The business developer is work for IKEA Components, Packaging & Handling Materials Category, Containerboard segment.
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As a person you have strong communication and negotiating skills. You are analytical and are able to analyse data and information. You are used to work extensively in computer systems and excel. Further you have a constant desire to improve and look for better solutions and to optimize the existing ones. Ability to travel 3-9 days per month. Result and target orientated. In return we can offer you an exciting and challenging position within an international company. Many opportunities to further develop for the right person. We hope you would like to contribute with you unique competence for IKEA’s future.
• A relevant university degree or equivalent knowledge from working experience. • Very good knowledge and experience from purchasing. • Knowledge of industry, market dynamics and their specific conditions. • Good financial knowledge and strong negotiation skills. • Purchase or business experience in working with Total Cost Approach. • It is an advantage but not necessity if you have worked with products or production connected to solid wood. • Preferred economical background or experience in economic field. • Knowledge of supply chain cost drivers and value chain analysis. • Desire to find new business opportunities and make it happen through engaging and motivating people. • Be an excellent team-player: respect and value everyone’s contribution. • Fluency in English and strong communication skills.
About the job
The Business Developer is responsible, together with the other members of the Purchasing team, for managing and developing current and new suppliers within a fixed Category. The Business Developer aims to reach “Best Buy” through optimizing price, quality, logistics, sustainability and capacity of IKEA Components products in an operational and strategical way with a professional, honest, fair and demanding approach.
About the assignment
Business Developer; some of your main tasks will be to • Be overall responsible for supplier performance and relationship. • Support the suppliers in fulfilling our requirements and continuously improving their performance level (i e by performing Supplier Evaluations, Supplier Development Plans, Action Plans on operational and strategical level) • Secure compliance to IKEA Purchasing Manual and other agreed working methods/requirements. (Keeping all required documents, agreements and systems updated) • Having a constant and constructive dialogue both with internal and external stakeholders in order to optimize the Supply Chain. • Work closely with IKEA Components suppliers to provide them with relevant information, training, working methods and help them develop to the required performance levels. • Together with the other team members, and in needed situations through taking the lead, Define, follow-up, analyse and take actions to continuously improve supplier performance/ priorities and goals. • Contribute and secure the right competence level at the supplier. • Monitor the market in the given Category and endeavor to fully realize it’s potential. • Handle any deviations within the business with sense of urgency and in a structured way to improve and avoid for the future. • Contribute to the Purchasing team’s development
About the company
The task of IKEA Components within IKEA is to pursue the development of future unique and customer-friendly solutions within fittings and components to the IKEA range. We create substantial cost and quality benefits for IKEA in our development and trade of raw materials, components and fittings. IKEA Components is part of the IKEA group and shares the IKEA vision and values. Our business is global and employs 1300 people based in Sweden, Slovakia and China. Through co-operation with IKEA Purchasing Offices, we are also represented at several other sites around the world.