IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of the supply process is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. IKEA Purchasing Area South East Asia has co-workers based in Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta; and is one of seven Purchasing Areas in the world.
About the job:
In IKEA Purchasing, we are organised in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader). The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.
About the assignment
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.
You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you values are more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.
Supply Planner will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities as below:
Secure operational capacities by ensuring high quality of capacity data from suppliers and by working continuously towards exceptions together with Need Planner and Supplier in a proactive manner.
Contribute to tactical capacity planning based on supplier performance on agreed capacity.
Update and secure correct business set-up information in all relevant systems. Furthermore work with systems and reports, to proactively detect and act on possible deviations from goal.
Prepare suppliers for best replenishment and delivery solutions by continuously maintaining & developing supplier delivery performance and sender lead-times.
Contribute to identifying best logistical offer, furthermore implement, maintain and review by having customer and total cost in mind.
Actively contribute in the planning and execution of the best set-up for range changes at supplier, constraints periods and activities.
Continuously follow-up, analyse and take action to improve supplier delivery performance and ensure goods are shipped in time from suppliers.
Secure correct availability information from supplier to IKEA Retail in such quality that it can be for the benefit of customers.
Develop and maintain suppliers’ logistic competence towards becoming responsible on their own performance through working closely with suppliers, running Supplier Development Projects and providing them relevant trainings & working methods.
Contribute to supplier development by taking a lead from logistic perspective and engage relevant competence in IKEA and at Supplier to assess supplier logistics capability and running supplier development projects.
We are looking for people with Willingness and capabilities to manage suppliers remotely and cross countries, knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning. You have the ability to take the leadership to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfill customers’ need at the lowest possible landed cost. You are able to translate the Category Plan into logistics solutions and always keep Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind
Does this sound like you? Why not Apply?
We would love to know more about you and your motivation for this job! Please send us your application in English by 18th Feb. 2022. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.