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Category Purchaser within Marketing Procurement at Ingka Group

Malmö, Skåne County Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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We are looking for you with experience of how to cooperate and work with different people in an international environment in a pro-active and structured way. You have experience of different remunerations models used in the business and have practical experience of at least one and preferably several of the segments Creative, Production, Research & Insight, PR and Events. It is important that you are a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership who feels comfortable with remote leadership and in driving your own projects towards agreed business goals and timelines. As a person you have strong communication skills and a drive and motivation to improve and challenge our business with a commercial and analytical approach. We also believe that have: • Minimum 5 years of experience within Marketing and/or Marketing Procurement. • A university degree in Business Administration or corresponding. • Fluency in English, spoken and written. • Possibility to travel.


Category Content Development represents one of three Categories in Marketing Procurement at IKEA with several Marketing Segments in scope, such as Creative, Production, Research & Insight, PR and Events. Location of this position is flexible and can be either in Malmö, Wiesbaden or London. In this role, you will be responsible for the strategic purchase of Marketing Services related to one of the Segments of the Category. You will drive the sourcing strategy for your Segment as well as contribute to the development of the other Segments of the Category, the creation of action plans and to drive purchase projects within IKEA globally together with your colleagues from start to finish. You will monitor the market and strive to fully realize the potential and develop the business. You will also negotiate, execute and follow-up large scale global procurement agreements based on value-chain analysis in close cooperation with key business partners within your business area. In order to enjoy your work with us it’s important that you share our core values and ideas. At IKEA you will work in a vibrant culture where your ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”. Ingka Procurement offers down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer you the opportunity to further develop your professional knowledge in your daily work, and to work in an environment in which people and a sense of community and affinity are central values.


IKEA is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a values-driven company and our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. In order to run the everyday IKEA business there is a need for various products and services (everything from shopping trollies and forklifts to IT-solutions and marketing services). These products and services are supplied by the Procurement function in IKEA Ingka Group, which consists of a global network with more than 500 co-workers located in Älmhult, Malmö, Wiesbaden, Philadelphia and Shanghai and in most countries where IKEA operates. Together with key competences across the world we contribute to a greater customer experience.


Bear in mind that the selection process will take place on an ongoing basis, so we urge you to take the chance now and apply today via Please note that we do not accept applications via email. Send in your application in English. If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Category Manager Lars Tong Strömberg at If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact our Recruitment Specialist Johanna Kelence Fridlund at