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Business Developer

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explorar localização Desenvolvimento de Negócio Tempo inteiro

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Are you our new Business Developer?  My name is Jerry and I want you in my amazing team!
Interested? Keep on reading!

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

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.

As a 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 and work closely with IKEA Components suppliers to provide them with relevant information, training, working methods and help them develop to the required performance levels.

You, together with the other team members, and in needed situations through taking the lead, define, follow-up, analyze and take actions to continuously improve supplier performance/ priorities and goals. You contribute and secure the right competence level at the supplier. Monitor the market in the given Category and endeavor to fully realize its potential and handle any deviations within the business with sense of urgency and in a structured way to improve and avoid for the future.

Finally, contribute to the Purchasing team’s development.

The position is placed in Älmhult, Sweden.

As a person you have strong communication and negotiating skills. You are analytical and can analyze 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 your unique competence for IKEA’s future. 

You have a relevant university degree or equivalent knowledge from working experience. You also have good knowledge and experience from purchasing and knowledge of industry, market dynamics and their specific conditions. 
Furthermore, you have a good financial knowledge and strong negotiation skills. Purchase or business experience in working with Total Cost Approach. We see that it is an advantage but not necessity if you have worked with our products or production.

We also believe that you have:
• 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.

More Information

If you have any questions about the role you are welcome to contact, Jerry Huang,  If you have any questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist 0766-11-34 08.
We are look forward to receiving your application in English. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, send in your application today! Last day to apply is October 9th 2022.

We develop and supply IKEA with customer friendly component solutions for better products – and better homes. This includes a responsibility for selected components and raw material, which means develop, purchase and supply to IKEA suppliers. IKEA Components also have the assignment to provide After Sales service of components to the end customers. Our business is global and today employs 1400 people based mainly in Sweden, Slovakia, and China. 

But that is not all, we are currently growing. By taking over the responsibility for IKEA Retail Equipment we are on a journey towards taking our assignment to the next step, creating a new IKEA business that is even more affordable, accessible, and sustainable. The retail equipment range is an important part of the IKEA identity. It supports presenting, selling, and handling of the IKEA product range, strengthens the IKEA Brand and helps visitors enjoy the full IKEA experience.