Demand Planner – Category Area Food

  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

As one of three core business within Inter IKEA Group, Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions and food to the many people.

Our customers have been served food in IKEA stores since 1959. In 2017 we launched Category Area Food, as part of the pursuit of a world class food supply chain. We are currently putting in place the foundation, in terms of people and ways of working. Through consolidation of today’s supplier base of more than 1.100 suppliers of food to our stores, we secure an optimal sourcing, with a strong governance to secure good quality food and mitigate risks, including food fraud.

Our wished position, is to setup a passionate and professional team, delivering high performance and robust business through a supplier base focused on safety, availability, cost, quality and sustainability.

You will be part of the Category Area Food Logistics team, which amongst Need Planner role includes Demand planners as well.

Job Description

As a Demand Planner at Category Area Food you are turning the analysis of our DC outflow to the stores into an accurate forecast that is used to secure the availability of our products. High forecast accuracy will secure availability for our DC´s and finally to our customers around the globe.

In addition, you will predict the future outflow for new products as well as for activities. Due to low maturity in our processes, you will need to find new ways of working. One area with special focus will be the alignment of the tactical forecast and the operational forecast. Our aim is to improve our short and long term forecast accuracy and provide this information to our supply chain partners.

Being the Supply Organisation’s speaking partner with the Retail organisation, you work closely with the Sales colleagues at BA Food and have direct contact to our Retail markets as well. You will turn their input into a forecasts. You will contribute in building a smarter, slimmer and more cost-effective supply chain, enabling availability at lowest possible cost!


  • Have 2-3 years of relevant experience from supply chain, ideally from retail but not a must
  • Have a university degree in business/finance/logistics
  • Have strong analytical skills with a problem solving approach
  • Have the ability to work with a holistic perspective, through the whole chain from supplier to customer, as well as the capability to be in the fine details
  • Are a good excel user and are used to build reports
  • Are able to establish long-term relationships and work through other people to get necessary information

To be successful in this role we believe that you;

As a person you are motivated by problem solving and by coming up with figures and forecasts done by thorough own analysis. You have good prioritization skills and can see what is important input right here and now for your scope of responsibility and product range. You have a positive attitude and you always look for ways to improve the business together with others. Furthermore, you have the ability to simplify complex issues and you are able to communicate your findings in a clear way to colleagues within your network. You are confident in the analysis you come up with, even when being questioned, but are still flexible and open for additional input when that can have an impact on the sales in the long run.

Since we are a truly international environment, you need to be fluent in English, both spoken and written.

You will work in an environment where your ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”.

Additional Information

The position is permanent and located in Malmö, Sweden.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Anette Halfmann, Category Area Logistics Manager at +46767190103. With questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Jakob Bergström at +46 70-147 48 90.

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

We look forward to receiving your application in English, at the latest December 6th.

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduce 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products


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