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Supply Planner - Light Engine & Power Solution (SH)

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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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.


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About you

We are looking for the people with knowledge of supplier management and previous experience of working with the supply chain in the Electronics industry. You have the ability to take leadership to develop logistics solutions together with our suppliers, always keeping the customer, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind.

About the job

In IKEA Purchasing, we are organised in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of a number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader). The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.

About the assignment

As a Supply Planner in IKEA you will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities: 

- Secure operational capacities by ensuring high quality of capacity data from suppliers and by working continuously towards exceptions together with your global colleagues in a proactive manner. 
- Contribute to tactical capacity planning based on supplier performance on agreed capacity 
- Update and secure correct business set-up information in all relevant systems. Furthermore work with systems and reports, to proactively detect and act on possible deviations from goal. 
- Prepare suppliers for best replenishment and delivery solutions by continuously maintaining & developing supplier delivery performance and sender lead-times. 
- Contribute to identifying best logistical offer, furthermore implement, maintain and review by having customer and total cost in mind. 
- Continuously follow-up, analyse and take action to improve supplier delivery performance and ensure goods are shipped in time from suppliers. 
- Contribute to supplier development by taking a lead from logistic perspective and engage relevant competence in IKEA and at Supplier to assess supplier logistics capability and running supplier development projects.