act according to IKEA values do business with Fact-based Business Leadership. To be successful in the role you need to understand the goals and business priorities and follow through on commitments and achieves results in line with the IKEA vision and values.


Hej! We are Ingka Procurement, part of Ingka Group. We bring IKEA into the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world. As IKEA grows it will be increasingly important that we have a way of sourcing and supplying that is fit to grow with IKEA. Together with colleagues all over the world we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Together with our suppliers we meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We secure a high-performing supplier base that can contribute to and grow together with IKEA in the future. The category shall secure business objectives according to IKEA Strategy and Category Business Plan through: establishing & developing supplier base which can meet the needs of our business and customer; contributing to optimizing our value chain that can make better service at lower total cost for the many people; delivering excellent results to meet goals. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement!


If you have job specific questions please contact our Sourcing Leader, Category Construction & Rebuild, North Europe & Poland, Bożena Kuchta;

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Recruiter Caroline Markusson;

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but please no later than the 14th of March. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis.

Warmly welcome with your application!