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Business Developer - IKEA Marketing & Communication

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Дослідити розташування Закупівлі та Постачання Повна зайнятість

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IKEA Marketing & Communication AB

What if you could inspire to make everyday life just a little bit better?

The answer is simple: You can. This is what motivates us at IKEA. We’re constantly searching to find new ways to be better. We use insights from real life at home all over the world, learning about the needs and dreams of people. We use our home furnishing knowledge to help inspire people with ideas and solutions that will help them live the life they want.  

At IKEA Marketing & Communication, we are people-centric, have a passion for making great stuff, and we aim to be the best communication partner for the whole of IKEA. We work closely and together with our colleagues across IKEA, creating state-of-the-art communication at the lowest price. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we are melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. Nonetheless, we never forget our Swedish heritage that forms the backbone of who we are today.  

We are on the lookout for passionate doers, idea makers, creative thinkers - people who want to find answers to everyday problems in people’s lives, for society and the planet.  

Job description

The indirect procurement team is responsible for the procure to pay process within IKEA Marketing & Communication. We deliver to appointed sourcing processes, supplier relations, being a partner towards business and enabling functions. Our team is now looking for a Sourcing Specialist. 

As a Business Developer you will be in lead for securing high quality media products at low cost, using compliant business processes and large-scale sourcing from authorized suppliers in Indirect materials and services. 

You will influence the procurement team and support procurement manager in inspire and empower the team and co-workers to perform to the best of their abilities and continuously develop in their assignments. 

Examples of responsibilities in this role could be:

  • ·Set the business direction with clear Action Plan(s) to improve and develop business and supplier performance, and deliver to the Business Plan, using the Supplier Development Process   
  • Secure planning and execution to fulfil the sourcing assignment and pro-actively work together with the business to integrate opportunities and act on deviations   
  • Accountable for professional and long-term relationship with suppliers through IKEA way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency    
  • Identify and start-up new suppliers according to business needs through the business development team and/or by giving assignments to New Business teams    
  • Contribute to identify and act on cross-regional synergies & opportunities     
  • At any time, act as an ambassador of IKEA values and Role Model for Fact-based Business leadership


The person we´re looking for is someone that has a strong business drive and a result-oriented mind. With strong self-leadership and an aspiration to lead others you enjoy supporting business leaders as well as your team members. You like to engage in a challenge leading or contributing to business value and good solutions, always with both business and people in mind.  

You´ll need:

  • A degree in Purchasing/business administration or equivalent work experience. 
  • Deep Knowledge of supplier capabilities and material, service and production   
  • Deep knowledge of Supplier Development Process (SDP) and IKEA Purchase Development Process (PDP); Good knowledge of IKEA Business Plan Process & Develop Product Offer Process (DPOP)   
  • Good finance knowledge   
  • Deep knowledge of industry and market specific conditions and macroeconomics trends   
  • Strong communication and negotiations skills  
  • Legal knowledge (understanding of purchase agreement package)  
  • Knowledge of industry and market specific conditions and macroeconomics trends  
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written.

More Information

Älmhult is an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world. This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our workplace, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world.    

This role is a permanent position based in Älmhult, Sweden.   
At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.     

This ad was published on the 3rd of May 2022 and will be open for two weeks. The recruitment is an ongoing process so if we find the right candidate, we might close the possibility to apply earlier. We look forward to receiving your application, your CV and a motivational letter in English.  

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson katie.pettersson@inter.ikea.com. If you have questions about the role, please connect with hiring managerBusiness Tools & Services ManagerPatrik Hydling at patrik.hydling@inter.ikea.com.