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Purchaser (m/f/d) Logistics Equipment

Wiesbaden, Hesse - Explore location Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

Job description


Your knowledge and experiences have given you a very good understanding of the logistics equipment industry, the suppliers on the market and the solutions created to support fulfilling customer orders.

You are autonomous and are self-driven. You are open to challenges, changes and always look for new possibilities to develop the ways of working. You are a great communicator and you like interacting and building trustworthy relations with people inside and outside of IKEA.
As a Purchaser for Ingka (IKEA parent company), you will act as an ambassador of our company and conduct yourself in a fair and professional way.

• Have a minimum 5 years of Purchasing Equipment/Intralogistics Equipment
• Experience with logistics equipment, especially with integrated solutions in a warehouse environment and packaging machinery & materials
• Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering or equivalent knowledge
• Have project management and problem-solving skills as demonstrated by experience and tangible accomplishments
• Feel comfortable in navigating in a complex stakeholder map
• Knowledgeable in contract management
• Fluent in English, both verbal and written
• Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint


Can you see yourself in a role where you are leading the procurement agenda for IKEA within the logistics equipment?

IKEA is on a journey to truly become a multi-channel retailer and in the coming years many of the customer fulfillment units will be built or rebuilt to accommodate to this new multi-channel environment. We are recruiting a Purchaser to join in our logistics equipment Category team, located in Germany.

As a Purchaser you have the opportunity to influence and make a difference for an important part of IKEA, as we are designing the Stores of tomorrow with fulfilment capabilities. You will be responsible for developing the business, taking away cost from the value chain, whilst securing products and services with high quality, sustainability and compliance standards.

Your competence and experience come from the logistics industry - industry knowledge on different types of handling material, automated equipment, as well as knowledge of packaging material and equipment. You make things happen, you are hungry for business development and have a proven track record in creating and materializing business opportunities.

You have the ability to work simultaneously with multiple projects and navigate in a fast-paced logistics equipment industry, that is and will be in constant change, and you will bring in to Ingka new innovative solutions from the industry.


We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. Together we source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. Our mission is to maximise what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: we build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. There’s nothing better than a great deal where everyone wins!


Send us your online application for the specific job ad with your complete application documents and cover letter telling us why you’d like to join us at IKEA in this position.
We look forward to receiving your detailed application with your salary expectations and when you can start at the earliest.


• All the opportunities of a globally successful and growing company: We provide a wide variety of career paths for you at IKEA
• A company that promotes talent with plenty of support for personal development
• A working environment that honours your work-life balance
• Fair pay and a full benefits package – full thirteenth salary, holiday pay, company pension and a lot more besides
• Co-worker discount and a share in our company’s achievements with a bonus and loyalty programme
• A policy of providing preferential treatment to suitable candidates with serious disabilities