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Market Operator

Prague, Czech republic - Explore location Administration & Support Services Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Purchasing Services cooperates with furniture and home furnishing manufacturers in Europe and distributes it worldwide. Our task is to find and develop suppliers to produce furniture with perfect design and quality for as many people as possible. There are about 150 of us in Prague - Zlicin, a team made of over 20 nationalities.

We are searching for a colleague who will join IKEA Components Market category.

You see things a little differently. So, do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

Job description

Market Operator is a function within the scope of IKEA Components, a company that supports IKEA value chain with certain components range. The function of this team is to be the point of entry for the components Buyers which are in fact the producers of the IKEA articles. This position is about to secure market activities on an operational level with concerned Buyers and IKEA Purchasing securing a service minded and professional approach to the business partners.

About responsibilities

Within the team Market Operator has a common responsibility together with Market Developer and Market Planner for the fulfilment of the team priorities and goals.

His/her part of job is to ensure proper order handling, deviation handling, claim handling or securing all system updates. To do it, the position requires cooperation with many internal stakeholders such as Supply planners, Packaging planners, Transport and Warehouse.

It might be also that Market Operator prepares the documents necessary for custom clearance based on templates, according to the request from Buyer.

Finally, Market Operator collects market information to secure good performance of the daily operations and shares it on the operational level to related functions. 

The contract is fixed for 1 year.


To be able to succeed in the role you should have competence that will contribute in this role, but your personality and mindset is at least as important as your previous experience.

We believe you are enthusiastic, driven, structured and determined. You have very good communication skills and the ability to build trustful relationships. You will network with people both internally and externally.

To be successful in this role you need to have:

  •  Customer in focus, service minded
  •  Being good team player and good communicator
  •  Strong communication and system skills
  •  Ability to build trustful relations
  •  Fluent verbal and written English
  •  Computer skills (Word, Excel)
  •  Basic supply chain knowledge
  •  Ability to understand what impact for tomorrow have today’s decisions
  •  Economic and financial knowledge is preferred


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Sound interesting?

Thanks for reading this far. We believe that your value is greater and more important than how much your CV can withstand. So if you like the idea of ​​working at IKEA Components - Market team, write to People & Culture Generalist till 28th February 2023

Aneta Pajskrova, and discuss the opportunity.

Looking forward to talking to you!