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Supply Planner - Food(Plant based)

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality Logistics & Supply Chain Full Time

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Do you have passion for food? Would you like to be part of fantastic Ikea Food journey?

IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all Ikea restaurants, Bistros, Swedish Food Markets and col-worker restaurants. Ikea Food is upgrading from service to business. Food Category Area is implementing “One Supply Chain” project globally in FY20, integrating food purchasing and establishing end-to-end food supply chain to provide healthier, safe and more sustainable food at affordable prices for the many people. 


    Job description

    Purpose of the job:

    • Take the leadership in the purchasing team to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfil customers’ need at lowest possible landed cost by:
    • Achieving excellence in running logistics operations in accordance with Category Plan, by interacting with respective stakeholders and complying with working methods;
    • Taking the lead in operational capacity planning at supplier level and contributing to tactical capacity planning;
    • Developing logistics performance through common Action Plans with Suppliers

    Job Assignments:

    • Contribute to set up compliant and competitive regional supplier base for Ikea Food in Asia Pacific region, 
    • Lead logistic development agenda and implement action plans, work together with business team members 
    • Track, analyze and improve suppliers’ logistic performance. Secure on-time delivery and availability, optimize food supply chain setup and drive logistic cost development. 
    • Develop suppliers’ logistic competence with different planning, operation and replenishment modes

    Job Requirements:

    • Deep Understanding of IKEA Purchasing Manual and good understanding of IKEA Purchasing Development Process (PDP), IKEA Purchasing Year Cycle and the Governance Structure.
    • Understanding of IKEA Supplier Development Process (SDP), new product development and knowledge around how supply planner contributes to them.
    • Knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning and available capacities.
    • Understanding IKEA Supply Chain organization and processes within Planning and Delivery.
    • Knowledge of supply chain cost drivers from raw material to customer and logistic tools such as: different replenishment methods, delivery solutions and working with lead times
    • Capability to delivery results through involving and engaging stakeholders within IKEA and Supplier.
    • Able to translate the Category Plan into logistics solutions; always act with the Customer, Supplier, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind.
    • Capability to transfer knowledge and working methods to suppliers.
    • Capability to perform complex analysis, and draw conclusions to support the right business decisions and implementations..