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Business Developer - Carbon Steel(SH)

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. 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. 

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you values are 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.

About the job

Develop and Implement common action plans with suppliers, delivering excellent performance in running operations and building professional long term business development Identify and act on new purchasing possibilities in order to secure optimal sourcing set-up

About the assignment

Business Developer will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities as below:

  • Overall responsible for supplier performance and relationship 
  • Responsible for building professional and long term relationship through IKEA way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency 
  • Professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance according to supplier action plan 
  • Lead SDP identification process to create and implement action plans together with suppliers which delivers to Category Plan 
  • Pro-actively work together with HFBs to integrate opportunities and act on deviations to Sourcing Assignment 
  • Lower total cost at supplier level through optimizing value chain 
  • Partner with suppliers to continuously increase the competitiveness through new purchasing possibilities such as new technology, new material and/or production techniques
  • Lead the business agenda by involving & engaging competence needed such as logistics, quality, manufacturing, sustainability, etc..
  • Secure compliance to IKEA Purchasing Manual and other agreed working methods
  • Identify and start-up new suppliers according to business needs
  • When responsible for 'Product Development / Innovation Supplier', contribute to the product development process
  • Contribute to Product Improvement
  • Be an IKEA ambassador of IKEA values and do business with Fact-based Business Leadership 

About you

  • Good knowledge of IKEA Strategic Landscape, especially IKEA Purchasing Strategy
  • Good understanding of IKEA Business model and IKEA Business model for growth
  • Deep understanding of relevant Category Plans
  • Good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value by delivering to Democratic Design
  • Deep knowledge of industry and market specific conditions and macro economics trends
  • Deep knowledge of supplier capabilities and material, service and production
  • Deep knowledge of Supplier Development Process (SDP); Knowledge of One Common Business Plan Process, IKEA Purchase Development Process (PDP), Develop Product Offer Process (DPOP)
  • Good knowledge of IKEA Business Year cycle and Governance structure
  • Deep knowledge of IKEA Purchasing Manual
  • Good finance knowledge
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Legal knowledge (understanding of purchase agreement package)
  • Understanding of IKEA Group Code of Conduct and IKEA Business Ethics