You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is 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!
Business Developer is responsible for securing excellence in running operations by optimizing the purchasing possibilities, developing performance of existing Suppliers and finding new ones. This way Business Developer is building efficient supplier structure. He/she is also responsible to co-ordinate Purchase Team group work to ensure the best result.
Our Business Developers are responsible for:
Building/maintaining effective relations with Suppliers
Co-operation with Suppliers starting from the project phase until the ready products delivered to IKEA stores
Negotiations with IKEA Suppliers leading to reach the best possible purchase conditions (price, lead time, volumes)
Together with each Supplier set the goals and create action plan that will enhance the full potentials of the business. Execute fulfilment of those goals
Evaluating and developing existing production capacities
Supporting and giving directions in order to develop Purchase Team
Competences needed on the position:
Deep knowledge about the cost drivers in purchasing part of the supply chain
Very good knowledge of production process (of purchased products)
Economic and financial knowledge
Very strong negotiation skills and high decisiveness
Strong interest in home furnishing products
Fluent English (written, spoken)
Active driving license
To be successful on the position you should:
Be open and feel good in constantly changing work environment
Always be ready to search for new solutions; questioning “status quo”
Capability to handle business with big picture in mind – and ability to transfer it into concrete actions
Be ready to work with many tasks in the same time
Have “drive” and be full of energy. Understand that time is money
Be passionate in leading business and people
Build good relations and communicate with others effectively: listen to others, actively search for feedback and give feedback
The job requires up to 50% of travelling per year.
Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than December 10th 2019.Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate.
We look forward to receive your application, in English!