Purchaser Vacancy at Ikea

Ikea is hiring an experienced Purchaser at their Bangalore location.

Job Update: Purchaser Vacancy at Ikea

SANDEEP KUMAR | Mar 1, 2024 |

Purchaser Vacancy at Ikea

Purchaser Vacancy at Ikea


Ikea is hiring an experienced Purchaser at their Bangalore location. As a person you are passionate about people, business, IKEA’s purpose and continuously driving better performance. You are energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people as well as motivated by leading and developing people. For this role they believe that you have 3-5 years of experience from a multinational company

The complete details of this job are as follows:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Strong negotiation skills. Experience in SAP procurement tools such as ARIBA/S4Hana .Able to lead by example and share the IKEA values
  • Good knowledge of IKEA business model, the strategic landscape and IKEA ways of working
  • Strong knowledge in sourcing and procurement practices and related processes
  • Good knowledge of industry and market specific conditions for Category
  • Good knowledge of project management methods & processes
  • Strong supplier management and supplier development knowledge
  • Strong financial knowledge
  • Good legal knowledge
  • Good knowledge of cost drivers and the value chain of relevant Category and industry
  • Broad knowledge of IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people
  • Genuine interest in securing a great customer experience and interest of people’s life at home
  • Energy, drive and commitment to deliver better products and services for the many people by leading self and desire to find new business opportunities and make it happen through engaging and motivating people
  • Interest and drive to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership to reach common goals
  • Highly motivated in understanding the Category / market that we are working in and strong and genuine interest in innovation and sourcing option development
  • Interest and drive to build trust and partnership to reach common goals
  • Strong identification with IKEA culture & values
  • Capability to understand the bigger picture; always act with the Customer, IKEA values and total IKEA in mind
  • Capability to identify and capture process and business opportunities and deliver results through involving and engaging people
  • Capability to build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term relationships
  • Capability to take responsibility and initiative within the area of scope
  • Capability to adapt to a fast-changing environment

Your Responsibilities

  • Together with the teams in the Category contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Sourcing agenda in the markets and/or categories by designing and building up of the new sourcing organisation to ensure that the IKEA Group direction and strategies are realised. Building long term supplier partnerships and drive supplier performance.
  • The Market Purchaser should have worked in sourcing and strategy development for a portion of all IT and non-IT categories like Professional & Consulting Services, Hardware, Software, Facilities, fit out etc.).
  • Have Experience in Civil, Structure, Interior, MEPF, Façade Packages etc. Responsible to lead and manage Project Procurement and Contracting for Packages related to green field projects / Retail Shops / warehouse developments.
  • This position is responsible for leading supplier relationship development, including monitoring performance and driving value. The Purchaser will recommend and advise on best options for the business. Purchaser would also support in category related purchases as and when required.
  • He/She/They will lead the overall supplier relationship strategy for their spend area, ensuring proper commercial treatment of suppliers by reinforcing policy, ethics, and our strategic approach with suppliers and with other user departments.
  • This role will need to understand Procurement Policy, Systems and Processes to ensure proper procurement methodology is followed. This position reports to the Country Procurement Manager
  • Build and maintain trustful relationships with business owners to align plans and drive performance and results
  • Implement Category Plans by executing relevant action plans
  • Execute sourcing projects according to the Source-to-Pay process and SAP Ariba, ensuring a strategic and professional approach to sourcing, using excellent negotiation skills to optimise and drive out costs and consider the end user for effective call off options as well as optimal invoicing channel
  • Responsible to drive supplier management and supplier performance securing compliance of IWAY and the Code of Conduct
  • Continuously monitor the supplier market and give input to business owners on sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contribute to the development of the Category Plans
  • Deliver business priorities by collaboration with colleagues across departments as one cross-functional team
  • Responsible for the implementation and communication of the procurement strategy/category plan/strategic direction within the markets and/or categories
  • Ensure added value and relevant solutions to meet customers’ needs.

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