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Cotton Developer

Curitiba, Paraná - Explore le lieu Développement Durable Temps plein

Description de poste

Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. We put togetherness at the heart of everything we do. Come see things a little differently with us.

IKEA is one of the world's leading home furnishing companies. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

IKEA Supply is part of IKEA Range & Supply and is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Services US Inc. is part of our Purchasing and Logistics Area Americas which also has an office in Curitiba, Brazil and soon Mexico City, Mexico, and is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.


Job description

Please submit your application in English in order to be considered.

About you

You are highly interested in understanding the geographies we are working in as well as the reality of cotton production.  Additionally, you:

  • Some travel required domestic & international (50%).
  • Good knowledge of home furnishing textile production set-up.
  • Knowledge of ‘cotton & yarn market” (both domestic & international).
  • Motivate and inspire partners, suppliers, and business teams to continuously improve.
  • Bachelor’s degree required Masters preferred in related field
  • Fluent in English - both written and verbal

About the job

Being a Cotton Developer means you will lead & develop agenda of cotton from more sustainable resources within various category organizations in Purchasing & Logistics.  Create credibility and risk framework for securing the CMSS in the future.  The purpose of the job is to lead & secure the implementation of ‘resource & energy independence” part of IKEA sustainability strategy-‘people & planet positive.

About the assignment

The Cotton Developer will be responsible for many tasks.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new outreach methods for mainstreaming the CMSS in cotton growing countries.
  • Bring supplies on board to participate in the creation of CMSS volume.
  • Carry out initial assessment of new suppliers before start-up.
  • Support Cotton Developers in other POAs.

Please submit your application in English in order to be considered.


More Information

IKEA Purchasing Services (US) Inc.’s main office is in King of Prussia, PAand is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group. The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

Co-workers within Purchasing Development lead an exciting life! The mission is to develop business with suppliers in order to deliver IKEA Home Furnishing and Food products to our stores located around the world. The goal is to meet the price, quality and quantity expectations of our customers. In our Purchasing & Logistic Area we are working with suppliers in US and Canada. 

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. Today there are over 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries around the world.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

Want to learn more about current opportunities? Come say Hej (hello in Swedish) here: www.inter.ikea.com/en/careers/work-with-us/index.html