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Business Developer - Category Area Wood

Älmhult, Comté de Kronoberg - Explore le lieu Développement du Business Temps plein

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Company description

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Job description

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with optimizing purchasing possibilities and develop our suppliers by securing excellence in running operations? We are looking for a Business Developer to Category Wood Components with location Sweden. You will be working in a truly international environment with a lot of contacts with colleagues and suppliers, mostly in northern Europe, and the position normally includes travelling.

As a Business Developer you will together with your business team:
• On every day base work to optimize costs of IKEA products.
• Contribute to Strategic development of the supplier base in line with Category strategy
• Transfer Category Business Plan to operational action plans.
• Together with each supplier set the goals and create action plan that will enhance the full potentials of the business.
• Negotiate with suppliers according to IKEA values and guidelines
• Evaluate and develop existing production capacities.
• Cooperate in the product life cycle process.
• Build effective and actively maintain relation with suppliers.
• Responsible that supplier meets social, environmental standards.
• Responsible for the delivery and quality performance.
• Secure right competence to challenge and develop suppliers.


We are looking for you who have a good knowledge in material and production including cost of production within your area of responsibility. You have experience of international business and great skills in working with the cost drivers in the purchasing part of the supply chain. We also think that you share the IKEA values, culture, and have a strong interest to work for a home furnishing company.

As a person you have lots of energy, drive and commitment to reach great results. You have ability to transfer the big picture into concrete actions and learn fast. You are business-minded and are good at communication and building and maintaining relations. You have the willingness to act on opportunities and skills to communicate fluently in English. 

As a part of Category Area Wood you will have access to a huge knowledge base and experience in both leadership and Wood material, production and value chain. We offer trust and space to test and try, explore, make mistakes and develop us and our partners. Are you ready to be part of a journey towards sustainable affordability for our customers? 

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Sounds interesting?

This position is based in Älmhult, Sweden. Please note that this is a temporary assignment for 12 months!

The selection process will take place continuously, so please send in your application as soon as possible. Please submit your CV and Cover letter latest by 18th May 2021.

If you have questions regarding the role please contact Business Development Manager Anna Henningsson at +46 708 892 513. If questions about recruitment process please contact People & Culture recruiter Aivita Grockyte at +46 732 575 704.