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Category Leader

Malmö, Comté de Skåne - Explore le lieu Achats & Sourcing Temps plein

Description de poste


Do you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better digital procurement? Then come join us the Digital and Tech team at Group Procurement, Ingka Group, Malmö Sweden!

Do you have a passion in business, environment and people? We are on an exciting journey with a big growth agenda transforming from a traditional Retailer into a truly digital player, and we have an inspiring plan on how to reach our goals. If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you!

We are looking for you, a digital native, who is interested to use market capabilities to build the digital future of Ingka. To be successful in this role you can build strong trustful relationships with internal business owners driving our Digital Journey. You have a deep insight in the digital technology market, what top performing peers are doing, and how to engage with these types of business partners to drive our business forward.

You have a strong business mind-set with an openness to change. It comes natural to you to both look for new possibilities and challenge existing ways of working. In addition to this, your experience has given you a very good understanding of the dynamics in big projects and driving business development on a global level with multiple stakeholders.

To be successful in this position, you have:
• Strong background and proven experience from working in a digital environment, preferably in a large-scale international organisation
• Experience in supplier- and partnership management
• Digital market insight, with interest in using digital innovation for business development
• Strong experience in the Software area
• Good analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal.


In this role as Category Leader you will be the primary commercial interface towards leading global suppliers You will be responsible to get the best possible commercial setup based on the Ingka group’s objectives. Moreover, you will be responsible for large scale negotiations and complex agreements, where you together with internal business owners.

An important part of your role is to build trustful relationships with internal business owners and identify key people with whom you will develop the business. You will be responsible for driving the implementation of strategies and you will secure governance of strategic supplier relationships. Moreover, you will be part of our change journey, where we are transforming into a core business digital unit with ambitious goals. To work in a digital environment with a strong background of digital tools, such as SAP, comes natural to you.

Driven by the need of the markets and being part of a global organization, the global IKEA network opens up for many possibilities. You will represent a strong brand with a big social and environmental responsibility, and you will be in the forefront to drive change. The team consists of trustworthy and innovative co-workers encouraged to give and take responsibility. You will experience strong leadership and be part of an organisation where competence development is part of our culture.

In this role you will report to the Category Manager in the Software Category in Digital & Tech, and the role is located in Malmö, Sweden.


Hej! We are Ingka Procurement, part of Ingka Group. We bring IKEA into the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world. As IKEA grows it will be increasingly important that we have a way of sourcing and supplying that is fit to grow with IKEA. Together with colleagues all over the world we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Together with our suppliers we meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We secure a high-performing supplier base that can contribute to and grow together with IKEA in the future. The category shall secure business objectives according to IKEA Strategy and Category Business Plan through establishing & developing supplier base which can meet the needs of our business and customer; contributing to optimizing our value chain that can make better service at lower total cost for the many people; delivering excellent results to meet goals. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement!


If you have job specific questions please contact our Category Manager in Software Jacob Welin at or our Recruiter Gürkan Gamli at

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but please no later than the 8th of December.

Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis.

Warmly welcome with your application!