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Packaging Solution Engineer BA Bedroom

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

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We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are taking next steps together to set ourselves up for success. Over the next few years, all of us need to be better than ever. We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply. 

The product range – our identity and Range & Product Engineering is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision.

Business Area Bedroom consist of a range of storage furniture, hallway furniture and beds. We are now looking for a packaging engineer who together with us will develop the IKEA product offer.

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About the job

We are looking for a driven Packaging Solution Engineer who wants to make a difference!

In IKEA we are having a high focus on removing the plastic in our packaging solutions and we need to be innovative to make it happen! We want you to be curious and explore how material development can make an impact for us and how it can be implemented in our products, in close collaboration with our suppliers.  

Guided by our design principles we always strive to take the best decisions based on function, quality, price, sustainability and design to create a product that our customers will love!

As a Packaging Solution Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing packaging solutions for multichannel to meet demands on form, function, cost, quality and sustainability and make sure they work through the total value chain and the whole product lifecycle. 
  • The technical packaging documentation, securing that the documentation is up to date and according to IKEA standards.
  • Securing that the packaging solution meets all technical & legal requirements.
  • Exploring new materials for packaging and discovering ways to improve costs, reliability and sustainability in packaging.
  • Improve our working methods for developing packaging solutions, for example virtual development.


In IKEA we attach great importance to your personality qualities. To be successful in this role it comes natural to you to look for the ultimate solution and the economic value.

  • You have a strong technical drive in your work and love to work in a constantly changing environment.
  • As a Packaging Solution Engineer, you also need a personality with great operational and tactical thinking because of the proactive work for the whole package chain.
  • In this role you need to have analytical and creative skills and ability to transfer knowledge, concepts and ideas into packaging solutions.
  • You pay attention to details while working with product documentation, even when the tasks become repetitive and the workload is high.
  • Since you will work with several different teams you need to have good communication ability, work in a proactive way and make things happen through involving and engaging people.
  • We are looking for someone with knowledge in packaging construction in terms of drawing technique, technical solutions and design for manufacturing.
  • You have experience from working in 3D tools, preferably SolidWorks & Artios CAD.
  • Furthermore, you have knowledge in packaging requirements and global packaging test methods and standards.
  • You have a theoretical and practical knowledge about packaging and its impact in the value chain, from raw material to the co-worker and customer perspective.

IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English.

More Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in Englishno later than 10th Aug. 2022. 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 candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Product Engineer Manager Ann-Louise Zander at If you have questions regarding recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson on +46 702 99 42 48.

We are looking forward to your application!