The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – our customers, co-workers and suppliers. The Supply organisation within Range & Supply has approx. 2700 co-workers, in 22 countries and an exciting growth agenda to support meeting many more of the many!
Is this you?
Solution Architect within Supplier Information, Supply Chain Development Area Sourcing
Do you want to play an important role in securing our solutions meet our architectural guidelines, fulfil business needs and are available when our user needs them? Do you have the ability to influence and interact with strong stakeholders?
Is this challenge something for you?
Supply Chain Development area Sourcing is looking for a new Solution Architect to join and strengthen our Supplier Information team.
The assignment as Solution Architect:
Responsible for detailing IT functional and non-functional requirements for given business requirements in the business solution delivery process and project management (support with clarifying business requirements if needed)
Secure that IT solutions fulfil the agreed functional and non-functional business requirements
Secure, develop and review high-level design. Approve low-level design of the implementation of a business transformation with an IT component in order to support running business, provide guidance towards service improvements and service transition
Govern that the design of the solutions conforms to the solution architecture and is efficient, meet business requirements and based on a holistic architecture
Is responsible for securing the architecture vision and goals of the Purchasing area in the solution architecture and the system development process
In a close dialog with stakeholders create and shape business and IT-related ideas into current state, future state and transition states to guide the detailed design and delivery of business solutions
In close collaboration with IT architects lead solution activities within the domain, establish solution/infrastructure design on different levels in accordance to the domain architecture and provide technology advice.
Are you the right candidate?
We believe you solid experience of IT development processes and of solution architecture concepts.
We believe you are experienced in using models, methods and tools within analysis and design and have good knowledge of general IT frames e.g. standards, infrastructure and platforms, frameworks, development concepts and processes. Positive if you have experience from TOGAF framework.
You have excellent analytical skills. You are able to see the big picture as well as the details and to structure information and derive conclusions and consequences out of them.
You are able to interact with strong stakeholders – understand them and their needs as well as making them understand you.
You are able to work in an environment where the pre-conditions may change from one day to another and where we need to deliver these changes with short notice in order not to risk breaking laws and agreements.
You have experience from global implementation projects or larger solutions/platforms used in a global environment.
IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is 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.
Supply Chain Development: By gathering the end-to-end supply chain development agenda into one organisation, embedding process and the development and management of digital solutions into the business, we create the best preconditions for meeting the future with the right competences and business capabilities. Our mission is to design & secure the preconditions for a world class supply chain, run and improve everyday solutions, keep together and optimise the development and innovation agenda.
About Area Sourcing
SCD Sourcing is part of Supply Chain Development. In SCD Sourcing we develop and embed processes and solutions to support throughout the whole life cycle partnership with a supplier, from potential cooperation to the end of joint business. This comprises all major activities such as acquisition, price management, durability and quality, including deviation & claim management. Our support, covering IT tools and adaptation to legal compliance as well as our own rules and regulations, is directed to all IKEA supply units.
About Supplier Information team
You would be working in Supplier Information, one of SCD Sourcing’s departments where we develop lean processes and innovative solutions to secure a single source of information about IKEA Supply partners in the area of business / action plan process, responsible sourcing and quality compliance. We support business decision making and collaboration between our business teams and the IKEA Supply partners in order to ensure cost efficiency and end user satisfaction.”
Your Next Challenge?
Does this sound like your next challenge? We look forward to receiving your application in English. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate.
This job was published on the first of June and will be open for 14 days.
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Jonas Levin: