• Build and maintain trustful relationships with business owners to align plans and drive performance and results. • Implement Category Plans by executing relevant action plans. • Execute sourcing projects according to the Source-to-Pay process and SAP Ariba, ensuring a strategic and professional approach to sourcing, using excellent negotiation skills to optimise and drive out costs and consider the end user for effective call off options as well as optimal invoicing channel. • Responsible to drive supplier management and supplier performance securing compliance of IWAY and the Code of Conduct • Continuously monitor the supplier market and give input to business owners on sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contribute to the development of the Category Plans. • Deliver business priorities by collaboration with colleagues across departments as one cross-functional team • Responsible for the implementation and communication of the procurement strategy/category plan/strategic direction within the markets and/or categories. • Ensure added value and relevant solutions to meet customers' needs.
• Capability to understand the bigger picture; always act with the Customer, IKEA values and total IKEA in mind • Capability to identify and capture process and business opportunities and deliver results through involving and engaging people • Capability to build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term relationships • Capability to take responsibility and initiative within the area of scope • Capability to adapt to a fast-changing environment
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. Together we source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. Our mission is to maximise what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: we build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. There’s nothing better than a great deal where everyone wins!