As the UK&IE Purchaser, you will be responsible to contribute to the development and execution of the category/market action plan by Securing compliance with the Group Procurement purchase process. Building long-term supplier partnerships and drive supplier performance. Involving relevant business partners to identify business needs and opportunities.
Essential Requirements: • 5+ years’ experience Procurement Purchasing • Seeking procurement purchasing experience across Real Estate / FM and Professional Services • Strong negotiation skills • Strong knowledge in purchasing practices and related processes • Good knowledge of the industry and market-specific conditions • Experience supplier management and supplier development • Strong financial competence and understanding • Good knowledge of cost drivers and the value chain of relevant segment and industry • Experience in SAP procurement tools such as ARIBA/S4Hana
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY
• Take responsibility to understand and communicate around the direction of the organization together with expectations and goals for • the role. • Adapt to a changing environment and challenge existing ways of doing things and use mistakes as opportunities for development and • improvement. • Focus on what adds value for the customers and find relevant solutions to meet customers' needs. • Show IKEA values through behaviors and actions. Establish trustful relationships and be self-aware and understand own impact on • others. • Collaborate with colleagues across departments and functions in a way that will contribute to a positive and inclusive climate. • Take full responsibility for following and securing the Group Procurement purchase process end-to-end. • Responsible for building long-term partnerships with Key Suppliers based on the shared business model. • Responsible for building trusted relationships through IKEA way of doing business, secure compliance of IWAY and Code of Conduct. • Responsible for supplier management and supplier performance by professionally challenging suppliers to constantly improve all aspects • of supplier performance. • Through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contributing to the • development of the category/sourcing plans • Act according to IKEA values do business with Fact-based Business Leadership
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
Together with colleagues all over the globe, we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Then, through our sourcing and tendering process, we partner with suppliers to meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively, and with sustainability built in from the start. We provide support all the way through our sales channels, simplify things, and creating happy customers. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement.
This position is full-time and permanent. You will work 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday, our principal location is a hybrid approach of working 3 days at home and 1/2 days in our Wembley Office.
Internal Applications: To enable us to get to know you in the best way, we ask that you please include an up-to-date Talent Profile with your application. Talent Profile templated can be found via Inside.
External Applications: To enable us to get to know you in the best way, we ask that you please include an up-to-date CV with your application and attach a cover letter outlining your motivation to join the Procurement Purchasing UKIE Team.
Advertising Closing Date: 15th June 2021
Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the hiring team.
If you have any questions regarding the role or around the recruitment experience, please contact Cheryl Craig.