Business Developer--Appliance Shenzhen

  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, cn
  • Full-time

Job Description

Responsible to secure Appliance business according to IKEA Purchasing practises, mainly responsible for Appliance supplier in China, East Asia and South East Asia

-Establish & develop high performing and diverse supplier base which can meet the needs of our business and customer

- Aims for the wished position of being the preferred business partner for existing and new IKEA suppliers

-Optimise our value chain that can make better products and service at lower total cost for the many people

- Deliver excellent results to meet goals

- Act as One IKEA Purchasing along our core processes, together with relevant functions and people contributing towards IKEA business objectives


-Overall responsible for supplier performance and relationship

-Responsible for building professional and long term relationship through IKEA way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency

-Professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance according to supplier action plan

-Lead SDP identification process to create and implement action plans together with suppliers which delivers to Category Plan

-Pro-actively work together with Product development functions in Sweden  to integrate opportunities

-Lower total cost at supplier level through optimizing value chain

-Partner with suppliers to continuously increase the competitiveness through new purchasing possibilities such as new technology, new material and/or production techniques

-Lead the business agenda by involving & engaging competence needed such as logistics, quality, manufacturing sustainability, etc..

-Secure compliance to IKEA Purchasing Manual and other agreed working methods

-Identify and start-up new suppliers according to business needs

-When responsible for 'Product Development / Innovation Supplier', contribute to the product development process

-Contribute to Product Improvement

-Be an IKEA ambassador of IKEA values and do business with Fact-based Business Leadership

-Education background: University Degree

-Job background: Prefer Kitchen Appliance industry, or similar industry background.


-Prefer Appliance market and industry knowledge and experience.

-Purchase or business experience in working with Total Cost Approach.

-Direct or indirect leadership skill and experience.

-Ability of lead business with holistic view.

-Fluent English, and good communication and interaction skill

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