At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home.
Want to help make this happen? Join our global Purchasing Development business! It is filled withcurious and passionate people, that get energy from influencing, interacting, and working together to deliver great business results. Does it sound like your kind of people?
If so, come and develop the IKEA business together with us! We are now looking for a new Business Developer for Category Pigment on Board in Warsaw office.
At IKEA, we see things a little differently. We onboard our suppliers as partners with whom we create long-term relationships. We want them to grow with us, become more efficient and achieve affordable sustainability.
A few perks of being one of us:
We believe in you! You get the privilege and the responsibility to lead a diverse team and world-class suppliers, while finding innovative ways to drive the business for IKEA.
We trust you! You have the confidence and freedom to lead your team and organize your time. Your well-being is our priority. A variety of rewarding work awaits you, which you will be able to combine alongside your hobbies or family.
We grow with you! In regular informal talks with your manager, you can explore your development and carrier opportunities, and we will support you on the way. We embrace making mistakes and learning from them. For us, at IKEA, that is the best way forward.
As a Business Developer,you will be a member a 3-function micro-team focusing on particular suppliers. You will be driving business agenda with your supplier and focusing on delivering seamless supply performance. You will be supported with a Production Engineer, who takes care of the production process, quality and compliance to IKEA standards, and a Supply Planner who handles logistics, capacity and production planning . Based on the high level strategic goals and then detailed tactical horizon, you will develop with the team and the suppliers annual action plans and make them delivered every year. Driving innovations, securing the growth, improving the business and contributing to category business agenda, this will be your daily bread.
To succeed in this role:
You have proven experience in purchasing, development and maintenance of business relations with external partners
Fluency in Polish and English, both verbal and in writtenpassion in leading business agenda, working with people and making things happen
Economic and financial knowledge, ability to work and understand numbers is a must
Very good knowledge of production process and related cost drivers will be an advantage
Strong negotiation skills, leadership and high decisiveness
Ability to build good relations and communicate with others effectively: listen to others, actively search for feedback and give feedback
Openness for changes and ability to work efficiently in fast changing work environment
Readiness to work with many tasks in the same time
Proactive approach in daily work
Readiness to search for new solutions and challenge existing “status quo”
Capability to handle business with big picture in mind and ability to transfer it into concrete actions
Personal interest in home furnishing products
Active driving license cat. B
This is a permanent, full time position, based in Warsaw, Poland.
Does this sound like you? Why not Apply?
Please send us your application in English – CV and letter of motivation – 16th of July 2022 at the latest. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit.