IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of IKEA Purchasing & Logistics is to provide purchasing and logistics services to source and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. Purchasing & Logistics Area North (PLAN) is one of seven Purchasing & Logistics Areas in the world, and our co-workers are based in Älmhult, Dortmund, Kaunas, and Moscow. PLAN consists of several functions, such as Purchasing Development, Supply Chain Operations with Quality Support Centre (QSC) and Supply Chain Development.
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. We are empowered by our vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people!
Are you are interested in how goods are delivered to the customers on time and at a lowest possible cost? Do you want to learn about production capacity planning and order flow? Do you like both, working with numbers and people? Do you want to help IKEA have happy customers and reach great business results?
We are looking for a Supply Planner to join the Green Plants team. The Category Green Plants stands for a relevant part of the IKEA core business and contributes to our everyday success.
Both newcomers and experts are welcome and appreciated. As a Supply Planner you will be the link between IKEA and its suppliers on operational and logistic subjects. You will ensure that the agreed business setups are followed, updated, and improved to secure the highest level of product availability for IKEA's customers, with the lowest total Supply Chain cost. If you are curious, self-motivated & eager to support with your knowledge on supply chain & logistics, then this is a great opportunity for you!
As a Supply Planner you will:
Be part of a great team
Ensure the agreed service level by monitoring and taking required action on delivery precision
Work closely with IKEA suppliers to provide them with relevant information, training, working methods and help them develop to the required performance levels
Take the lead in operational capacity planning at supplier level and contributing to tactical capacity planning
Follow-up, analyse and take actions, leading supplier logistics development through value chain improvement with a total cost approach
Continuously update requests to responsible functions within the Supply Chain, including suppliers
Daily troubleshooting, as well as finding solutions to avoid similar problems in the future
Be curious and motivated to find more efficient and better ways of working
Relevant university degree or equivalent knowledge from working experience
Good knowledge of Supply Chain cost drivers and logistics, including different replenishment- and delivery solutions
Good knowledge of production planning processes and high interest in optimizing the whole supply chain
Capable to run detailed data analyses
Very good knowledge of Excel
Organized and capable to prioritize
Details and Solutions oriented
Strong communication and negotiating skills
Fluent English in both written and spoken
Fluent German will be considered as an advantage
Capabilities & Motivation
Drive and motivation to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership with stakeholders to reach common goals
Desire to find logistic improvement opportunities and making them happen
Comfortable to work in a routine environment (following working methods, sequences etc.) and interested in working with details in a structured way
Energized from being the link between IKEAs needs and IKEAs orders to our suppliers
Share the IKEA values, culture and have a strong interest to work for a home furnishings company
We offer you a variety of tasks with a fun, friendly, non-hierarchical, open and international team atmosphere. We strongly believe in developing people and letting them grow. If you grow, IKEA grows!
Submit your application online and in English (resume and cover letter) via our recruitment system SmartRecruiters as soon as possible, but latest on June 5th, 2022. If you have any questions, please send an email to the recruiting team via SmartRecruiters and we will come back to you.
Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities, and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.