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Business Developer--Appliance Shenzhen

Shenzhen, Guangdong Business Development Full Time

Job description

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


-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 Leadership

-Education background: University Degree

-Job background: Prefer Kitchen Appliance industry, or similar industry background.


-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