Are you ready to be part of an exciting journey where we together create the future of IKEA? Then come and join our journey!
We are looking for you with a passion for people and interested in working with multidisciplinary teams and fields of expertise with the purpose of securing a great co - worker experience, who wants to join our Procurement organisation as a Sourcing Manager.
We believe that you have a solid background and experience in the field of indirect procurement with specialization in HR Services category together with a deep experience within the area of supplier management and supplier development. Apart from that you have an understanding of the innovation value chain.
We see that you are highly motivated to build and maintain strong business relationships with external partners. You are an excellent communicator with an interest in cross-functional collaboration and partnerships. You have a strong business mind-set and drive together with knowledge in the staffing and learning industries and are always curious to learn more about new trends on the market. You are passionate about continuous learning and development as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.
To be successful in this role you need proven record of operating in complex sourcing projects, negotiation and supplier development initiatives.
You have knowledge in following areas:
• Fluent in English both written and spoken • Excellent business knowledge and mindset • Deep knowledge of the industry and market specific conditions and trends • Solid knowledge of and experience in supplier development and partnership management • Very strong negotiations skills
We are in the biggest transformation of our history and as a Sourcing Manager you will be a key contributor in securing our future business success. You will be part of one of the two categories within the procurement category of HR Services. In your role as a Sourcing Manager you will support the development and drive the execution of the category plan by developing partnerships with key suppliers and driving sourcing projects. You will work close together with Ingka’s Group People & Culture Leadership Development, Learning and Development and Talent Acquisition Teams including the necessary alignments with Digital Product and engineering and other key business owners.
You will: • Execute on the category plan and priorities • Build and maintain partnerships with key suppliers and drive supplier development • Lead sourcing projects and through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options • Create transparency of information, break down silos and facilitate free flow of ideas across teams and organisations • Lead sourcing projects and through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options • Recruit and develop competent, high-performing and diverse co-workers • Develop and build high-performing teams by coaching and supporting purchasers
In this role you will report to the Global Category Manager for HR Services. This role could be located in Sweden, England or in Germany.
TOGETHER AS A TEAM
We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. Together we source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. Our mission is to maximiseHej! 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. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement! what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: we build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. There’s nothing better than a great deal where everyone wins!