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Packaging Solution Engineer - Consumer Packaged Goods - RA Food

Älmhult, Sweden - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full time

Job description

Are you a packaging enthusiast who also has a passion for food?

Great, then you might be the one we are looking for. We are all passionate food lovers that develop and provide delicious, desirable, safe, healthy and sustainable food for the many people around the world. No doubt food matters to people and the planet and to the IKEA business. Our Food business is a strong contributor to the IKEA brand and business growth and we have the ambition to drive positive change in the food industry.

We are on an existing journey where we, over the next years, will continue to strengthen the core of what we do developing food that is good for people and the planet. Everyday we dare to challenge ourselves and living our values and we embrace the future and face the opportunities to enable success. 
One part of this journey is to move to Älmhult, to IKEA of Sweden, where the total customer offer is being developed. With the move, we want to work closer to our IKEA colleagues across the value chain and how we meet our customers every day. For example, did you know that more than 520 million guests enjoyed our food last year?

Älmhult – the heart of IKEA
This is where our culture and values were shaped and still develop. It is a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Beside the IKEA Museum, IKEA Hotell, the IKEA store and many other places to learn and meet, there is Aktivitetshuset, which is a meeting place and spare time facility with lots of possibilities for IKEA co-workers and their families. If you choose to commute to Älmhult, this is not a problem because the office is a stone's throw from the train station, and the shuttle buses to Helsingborg leave right outside IKEA of Sweden

As a Packaging Solution Engineer you belong to the Engineering function within Range Area Consumer Packaged Goods. Together with us you will strengthen the IKEA food packaging solutions going forward, sustainable as well as logistically efficient.

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 are curious to get to know you so warm welcome with your application – CV and letter of motivation-in English-no later than 2023-06-07. Please note that we will review applications as they come through and might close the recruitment earlier, so do not delay, send in your application today!

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the hiring manager Puneet TrehanEngineering Manager at