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Supply Operations Developer-QD

Qingdao, Shandong - Explore location Logistics & Supply Chain Full Time

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Company description

Supply Chain Operations (SCO) organisation with its 800 co-workers connects our customers with IKEA products in a simple, affordable and sustainable way. We deliver excellent transport and logistic solutions today, tomorrow and over time by optimising replenishment solutions, defining physical goods flow capacity needs, managing the goods flow, sourcing & developing transport & logistics capacities and leading & securing Supply Quality.

We contribute to customer satisfaction through securing customer perceived availability, delivering lowest cost over time, leading towards sustainability and ensuring the right quality for all services.

Job description
  1. Logistical ("flow") performance: Secure logistical operational performance from end-to-end perspective as it is defined by respective set of KPIs/PIs (e.g. OTD, EQU, loading times); within given geographical scope. Follow-up and implement actions within existing and new delivery solutions.
  2. Stakeholder management: Align with supply chain stakeholders to secure logistical operational performance, as well as create preconditions for smooth and efficient Supply Operations. Act on deviations to the plan (e.g. priorisation and cancellation of orders) together with our partners andsecure the communication flow.
  3. New optimised replenishment solutions: Lead their implementation (e.g. new routes) in alignment with relevant stakeholders and in close cooperation with Service Provider Operations Developers. Follow-up and adjust LeadTimes based on OTD performance.
  4. Constraints and limitations: Identify & define constraints together with internal stakeholders (e.g. loading plan at supplier) to secure preconditions for efficient supply operations and, in general, wished level of logistical performance throughout the year. Follow-upon the compliance of our stakeholders and secure the execution of market-relevant plans (e.g. local activities) in connection with the MOF.
  5. Continuous Improvements: Validate and optimise sending and receiving capabilities (e.g. Slot Management) as a link between all supply chain stakeholders. Change, maintain and continuously improve replenishment solutions. Act upon fluctuations to avoid performance disruptions and increased total cost. Propose new logistical set-up to support logistics cost development. Identifies and proposes volume consolidation opportunities and mid-receiver needs. Collaborate with Category Area Teams; support logistic development in new sourcing countries
  6. Deviation Handling: Contribute to the Market Operational Forums, support in constraint situations and ERPs in case of corrective actions need. Secure right information on constraints and availability mpact to our supply chain stakeholders.
  7. Development: Support the development of internal working methods and deviation the operational requirements and secure they are captured in the right documentation (e.g. Delivery Handbook).

  1. University degree in logistics, economics, business administration or relevant working experience
  2. Good knowledge of functions within IKEA Supply Chain and how they contributeto the processGood Knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  3. Advanced level of calculation methods and analysis toolsExperience in implementation of decided concepts, working methods and tools
  4. Good knowledge about logistical performance indicators and their main key drivers. 
  5. Good presentation and communication skills
  6. Knowledge of relevant tools and working methods in the Supply Chain
  7. Computer skills and high proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  8. Fluent in English