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Supplier Finance Specialist

Pratteln, Basel-Landschaft Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

About us
IKEA Supply AG is the central wholesale company of the Inter IKEA Group. It owns the IKEA Products in the distribution centres, is responsible for cross-border flows and replenishment, and the sale of IKEA Products to the IKEA franchisees. The Finance organisation at IKEA Supply AG (ISAG) is responsible for financial matters of the entity including among other financial planning, performance reporting, pricing, accounting and reporting, tax management, customs and connected business development. The purpose of the Supplier Finance Specialist function is to globally administrate and control loans and credits applications from IKEA Suppliers and monitor and administrate financing of tools to be used by suppliers for production of IKEA products. Additionally the Supplier Finance Specialist ensures completeness, accuracy and analysis of supplier financing applications as a base for the decision making and approval of such requests.   

About the job
As Supplier Finance Specialist you secure the development of effective procedures, maintenance of all necessary controls and co-ordination and cooperation between the different Supply Chain units and IKEA Supply AG. 

In the assignment you will work with:

•    Verifying (correctness, compliance), analysing (financial risk), consolidating credit applications and obtaining approval from decision makers 
•    Reviewing Mould Investment Application for decision makers 
•    Reviewing credit agreements and writing mould agreements (for moulds in ownership of IKEA Supply AG and in ownership of Suppliers) according to approved assignments and IKEA standards
•    Following-up credit repayments, securities, insurances and balance confirmations, including monthly reconciliations 
•    Approving credit disbursements
•    Preparing mould disbursements, according to agreements and VAT regulations
•    Keeping an overview of the supplier finance credit- and mould investments
•    Preparing correct global bi-monthly credit and tool exposure reports on time
•    Supporting in the preparation of the half- and year-end closing 
•    Ensuring communication to stakeholders  

About you
To be in successful in this role you need to have/be:
•    Fluency in English
•    Commercial education (KV) or equivalent work experience
•    Good knowledge of accounting rules
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word and if possible Access)
•    Good analytical and numerical skills, enjoy working with systems
•    Giving best possible service to the business partners
•    Interest in finance topics, experience from working in this area
•    Basic knowledge of VAT regulations
•    Eager to finish tasks within given timeframes and with best possible results as outcome
•    Keen on details. Willingness to know "Why”

At IKEA, we continuously look for better ways of working, following our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. It is in our culture to work together and to be open, straightforward and inclusive. If this sounds like an environment you could enjoy working in, please apply until 20th of February 2020 via:

For further information please contact Sandrine Cherpitel, Recruiting manager, tel.:+41767763310. For questions about the recruitment process feel free to contact Louise Orstadius, HR Business Partner, tel.: +41 (0)79 667 96 54.

IKEA is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our operations include developing and supplying the global IKEA product range, including a range of IKEA food offers.