Supplier Finance Analyst

  • Shanghai, China
  • Full-time

Company Description

IKEA Purchasing & Logistics Area East Asia (Hereinafter referred to as PLAEA) is the biggest region in IKEA global Purchasing and Logistics. It covers 4 regions: Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. There are 4 offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao and Taichung, with around 1 000 coworkers.


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Job Description

About you

We are looking for the people:

  • Good understanding of Inter IKEA Strategic Landscape, especially Inter IKEA
    Purchasing Strategy.

  • Good understand of Inter IKEA Business Model and Business Model for Growth.

  • Good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value.

  • Deep knowledge of market specific conditions and macroeconomics trends.

  • Good knowledge of supplier capabilities and material, service and production.

  • Good understanding of Inter IKEA Purchasing Year Cycle and Governance Structure.

  • Good knowledge of Inter IKEA Purchasing Manual, Purchase Agreement Package.

  • Deep knowledge of Supplier Financing guidelines

  • Understanding of Category Plans.

  • Deep financial knowledge (University degree in Economics or corresponding
    knowledge).

  • Legal knowledge (understanding of purchase agreement package and product development
    agreement).

  • Good knowledge of project management tools and methodology.

  • Ability to lead business with a holistic view, always having Customer, Supplier, IKEA
    and Total Cost development in mind.

  • Capability to perform business opportunity analysis, risk assessment, scenario planning
    and draw conclusions to support the right business decisions and
    implementations.

  • Capability to understand relations and create preconditions for building long-term
    business partnership between Inter IKEA and suppliers.

  • Capability to keep a good balance between details and overall picture.

  • Ability to train people and share good practices.

  • Ability to quickly develop knowledge of an industry and business conditions and take
    decisions based on this information.

About the job

  • Navigate and steer the business towards sustained long term profitability by:

  • Being driven by the Inter IKEA business idea, culture and values, with a focus on
    sustainable profitability.

  • Being a proactive trustworthy partner taking a multidimensional view in becoming the
    leader in life at home.

  • Identifying and evaluating business opportunities to enable Inter IKEA organisations to
    make optimum decisions.

  • Initiating and supporting the development of new ways of working, with focus on
    simplicity, providing relevant and user friendly business information
    standardised for all Inter IKEA organisations.

About the assignment

  • Support in preparing implementation and steering business cases for investment
    projects.

  • Provide analysis, risk assessment and regular follow-up through the different steps of
    investment projects.

  • Support through the different steps required for credit and tools applications.

  • Monitor and supervise disbursements.

  • Follow-up and monitor implementation of securities provided by our business partners, in
    compliance with local legislation.

  • Secure follow-up and administration of Inter IKEA tools and assets at supplier.

  • Support ad hoc requests in financial screening & analysis of suppliers.

  • Regular financial screening of important and risk suppliers (as agreed with relevant
    stakeholders).

  • Responsible for legal & financial screening of all new suppliers.

  • Support and train Financial Basics Knowledge and Supplier Finance working methods.

  • Support in handling Extra-ordinary Cost cases according to working methods.

  • Proceed to initial verification of Short Term Payment requests in compliance with
    working methods.

  • Be the speaking partner to risk manager for identified risk cases.

  • At any time, act as an ambassador of Inter IKEA values.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, at the latest 30, Sept 2017