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Carugate, Región de Lombardía - Informaciones sobre la localización de la oferta Compras y Abastecimiento Jornada completa

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Simply because of your passion in business, environment and people. If you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better procurement, then we are looking for you!

We also see that you have:
• University degree in Business Administration, Law or corresponding
• Minimum 10 years’ experience of delivering success within international purchasing organisations, preferably within the area of Professional Services
• Experience of category management, strategic sourcing and supplier management
• Good analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills
• Project management skills preferred
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal

In addition to this, your knowledge and experience has given you a very good understanding of the dynamics in big purchasing projects and driving business on a global level with multiple stakeholders. We believe that you are a natural at building and maintaining good relationships with both colleagues and business contacts and that you have a strong business mind-set with an openness to change - looking for new possibilities and improve ways of working comes natural to you.


We are looking for one Purchaser in the procurement category of HR Services to complement our category team. The HR Services category is responsible for the sourcing of Meeting & Travel Services, Fleet and Mobility Services, and HR services.
In this position, you will be the primary commercial interface towards the global suppliers and help to develop category strategies to support the Ingka Group on a global basis. You will also be responsible to drive large-scale global procurement initiatives, which include supplier selections, commercial negotiations and building supplier relationships where you, together with the Ingka team, will secure the best buy for Ingka Group.

An important part of your role is to build trustful relations with the business partners and together you will develop the business. You will be responsible for driving the implementation of strategies by following the procurement process. Further you will secure governance of strategic supplier relationships and secure that the suppliers are complying with our sustainability directives and IKEA code of conduct.

This position is located in Milan, Italy and you will report to the Category manager HR services, Barbara Szanto


Together with colleagues all over the globe we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Then, through our sourcing and tendering process, we partner with suppliers to meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start.

We provide support all the way through our sales channels, simplifying things and creating happy customers. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement.

We are Ingka Procurement, part of Ingka Group. We bring IKEA into the lives of the many people in more than 30 countries around the world. As IKEA grows it will be increasingly important that we have a way of sourcing and supplying that is fit to grow with IKEA. Together with colleagues all over the world we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Together with our suppliers we meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We secure a high-performing supplier base that can contribute to and grow together with IKEA in the future. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement!


We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but please not later than 7 of March, 2021. Send in your application in English. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis.

If you have job specific questions please contact Category manager HR Services, Barbara Szanto at (+49 15144064513) If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Johanna Kelenc Fridlund,