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Packaging Solution Engineer

Älmhult, Kronoberg Engineering & Technology Full Time

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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

We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

Are you driven by a constant urge to improve, develop and challenge? Do you have a strong will to influence and make a difference? Would you like to use your solid technical knowledge and experience to contribute for new, world class solutions for a better everyday life for the many people? Then this may just be for you! 

We are looking for talent to join us as Packaging Solution Engineer with assignment in one of BA TESEC segments-IKEA Collections.

About the assignment
Do you have a passion for the well-being of people and therefore an extensive interest in contributing for their better everyday life? Then this opportunity might be for you. As a Packaging Solution Engineer you are an important contributor in the product development process and creation of new products and solutions for best customer experience and satisfaction in mind. 

About the job
IKEA of Sweden is a truly global and technically innovative environment, where you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of product types as well as test and work with cutting edge materials and face many technical challenges every day. As a Packaging Solution Engineer, you are responsible for:

•    Develop, optimize, and improve the packaging solution based on all aspects of Democratic Design and total value chain throughout the product lifecycle; 
•    Responsible to verify the packaging solution to the technical packaging requirements during the development phase;
•    Responsible for maximizing usage of IKEA Packaging Standards and Shared Solutions; 
•    Responsible for the technical packaging documentation. Secure that the documentation is updated and at correct quality level through the entire lifecycle according to IKEA Documentation Guideline and standards;
•    Responsible to identify packaging improvement potentials and give input to Action Plan. 

You are able to spread your technical knowledge further than your technical team of peers and create understanding for the packaging agenda. You need to have good insight into specifications and test methods and keep updated on changes in legislations and other external requirements that may influence the product areas under your responsibility. You will work with both new product developments as well as with improvements of the running range.


You have a University Degree in Engineering, preferably within packaging solutions, as well as a solid technical experience from a relevant field. You have experience in product development and/or creating and documenting product packing drawings and requirements, it is a plus if you have knowledge of certification and testing. You have an understanding of how costs are connected in the supply chain, and what aspects that drives costs in packaging development.

You are solutions oriented and have a drive in making tough decisions. You like to be challenged and to keep learning new things. You are comfortable working in an environment which is dynamic and where you are expected to take initiative and lead your work forward.

You are able to prioritize, set a clear agenda and like to deliver results on time. You have excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to take the lead in your own work as well support development teams for optimal logistic solutions. You have the ability to understand customer and legal demands, translate and apply as technical requirements in development of packaging/logistic solutions and verification methods for lowest possible cost.

You will work with colleagues from all over the world. You therefore need to be fluent in English. 

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. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Hiring Manager Nikolay Pishiev +46 (0) 72 352 7052. 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.