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Business Developer

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Ontdek meer over deze locatie Inkoop Fulltime

Vacature omschrijving

Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. We put togetherness at the heart of everything we do. Come see things a little differently with us.

Inter IKEA Group brings together Core Business Franchise, Core Business Range and Core Business Supply. Together, we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people.

Category Area Indirect Procurement (CAIP) is a global function within Purchasing Development​ in Core Business Supply​​​​. CAIP leads the procurement of all products and services that the three core businesses of Inter IKEA Group need in order to maintain and develop its operations. CAIP buys products and services from approximately 13.000 suppliers in close collaboration with the business units within four categories: Digital, Facility Management, Machinery & Equipment, and Professional Services.

Right now, we are looking for Business Developer to drive the Facility Management agenda in Lithuania and Russia.

Job description

In accordance with business plan, you will develop and implement – together with team members and internal stakeholders - common action plans, delivering excellent performance in running operations and building professional long-term business development. You will also identify and act on new purchasing possibilities in order to secure optimal sourcing set-up. Majority of your work and focus will be on increasing Facility Management presence in Russia and specifically driving the agenda for renewable electricity purchasing.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • To establish, manage and steer business within supplier base.
  • Lead, support and co-operate with project teams running sourcing activities such as tenders and contract renegotiations.
  • Lead improvement activities such as supplier development process and purchase development process to create and implement action plans together with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Building professional long-term relationships with suppliers based on fact-based business leadership, acting fair, honest, professional, and demanding.
  • Pro-actively working together with stakeholders and suppliers to identify and act on opportunities and act on deviations.
  • Contribute to development of ways of working and source to pay process for indirect procurement across Inter IKEA.


To shine and be successful in this role, we wish that you: 

  • Have experience within procurement activities such as procurement strategy development, supplier development, tenders and process development
  • Have analytical skills, able to process and analyse data
  • Have experience of supplier management including performance follow-up, negotiations and business development
  • Are strong in stakeholder management and collaboration, can build relationships easily and quickly
  • Able to establish and lead cross functional project teams and business teams, enjoy teamwork
  • Can work in remote management set-up
  • Have high self-drive and able to work and lead in the unknown
  • Are a strong IKEA values ambassador
  • Have a passion for procurement and business development
  • Are fluent in English and Russian
  • Preferably, you also have knowledge of the renewable electricity market

More Information

This position will be based in Älmhult, Sweden. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Vedran Matijevic, Business Development Manager, +46 72 393 69 81. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Zuzana Vackova, People & Culture Recruiter, +46 72 151 12 46.

We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV and cover letter) no later than the 27th of October 2021.

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