We are New Business and Innovation Deployment in PLAEA
We are a passionate and professional team and every day we are striving for:
Identify and start up new suppliers, new purchasing markets and Product Development Partners
Deploy and verify new materials, new production technique, product innovations and shared solutions
Develop and deploy New Business models (such as B2B)
Co-create products together with our partners on the factory floor to maximize supplier’s opportunities and capabilities
Purpose of Job: Identify new business opportunities and lead the business development from a democratic design and purchasing perspective.
Identify new business opportunities, create conclusive and actionable business cases, anchor and agree with Business Sponsor on new business assignment
Form and lead project teams from different business units in IKEA and empower the project team to deliver prior the approval of the New Business assignment.
Lead the execution of deliverables in New Business assignment securing the five elements of democratic design and strive, by shortening the distance from customer needs and supplier capability, to exceed customer expectations particularly by creating affordability
Development of business on factory floor in co-creation with supplier and innovation partner enabling production and product adaptations to create optimal conditions. Secure the total value chain including Risk Assessments, compliance and time to market in the business development by including supplier, store and customer homes perspectives
Proactively identify potential new product types and promote the product offer by anchoring of business case with sponsor
Deployment of new product types, product adaptations, product innovations, shared solutions and circularity range and new business models.
Good communication abilities and analytical skills
Strong ability to work in teams and make things happen through involving and engaging people
Good knowledge in materials and production
Capability to identify and capture business opportunities and deliver results through involving and engaging people in remote locations
Ability to build trustful relations, create new networks and building long-term business partnership between IKEA and suppliers. Ability to explore different perspectives, be innovative and be comfortable in the unknown (Entrepreneurship).
Capability to understand and act in a complex environment, translate a strategy into action and achieve results
Good Leadership and Project Management skills.
The position is based in Shanghai, China.
Local language capability is required as this role has many connections with local suppliers and governments.