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Production & Supply chain

Country Construction Purchaser

Zaventem, Belgium Purchasing & Sourcing Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: 222510

Date posted: 01/03/2024

Who you are

Join our dynamic team at IKEA Belgium, a leading Home Furnishing company dedicated to providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service across the world.
With a focus on innovation and sustainability, we are committed to building stores that reflect our values and enhance the shopping experience for our customers.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Country Construction Purchaser to oversee procurement activities for our retail construction projects in Belgium.
You will play a key role in sourcing providers, negotiating with suppliers, and ensuring that construction sites have the necessary resources to meet project timelines and quality standards while aligning with our company's values and sustainability goals.
Do you have strong negotiation skills and the ability to secure favorable pricing and terms for environmentally sustainable business?
Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders?
And do you love detail-oriented analytical working and problem-solving?
If you are a motivated with a passion for procurement and a commitment to sustainability in the retail industry, we want to hear from you!
Preferably you have proven experience in procurement within the retail or construction industry.
Next to this, you are fluent in English, French and Dutch both written and verbal.
To enjoy working with us you are open-minded, straightforward and share our IKEA values.

Your responsibilities

In this role, you contribute to the development and execution of category/market action plans by: Securing compliance of Group Procurement purchase process. Building long term partnerships and drive supplier performance. Working together with relevant business partner to identify business needs and opportunities.

• Take fully responsibility for following and securing the Group Procurement sourcing process end-to-end.
• Be responsible for building long term trustful partnerships with key suppliers and business partners.
• Secure compliance to Ingka Code of Conduct and IKEA way of doing business.
• Be responsible for supplier management and supplier performance by professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of their performance.
• Through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contributing to the development of the category/sourcing plans.
• Communicates in a straightforward and inclusive manner. Listens actively to gain information, guide and support.
• Co-operates with members of your team and with other units to find and explore synergies, to seeks opportunities for improvement and to accomplish common goals.
• Demonstrates willingness and contributes to change by taking necessary actions and adapt to new circumstances
• Analyse business needs, identifying and reduce un-necessary costs, develop standards in cooperation with business partners.
• Continuously monitor industry development, supplier market dynamics and cost drivers in order to find new business opportunities and explore the innovation potential.

For this position, you will be responsible for procurement of Construction in Belgium. You will report directly to the Category Sourcing Manager for Construction.

Our team within Ikea

We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. Together we source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. Our mission is to maximise what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: we build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. There’s nothing better than a great deal where everyone wins!

Apply now!

At IKEA, we like to give you the space to take control of your own development and growth. We believe in entrepreneurship and initiative and want to make it easy for you. In the first few weeks/months, you will be offered a 5-step development plan to get you started, with enough personal space to create the learning moments you need.
We offer this structure and a supportive network of colleagues who will make sure you feel comfortable in this situation and give you time to learn, make mistakes and develop.
In addition to a competitive remuneration, we offer:
- Eco-vouchers
- End-of-year bonus, holiday pay and sector premiums
- An additional allowance if you come by bike
- Private leasing of an electric bike, we are happy to give you a boost
- Comprehensive hospitalization insurance
- A private accidents insurance
- Pension savings
- We also offer extra-legal holidays, seniority holidays and for full-time colleagues 6 extra days off
- A canteen where you can eat delicious food at very democratic prices
- IKEA Tack! Loyalty reward, an additional deposit into your retirement savings based on our global results and your loyalty to IKEA
- ONE IKEA Bonus: an additional bonus based on country results
- IKEA Benefits at work: a portal offer you great discount for well-known stores and brands
- IKEA staff discount 15% on all your purchases
- A Mobile of your choice (Apple or Android) and a corresponding subscription
- Team outings & staff parties, because togetherness is very important to us
- A nice extra in case of legal cohabitation/marriage/birth/retirements to celebrate these beautiful moments