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Packaging Solution Engineer

Älmhult, Kronoberg Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products.


Job description

Can you really reach out to and influence the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the south of Sweden? In Älmhult, you can! Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. It is also in Älmhult where we explore the future to create ideas and innovations for a better everyday life at home for the many people.

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduce 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products.

We are currently looking for a Packaging Solution Engineer to join our business area “DOW”. Are you our new colleague?

About the job
The task of the Packaging Solution Engineer is to develop, document and improve the optimal packaging solution for the whole IKEA value chain. This is done in close cooperation with product developers, engineers, suppliers and store co-workers to ensure that the solutions will work all the way from the supplier to the customer. The purpose of the packaging is to protect the product and sell it!

As a Packaging Solution Engineer you will be responsible for:

• Developing, optimizing and improving the packaging solution based on all aspects of Democratic Design and total value chain throughout the product lifecycle.
• Securing that the packaging solution is meeting all packaging requirements.
• Verifying the packaging solution to the technical packaging requirements during the development phase.
• Technical packaging documentation, securing that the documentation is updated and at correct according to IKEA Documentation Guideline and standards.
• Identifying packaging improvement potentials and give input to Action Plan.
• Capturing learnings, sharing knowledge, and communicating in BA and Matrix dimension.


Qualification

We are looking for you who are passionate about creating the best packaging solution for the customer at the right price, with the right quality, with beautiful design and with a clear focus on sustainability. We believe that you who apply have an education within engineering as well as theoretical and practical background within packaging and its impact of the value chain - from raw material to the co-worker and customer perspective. You have knowledge in packaging construction in terms of drawing technique, technical solutions and design for manufacturing. Furthermore, you have knowledge in packaging requirements and global packaging test methods and standards.

For this positions we highly value great communication skills and the ability to lead yourself to make things happen. To be successful in this role you also need to have both analytical and creative skills and the ability to transfer knowledge, concepts and ideas into packaging solutions.


More Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest 22nd September 2019. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA of Sweden and why you would be a good fit for this role. We will review applications continuously and therefore may close the advert sooner than stated.

If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Hiring Manager Michal Zabka +46 (0)76 619 0765. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process contact Recruitment specialist Johanna Hansson +46 (0)73 376 1744.

This is a permanent role based in Älmhult. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.