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Packaging Solution Engineer

Älmhult, Sweden - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full time

Job description

Would you like to be part of creating a better everyday life for the many people by developing affordable products and packaging solutions for people all around the world? Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden and here the IKEA range is developed based on the Democratic Design process and made available to stores and customers across the world. 

Right now, in Range area Dining & Outdoor, we are looking for a Packaging Solution Engineer who together with us will develop the IKEA product offer. 

Everything we do is based on a spirit of togetherness, curiosity and enthusiasm, and now we are looking for someone who share our positive attitude and values.  

Job description 

As a Packaging Solution Engineer in our diverse, capable and curious team, you will be a part of the development of packaging solutions for the many people in the areas of Dining & Outdoor. 

You are an important contributor in the creation of our products and solutions to deliver the best customer experience, sustainable solution to the lowest possible cost. You take a stand in important matters, and you are willing to challenge known patterns. 

You will work together with a development team to develop new products where you will be planning and deliver the ready solution documented in a part centric way in Solid Works and Plus. You will also work with improvement of our running range in all dimensions of packaging. You will do this together with the team and suppliers around the world.  


We are looking for you who are passionate about creating the best packaging solution which are optimized for our customers, our supply chain, at the lowest possible cost, and with a clear focus on sustainability.  

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

  • Developing packaging solutions for multichannel to meet demands on 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 by using Solid works and Artios CAD. 
  • 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. 

To succeed in this role, You have a University Degree in engineering or equivalent experience and knowledge, preferably within the area of packaging materials and solutions.  Preferably you also have experience in product development and/or creating and documenting packaging drawings, requirements, and verification methods.  

For this position we highly value great communication skills and the ability to lead yourself and others around you to make things happen. You are thriving in working in the unknown, finding new solutions and have a passion to learn. To be successful, you also need to have both analytical and creative skills and the ability to transfer knowledge, concepts, and ideas into packaging solutions.  

More Information 

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering working environment in a global marketplace. As the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. At IKEA we believe that when you as an individual grow - IKEA grows! 

We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest the 8th of June, 2023. 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. 

For further information regarding the assignment, please contact Hiring Manager Magnus Ståhl on +46 723 52 75 84. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter

Note that we are only able to accept applications through our recruitment system, not via email.