At IKEA Range Area Lighting & Home electronics, we develop products to enable a smarter life at home for people all over the world. We are curious and passionate about creating solutions that solve real-life problems and help people realize their dreams. All on their terms. Because we believe everyone deserves a smart home.
Do you want to lead sourcing and supply activities and engage in product development teams? Do you want to belong to and influence the result of a global market leading company in a truly global environment? If yes, this might be the perfect challenge for you!
As a Sourcing Specialist, you will have the responsibility to optimize our value chain to develop and produce better products at lower total cost for the many people. You will do this cooperating with business teams across the Supply organization and together contributing towards the business goals. You will be part of the development team responsible for our current and next generation sound and indoor air products.
As a Sourcing Specialist, you will:
Be responsible for sourcing activities and supplier relations for new and running physical product segments, including identifying and developing new supply chains when necessary
Be responsible to create complete business cases for the assigned product segments, in alignment with the supply categories
Contribute to IKEA offer, business agreements and supplier development plans
Initiate and propose cost down and cost out activities together with supply categories
Contribute to the tactical portfolio planning for the assigned product segments
Experience within Product development, Sourcing or Procurement, Project leadership within Business or Product development or Purchasing
Material and production knowledge, knowledge and experience in sourcing and development of sound and air products is a plus
Understanding on cost drivers in production and materials
Analytical skills, structured and methodical approach
Change driver, initiator, with ability to take leadership on tasks, processes and people
Ability to have both a detailed and holistic perspective
Strong communicator, having the ability to engage and inspire people across different functions and organizations
Confidence and clear way expressing yourself in English since you will work with different stakeholders globally
Passion for people's everyday life at home, home furnishing and IKEAs range
We see that you have strong motivations in the following areas:
Passionate about creating a great user experience and innovations
Energetic, driven and committed to deliver result in a high paced environment
Solution-oriented team player
Experienced and motivated in working in a rapidly changing environment
High entrepreneurial drive: Stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists, always striving to develop better products and solutions.
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Please note that it is required to be located physically in Sweden and working a majority of the week at the office in Älmhult. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.