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Business Developer - Food

King of Prussia, Pensylwania - Sprawdź lokalizację Rozwój biznesu Pełny etat

Opis stanowiska pracy

Company description

Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing and food products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

IKEA Supply is part of IKEA Range & Supply and is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Services US Inc. is part of our Purchasing and Logistics Area Americas which also has an office in Curitiba, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico, and is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.


Job description

Most people see a stool. You see innovative partnerships with suppliers. We work hard to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone can make a difference.  We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little bit differently with us.

About you
You are a dynamic person with lots of energy and drive.  You have enthusiasm for business and are an entrepreneurial thinker. You want to drive the business further and have an end to end ownership for the purchasing part. We want you to feel passion for the food market as well as the reality of production. We expect you to have deep knowledge of the processes within the purchasing area of the Food business in terms of supplier and market capabilities.

We also see that you have/are:

  • Experience with product development of multiple categories for food service, preferably also for Consumer Packed Goods
  • Strategic purchasing experience in Food with 3+ years of experience preferred
  • Experience with starting up new products and launches
  • Ability to establish plans and lead projects end-to-end as project manager
  • Ability to build strong, professional, and productive relationships
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong communicator with stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate in multicultural environment
  • Economic and financial knowledge
  • Willingness to travel 30-50% of the time

For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that you share our values, such as cost-consciousness, renew and improve and caring for people and planet. We would like to see that you have good leadership abilities and an openness to change. We also appreciate your ability to build trustworthy relations both externally and internally. You have the desire to find great business opportunities and make it happen by engaging and motivating people. You are analytical, structured and continuously looking for improvements comes naturally to you.

About the job
If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organization with great possibilities to build and create something new, where your ideas are heard and the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people"! Together with your team you create a business unit with strong ownership for decision making and results.

IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and the IKEA co-worker restaurants. IKEA Food has 389 restaurants in 49 markets and every year 650 million guests are enjoying the IKEA Food. 

About the assignment
In your role you will be responsible and take lead in creating and managing the business agenda from a purchasing perspective. We believe that you will build a professional and long term relationship with suppliers by challenging and negotiating through the IKEA way of doing business. You will have an overall responsibility for supplier performance and within that, develop and implement action plans together with suppliers.

You will partner with suppliers to continuously increase our competitiveness while working to optimize costs of IKEA Food products. You will also professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier performance to support the growth of IKEA Food. You will secure compliance in the IKEA way of working (IWAY) and food safety standards.

IKEA Purchasing Services (US) Inc.’s main office is in King of Prussia, PAand is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.

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. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. Today there are over 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries around the world.

The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.


More Information

At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

Want to learn more about current opportunities? Come say Hej (hello in Swedish) here: www.inter.ikea.com/en/careers/work-with-us/index.html