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Strategic Buyer, IT Procurement

Malmö, Skåne County IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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Do you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better digital procurement? Do you have a passion in business, environment and people? We are on an exciting journey with a big growth agenda transforming from a traditional Retailer into a truly digital player, and we have an inspiring plan on how to reach our goals. If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you! We are looking for you, a digital native, who is interested to use market capabilities to build the digital future of Ingka. To be successful in this role you have the ability to build strong trustful relationships with internal business owners within Group Digital. You have a deep insights in the digital technology market, what top performing peers are doing, and how to engage with these types of business partners to drive our business forward. You have a strong business mind-set with an openness to change. It comes natural to you to both look for new possibilities and challenge existing ways of working. In addition to this, your experience has given you a very good understanding of the dynamics in big projects and driving business development on a global level with multiple stakeholders. To be successful in this position, you have: • Strong background and proven experience from working in a digital environment, preferably in a large scale international organisation • Experience in supplier- and partnership management • Digital market insight, with interest in using digital innovation for business development • Strong experience in either Services, Software or Hardware & Platform, or ideally in all • Good analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


In this role as purchaser you will be the primary commercial interface towards global suppliers, execute category strategies and plans to support the Ingka Group on a global level. You will be responsible to get the best possible commercial setup based on the Ingka group’s objectives. You will drive supplier selections, build supplier relations and secure/develop/negotiate relevant terms and conditions. Moreover, you will be responsible for large scale negotiations and complex agreements, where you together with Group Digital will secure the best buy for IKEA. An important part of your role is to build trustful relationships with internal business owners and identify key people with whom you will develop the business. You will be responsible for driving the implementation of strategies and you will secure governance of strategic supplier relationships. Moreover, you will be part of our change journey, where we are transforming into a core business digital unit with ambitious goals. To work in a digital environment with a strong background of digital tools, such as SAP, comes natural to you. Driven by the need of the markets and being part of a global organization, the global IKEA network opens up 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. You will experience strong leadership and be part of an organisation where competence development is part of our culture. For this position we are recruiting five co-workers within Categories: Services, Hardware & Platforms and Software. You will report to a Category Manager in Digital & Tech, and the role is located in Malmö, Sweden.


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. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement!


If you have job specific questions please contact Category Managers: Jacob Welin (Software),, Håkan Johnsson (Services),, or Andreas Vettlevik (Hardware & Platform), If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Johanna Kelenc Fridlund, or Caroline Årzén, We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but please no later than the 31st of October. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis.