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Service Provider Operations Developer - Category Area Transport

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Standort erkunden Logistik Vollzeit


Are you curious to grow the business, and challenge yourself in a very dynamic environment?
 We are looking for a Service Provider Operations Developer in Category Area Transport in Älmhult who will be part of delivering excellent performance now and over time and developing the future of transportation in Category Land. With automation, standardization and digitalization in mind we aim for much stronger and advanced partners, able not only to move goods from point A to B but also with your support and challenge, become strong advanced professionals that contribute to IKEA development agenda with Sustainability, High performance, Safety, Costs and Quality in mind. 
With your creativity, persuasive communication, analytical mind we believe you can be part of delivering the best result for IKEA customers. 

We have two open positions for this role (1 permanent and 1 for 12 months), with the profile as you see below.

Your tasks in the role:
• Secure service provider's operational performance in all aspects.
• Together with service providers and internal supply chain stakeholders secure optimal usage of agreed/available transport capacity vs planned/needed capacity. 
• Active work with forecast analysis (mid- and short-term) to secure capacity for peaks, volume fluctuations, etc. Likewise, together with supply chain stakeholders, find optimal solutions at lowest total cost.
• Support Business Developer with Tender/other procurement activities’ preparation and implementation.
• Secure and share needed industry competence with all relevant functions.
• Monitor and secure execution of signed contracts vs. agreed terms & conditions. Perform compliance/spot checks at service providers to verify compliance with given parameters, such as quality of equipment, safety and security, etc.
• "Ad hoc" purchasing activities. Within the mandate given, contribute to securing capacity in unforeseen situations.
We need your ability to build relations and to work with different stakeholders in a trustful way, your creativity to find and implement optimal, sustainable solutions, while acting as an IKEA ambassador in all situations. 

For you to be successful in the role we believe that you need: 
• University degree in Logistics, Economics, Business Administration or relevant few years working experience
• Good knowledge of the transport industry incl. market-specific transport safety, security and quality standards
• Understanding how Supply Chain, transport planning and different set ups work
• Good knowledge of production costs and the main key drivers
• Analytical skills, ability to build and evaluate fact-based business cases 
• Negotiation and persuasive, constructive communication skills
• Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken

In this job no day is the same. You will be member of a team where sharing and learning together is a very important part of developing the business. You will have the possibility to establish and widen your personal networks, grow your experience as well as gain a broader knowledge of IKEA supply chain. Finally, we hope that you share our values and have a great interest to join our mission to create a better life for the many people and will always act as IKEA ambassador.

Additional information

Please note that this ad is for 1 permanent and 1 temporary (12 month) assignment. Kindly specify if you are interested only in one of the two.

You think outside of the box? So do we. Come and see things a little differently with us.
We look forward to receiving your application in English by 29th August latest. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Business Development Manager Jurgita Modgabyte Mortensen at +46 723528052. recruitment process, please contact Aivita Grockyte, People & Culture recruiter at Aivita.grockyte@inter.ikea.com

This recruitment is part of the ongoing process of unifying & strengthening IKEA Supply. Together we want to make IKEA Supply even stronger, so IKEA can be affordable, accessible, and trusted by 3 billion people. Together we will take “IKEA Supply into the future”.

Supply Chain Operations (SCO) is a global organization in IKEA Supply. With our 700 amazing and passionate colleagues sitting in 20 locations around the world we make sure that our customers can buy the IKEA products they desire and love. Together with our partners, we develop and deliver excellent transport and logistic solutions that are simple, affordable, and sustainable.
In Category Area Transport, as part of SCO, we are responsible to procure, develop and operate all transport capacities in the IKEA supply chain.