Responsible to secure Appliance business according to IKEA Purchasing practises, mainly responsible for Appliance supplier in China, East Asia and South East Asia
-Establish & develop high performing and diverse supplier base which can meet the needs of our business and customer
- Aims for the wished position of being the preferred business partner for existing and new IKEA suppliers
-Optimise our value chain that can make better products and service at lower total cost for the many people
- Deliver excellent results to meet goals
- Act as One IKEA Purchasing along our core processes, together with relevant functions and people contributing towards IKEA business objectives
YOUR ASSIGNMENT -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 Product development functions in Sweden to integrate opportunities
-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 LeadershipYOUR PROFILE -Education background: University Degree
-Job background: Prefer Kitchen Appliance industry, or similar industry background.
YOUR KNOWLEDGE and CAPABILITY
-Prefer Appliance market and industry knowledge and experience.
-Purchase or business experience in working with Total Cost Approach.
-Direct or indirect leadership skill and experience.
-Ability of lead business with holistic view.
-Fluent English, and good communication and interaction skill