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Strategic Category Purchaser, IT & Digital

Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

Why we will love you

At IKEA, you’re welcome no matter where you come from, what you believe, and what you look like. We don’t even care how you have furnished your home. We’re interested in you simply because you’re you. Our different views, backgrounds, and personalities make us better understand our customers, give us more fun at work and spark more and better ideas. Perhaps your unique take on something could lead to a great idea that creates a better everyday life for the many people.

Would you like to be part of something exciting where you will be able to impact the digital business at IKEA? If your answer is yes, then this could be an interesting opportunity for you!

You are an ambitious purchaser with supplier management experience within IT & digital and have a proven track record in delivering business results. You love finding new opportunities to improve business and have the capability to communicate the vision, influence the decisions and secure the deployment of business cases. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, strong drive, and ability to make fact-based business decisions always with the customer, supplier, IKEA, and the environment in mind.

To be successful in this role, we believe you have:

•3-10 years of purchasing experience within IT and digital services
•Strong knowledge in sourcing and procurement practices and related processes
•Good knowledge of industry and market specific conditions within IT and digital services
•Strong supplier management and supplier development experience
•Understanding of cost drivers and the value chain within IT and digital services
•Strong financial knowledge and ability to build business cases
•Good legal knowledge from contractual negotiations

What you'll be doing day to day

As a Strategic Category Purchaser, you will have the full responsibility for securing end-to-end purchasing within the area of IT and digital services. This includes building long term partnerships with key suppliers and creating trustful relationships with stakeholders to identify business needs.

More specifically, you will:

•Manage the purchasing of IT services ranging from consultants to infrastructure
•Align plans and drive performance and results based on category strategy
•Execute sourcing projects, ensuring a strategic & professional sourcing approach using negotiation skills
•Drive supplier management and performance and deliver results based on category strategy
•Monitor the supplier market and give input to business owners on sourcing options, supplier market & trends
•Implement & communicate the procurement strategy, category plan, and direction within markets/categories

Together as a team

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 worldwide, 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!

Questions and support? Let's connect!

If you have job-specific questions, please get in touch with our Sourcing Manager Johan Lönnquist (

We look forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible, but please no later than December 11. Please note that you may experience some delays in response to your application due to the upcoming holiday season. We appreciate your patience!