• You have relevant knowledge in the following areas: o Sourcing and procurement practices and related processes o Strong supplier management and supplier development knowledge o Cost drivers and the value chain of relevant Category and industry • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trustful relationships with stakeholders of different seniority levels across the organisation and across countries. • Capability to identify and capture process and business opportunities and deliver results through involving and engaging people. • The ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment with a flexible mindset. • The ability to deliver in times of change and uncertainty, with business goals, customers and co-workers in focus. • The ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English and Italian.
• Responsible for indirect procurement activities and processes of all IKEA Italian units, with which you will work in a proactive, coordinated and supportive way. • Build and maintain trustful relationships with business owners to align plans and drive performance and results. • Implement Category Plans by executing relevant action plans. • Execute sourcing projects according to the Source-to-Pay process and SAP Ariba, ensuring a strategic and professional approach to sourcing, using excellent negotiation skills to optimise and drive out costs and consider the end user for effective call off options as well as optimal invoicing channel. • Responsible to drive supplier management and supplier performance securing compliance of IWAY and the Code of Conduct • Continuously monitor the supplier market and give input to business owners on sourcing options, supplier market, market trends and contribute to the development of the Category Plans. • Deliver business priorities by collaboration with colleagues across departments as one cross-functional team • Responsible for the implementation and communication of the procurement strategy/category plan/strategic direction within the market. • Ensure added value and relevant solutions to meet customers' needs.
We don’t want to brag, but in our team we’re born negotiators. 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!