Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing and food products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.
The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.
IKEA Supply is part of IKEA Range & Supply and is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.
IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Services US Inc. is part of our Purchasing and Logistics Area Americas which also has an office in Curitiba, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico, and is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.
Supply Chain Development (SCD) is one of the business units in Core Business Supply and we are on an exciting journey! By gathering the end-to-end supply chain development and innovation agenda into one organization, embedding management and development of processes and digital solutions into the business, we will meet the future with the right competences and business capabilities.
The SCD Intralogistics organization is responsible for establishing, leading, supporting and developing logistics solutions for the various IKEA units that have a logistical and fulfilment component, including the development and innovation agenda of intralogistics at IKEA global. In practical terms, Intralogistics shall lead and educate in creating concepts, processes and solutions for IKEA Handling and Storage as well as to act as a center of expertise for all establishments of logistics units around the globe. The organization is in strong lead towards a more mechanical and automated goods handling.
Are you passionate about leading co-workers and managers in a big organization, setting direction and priorities - contributing to the development of supply chain and helping lead through change? Do you get energy from influencing, interacting, and working together to deliver great business results? Then this is probably a very interesting assignment for you!
About the job…
As a Process Developer, you will develop and maintain the Handling & Storage processes and contribute to the integration of the Handling & Storage process in the global IKEA processes.
You are an expert in the field of intralogistics and know the core of the operations of distribution centers and customer distribution centers.
You are responsible for all processes, concepts, tools and working methods related to the Handling & Storage process.
As a Process developer you are responsible for the prioritization and development of identified business needs through business analysis.
About the assignment…
As the Process Developer you will among other tasks:
Be responsible for the logistical set-up process within any Intralogistics project and secure a verification of the developed ways of working and ensure that all Intralogistics business requirements are met
Lead concept and process improvements, as well as development initiatives, and prepare bases for decision material
Be responsible for developing and keeping process documentation up to date as well as related working methods and learning material
Be responsible for all processes, concepts, tools and working methods related to the Handling & Storage process
Secure coordination and consistency in the process development towards other connected processes
Be responsible for the prioritization and development of identified business needs and process improvement potentials through business analysis
Travel is included periodically in this position
You have a strong passion to guide automation & design into the future, having a strong drive in the field of logistics, digitalization, and automation. You have a strong interest in Supply Chain and Intralogistics as well as in technology, digitalization, automatics, and robotics. Last but not least, you have the passion to drive and develop the business and yourself to deliver excellent results and a strong desire to collaborate and interact with all stakeholders.
We also see that you have:
Very good understanding of the processes within a logistics unit
Good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value by delivering results
Capability to build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term business partnership internally and externally
Ability to handle complexity and to deal with multiple activities simultaneously
An agile mind-set and move with speed and direction
A university degree in the relevant area of study is a plus or 3-5 years of relevant work experience
A good knowledge and understanding of IKEA processes and organizations as well as a strong knowledge of IKEA's supply chain is a plus
A good overview of the IKEA System landscape is a plus
Fluent in English both written and verbal
This position is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and will require some travelling.
At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us!
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
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We are looking forward to receiving your application!