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Category Purchaser Facility Services

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

Job description


You see things a little differently. So, do we.
At IKEA we believe in keeping our workplace human and informal. We give you freedom with responsibility and we’ve got flexible contracts to meet the way you want to work. Our leadership style is humble, informal and it inspires you to discover the best in yourself. Sometimes the best discussions start over a cup of coffee or tea. Come see things a little differently with us.
Together with colleagues all over the globe we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Then, through our sourcing and tendering process, we partner with suppliers to meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We provide support all the way through our sales channels, simplifying things and creating happy customers.
About you
Can you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better procurement? Are you passionate about business, the environment and people? Then we are looking for you.
•You have a university degree in Engineering, Business Administration or corresponding.
•You have relevant procurement experience from an international organization, preferable within the area of indirect material & services and/or facility management (hard/soft FM services etc.).
•You have excellent business knowledge and mindset and strong project management skills.
•You have deep knowledge of industry and market specific conditions as well as macro-economic trends.
•You apply fact-based approach and have experience of supplier management and development.
•You have good knowledge of cost drivers and value chain.
•You have good knowledge of data analytical tools incl. ERP systems.
•You are capable of take responsibility and initiative within your scope of work and to adapt to the fast-changing environment.
•You are fluent in English. Nordic languages are advantage.
You are a natural in building and maintaining good relationships with people and you have a strong business mindset and drive. Change and new ways of working motivate you to find new possibilities and better solutions. Experience from procurement projects and driving business on a country or regional level with multiple business partners are a pre-requisite for success in this role. To enjoy working with us you are open-minded, straightforward and share our IKEA values.


In your role you will:
•Take fully responsibility for following and securing the Group Procurement sourcing process end-to-end.
•Be responsible for building long term trustful partnerships with key suppliers and business partners.
•Secure compliance to Ingka Code of Conduct and IKEA way of doing business.
•Be responsible for building and development of strong supplier base, supplier management and supplier performance by professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of their performance.
• Through proactive market monitoring give input about supplier market, sourcing options, market trends and contributing to the development and execution of the category plans.
•Communicates in a straightforward and inclusive manner. Listens actively to gain information, guide and support.
•Co-operates with members of your team and with other units to find and explore synergies, to seeks opportunities for improvement and to accomplish common goals.
•Demonstrates willingness and contributes to change by taking necessary actions and adapt to new
•Analyse business needs, identifying and reduce un-necessary costs, develop standards in cooperation with business partners.
•Continuously monitor industry development, supplier market dynamics and cost drivers in order to find new business opportunities and explore the innovation potential.

This position is based in Malmö. You will work across countries in a global Ingka network that opens for many possibilities. You will represent a strong brand with a big social and environmental responsibility, and you will be in the forefront to drive change. The team consists of trustworthy and innovative co-workers encouraged to give and take responsibility. In our workplace we cherish diversity of experience, perspectives, background and an environment where everyone is welcome to be themselves and allowed to make mistakes. When you grow IKEA grows!


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 Atanas Stamov ( If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Recruiter Gürkan Gamlı (

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but please no later than the 10th of August. We do not accept applications through email so please apply through our career website.

Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis, but the process can take longer than usual due to the summer holidays.

Warmly welcome with your application!