Purchase & Business Development Manager IKEA Industry

  • Trnava, Slovakia
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA Industry, integrated part of Inter IKEA Group, is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries.

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

Company Description

IKEA Industry is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of Inter IKEA Group. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries with about 19 000 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

We are now looking to recruit a Purchase & Business Development Manager for IKEA Industry Trnava, Slovakia to become a part of the management team in the production unit.

Job Description

About the assignment

  • Overall responsible for the business, suppliers performance and relationship

  • Responsibility for building professional and long term relationship through IKEA way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency
  • Set the business direction with clear Action Plan(s) to improve and develop business and supplier performance
  • To professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of their performance according to supplier action plan
  • Secure planning and execution to fulfil the sourcing assignment and pro-actively work together with other departments to integrate opportunities and act on deviations

  • Responsible for recruitment, development, performance management, retention and succession plans for co-workers directly in her/his team

  • Responsible for driving Leadership and Competence agenda: Identify needs and gaps, and build leadership and competence plans to meet the short and long term business needs

  • At any time, act as an ambassador of IKEA Values and Culture , Role Model for Fact-based Business leadership

  • Driving the risk management process
  • The position may require both national and international travel


About you

With knowledge and experience in the field of purchasing, you have a strong capability to identify and capture business opportunities and deliver excellent results. You are able to lead on an operational/tactical level with the business strategy in mind. Your strong analytical skills and fact- based business leadership capabilities support making the right decisions and their implementations. Your eagerness to build trust and partnership to reach common goals is remarkable. You are highly interested in understanding the markets we are working in as well as the reality of production. You are fluent in English, both written and spoken.

You come with good track record in current & previous positions, in leading and developing both business and people, you lead by example and have the ability to bring out the best in your team and the people and organizations you encounter. You identify very much with our values and enjoy creating an environment where the IKEA Values and Culture are a strong and living reality.

…we are looking for someone just like you!

Additional Information

We are a diverse group of people working together, sharing the humanistic IKEA values. The values are the foundation of our work. By living them, we form the unique IKEA culture where team spirit and togetherness are key. In a constantly growing IKEA, every individual is taken care of, respected, acknowledged and included.
People are themselves, and respecting the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better.

For further information please, contact Unit Manager Juraj Kubiš, +421 903 749023. We look forward to receive your application in English before April 30, 2018.

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