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Functional Expert - 3D Cad Specialist

Älmhult, Kronoberg Engineering & Technology Full Time

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Company description

IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is leading business development at IKEA and the core IKEA matrices Range, Supplying, Technical and Commercial. At IKEA of Sweden you will work in a company with endless opportunities to develop in different operational areas and countries.

Range & Product Development is a part of IKEA of Sweden the Product Engineering & Requirement team secure relevant solutions for IKEA Range & Supply – today and tomorrow. Our goal is to connect business and people with information technology.
The future is near, join us and make it perfect

We are looking for Functional Expert in 3D CAD area to the Product Engineering & Requirement team, belonging to the Process & IT tools department at Range & Product Development

Are you passionate about people and information technology?
Do you have good communication skills, verbally and in writing? 
Would you like to be part of the team working with solutions in the core of IKEA?
If this is you, continue reading and reflect in your application how you, with your experience, knowledge, motivation and capabilities will contribute as a driven CAD specialist. 

Job description

In the Product Engineering & Requirements team we work with a number of different solutions used to develop and maintain our products, including engineering, documentation, legal requirements etc. The team consists of several Solution Owners, Business Analysts and Solution Architects working together developing user friendly business solutions.

As a Functional Expert in 3D CAD you will work as a specialist in a supporting role where you are part of a team that supports the product development process in IKEA of Sweden. 

  • You will mainly work with following:
  • Support our user community as well as other stakeholders with the tools you and your team are responsible for. 
  • Conduct trainings for our end users to ensure they have proper skills in our tools and use them as intended. 
  • Contribute to the creation of solution documentation in co-operation with process/business teams and IT Suppliers. 
  • Contribute to the creation of the ‘learning offer’ for the solution including training materials and delivery of training. 
  • Work with both SolidWorks, for mechanical CAD, as well as other tools for soft products like cushions, soft toys, covers, curtains etc.
  • Help defining best practices, ways of working as well as troubleshooting in collaboration with other teams and stakeholders.
  • You will work with knowledge base articles to help our user community to have access to relevant and correct information and self-service. This includes creating video tutorials and guides.
  • You will be part of analyzing business needs to help improving our tools, to become more efficient in Product development and support our business in a better way
  • You will assist with our Super User groups to make sure they have relevant information and are able to support their colleagues in a good way.


To be successful in this role you need to have:

  • Expert knowledge in 3D CAD modellingYou are and advanced user in SolidWorks, able to manage most part of the SolidWorks platform with skills in advanced modeling and large assemblies
  • You have a high interest for rendering and visualizing digital products and have experience of other CAD tools or Polygon modeling applications i.e 3DStudio Max, Blender, CLO (marvelous designer) etc.
  • You have troubleshooting skills that can be applied to support users with issues
  • You are able to define ways of working and best practices based on different modeling challenges, product types and/or business needs.
  • You have experience of PDM/PLM systems.Good pedagogical skills and experience of teaching in front of a group
  • You haveSkills in explaining complex scenarios and functionalities in an easy manner so people understand 
  • You are good at identify, analyze and challenge business needs.You are end user focused and service minded. 
  • You are able to work self-sufficiently and take own initiatives and have good understanding of working in agile environments.

More Information

Process & IT tools department at Range & Product Development manage and develop around 40 IT solutions, supporting users globally in the following areas:

Product Development
Range Management
Product Information to our customers
Product Documentation to our suppliers
Compliance reporting
Sustainability performance
Sales Collaboration

We manages the portfolio of all initiatives with an IT component and lead and develop current and new solutions connected to the product development process. This is done in projects, major enhancements initiatives or in a continuous improvements work. We work in an agile way in close co-operation with our external IT Supplier.
We also support users with communication, learning and subject matter expertise.
We work in an international environment which could lead to some travelling but primary location for this assignment is Älmhult.

Sounds interesting? Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than 21st of February 2020. 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.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Magnus Wetterholt, Solution Team Leader, at  +46 70 897 01 80. 

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist, Jonas Levin at +46 72 886 53 84

We look forward to receive your application, in English