The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. 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.
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We are looking for the people with knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning. You have the ability to take the leadership to ensure supplier has goods ready in time and in full in order to fulfil customers’ need at lowest possible landed cost. You are able to translate the Category Plan into logistics solutions and always keep Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind.
About the job
In IKEA Purchasing, we are organised in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader). The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.
About the assignment
Supply Planner will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities as below:
- Secure operational capacities by ensuring high quality of capacity data from suppliers and by working continuously towards exceptions together with Need Planner and Supplier in a proactive manner. - Contribute to tactical capacity planning based on supplier performance on agreed capacity - Update and secure correct business set-up information in all relevant systems. Furthermore work with systems and reports, to proactively detect and act on possible deviations from goal. - Prepare suppliers for best replenishment and delivery solutions by continuously maintaining & developing supplier delivery performance and sender lead-times. - Contribute to identifying best logistical offer, furthermore implement, maintain and review by having customer and total cost in mind. - Actively contribute in the planning and execution of the best set-up for range changes at supplier, constraints periods and activities. - Continuously follow-up, analyse and take action to improve supplier delivery performance and ensure goods are shipped in time from suppliers. - Secure correct availability information from supplier to IKEA Retail in such quality that it can be for the benefit of customers. - Develop and maintain suppliers’ logistic competence towards becoming responsible on their own performance through: working closely with suppliers, running Supplier Development Projects and providing them relevant trainings & working methods. - Contribute to supplier development by taking a lead from logistic perspective and engage relevant competence in IKEA and at Supplier to assess supplier logistics capability and running supplier development projects.
Good understanding of IKEA Business and IKEA Business model for growth.
Good understanding of how you every day work adds customer value by delivering to Democratic Design.
Deep Understanding of IKEA Purchasing Manual and good understanding of IKEA Purchasing Development Process (PDP), IKEA Purchasing Year Cycle and the Governance Structure.
Understanding of IKEA Supplier Development Process (SDP), new product development and knowledge around how supply planner contributes to them.
Knowledge of supplier capabilities, material, production flow, capacity planning and available capacities.
Understanding IKEA Supply Chain organization and processes within Planning and Delivery.
Knowledge of supply chain cost drivers from raw material to customer and logistic tools such as: different replenishment methods, delivery solutions and working with lead times.
Capability to delivery results through involving and engaging stakeholders within IKEA and Supplier.
Able to translate the Category Plan into logistics solutions; always act with the Customer, Supplier, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind.
Capability to transfer knowledge and working methods to suppliers.
Capability to perform complex analysis, and draw conclusions to support the right business decisions and implementations.
The location of this position in Shenzhen. We are look forward to receiving your application in English. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, welcome with your application!