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<IKEA Japan/Chiba>Food Expansion Range and Supply Specialist-Full Time

Hamachō, Chiba - Explore location Expansion Full Time

Job description


•Good knowledge of food business, food range and supply as well as IKEA retail operations
•Broad knowledge of IKEA concept, brand objectives, values and vision
•Broad knowledge of IKEA food business and food retail operations
•Good knowledge of supply sourcing and production management
•Good knowledge of project and change management methods and tools as well as stakeholder management
•Good knowledge of operational plans and goals as well as follow up on KPIs

Job-specific capabilities
•Strong operational skills with ability to prioritize, delegate and make efficient decisions with speed and simplicity
•Ability to understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of Food as an integrated part of the business
•Ability to understand and create clarity around complex situations and interdependencies •Ability to follow up on work done and capture learnings to improve

Leadership is everyone’s responsibility at IKEA.
Leadership behaviours differ depending on your position and your level of leadership –leading myself, leading others, leading leaders and leading matrix partners.
・Build Strong Relationships
・Collaborate & Co-create
・Create customer value
・Lead with IKEA Values
・Inspire & Clarify
・Unleash Entrepreneurs

Key previous experiences and proven skills
Formal qualifications in Business, Sales, Marketing, Supply and Logistics or equivalent
Minimum 5 years of experience in Logistics, or similar and delivering results Experience of working with product development, preferably with food
Preferred knowledge of food health and sustainability work Experience from retail and food sector
Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English


• Ensure city shop range management, contribute range dimensioning and ensure the range to selling process
• Contribute to implement common city shop food range, supply & logistics framework, standards, WoW (way of working), tools and KPI’s adapting to local legislation and laws
• Contribute with input, feedback and recommendations on food market requirements and opportunities related to food range and supply
• Engage with Procurement to secure compliant suppliers and secure purchase price for defined range
• Contribute to knowledge transfer and information sharing to, and between, the units
• Act as a member of the food team and proactively contribute to food plan/output in order to deliver to the common objectives and goals
• Actively cooperate with all key stakeholders within commercial and beyond to secure integration, common focus and to maximize impact (for example Digital, CFF (Customer Fulfilment), Communications, Sustainability, BNOF (Business Navigation Operations & Finance), People & Culture)
• Be an active player in driving an open and sharing climate, be a role model of the IKEA values and contribute to the transformation of IKEA• Be an active player in working on sustainability within food (sourcing of local ingredients, circularity in production, usage of sustainable materials and services)


To ensure a food range that caters for a food experience that is locally relevant, people and planet positive, healthy, delicious, affordable, with a Swedish touch and to optimize food supply to enable for extraordinary growth.
To strengthen food range and supply competence and lead activities to address key

At IKEA, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities"

Diversity is a key to success; diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.

We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.
IKEA Japan would like to explore together. If you have a passion for this position, please don’t hesitate to apply!

Let’s get closer to our vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people” together!

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