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Product Design Engineer - BA Bedroom

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Design & Product Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

Do you want to be a part of creating a better everyday life for the many people? At IKEA we offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That is our promise, and we do this every day with great passion and energy.

BA Bedroom is a key business within IKEA and represents a big part of IKEA’s turnover. We maintain and develop products that are connected to both storage and sleep business (HFB.s), from system wardrobes to comfort materials. We are on to an intensive journey of transforming our range offer into new outstanding home furnishing products, and therefore we need to strengthen the Range and Product Engineering team. We are now looking for Product Design Engineers that would like to be part of our journey shaping the future. If you have a strong passion for Engineering and technical design, combined with high experience of leading people, we belief this is the perfect assignment for you.


Job description

We are now looking for a product design engineer to BA Bedroom.

  • You will be part of development teams, and lead and execute technical deliverables throughout the entire development process, with focus on optimisation, low cost/affordability, standardisation, and sustainability.
  • You will be part of exploring new concepts and innovations connected to life @ home and home furnishing business.
  • You will with indirect leadership lead and coach a technical team, as well secure that all parameters of democratic design are obtained, and that projects are delivered according to set goals from all technical aspects.
  • You will also be part of implementing new processes and tools, to support IKEAS long-term direction out from affordability, reach and sustainability.
  • You will be connected to either the storage or the sleep business, where you will lead and execute both news projects, and/or be part of improves and product life cycle projects

Qualification
  • To be able to do this, you need to have a university education within the Engineering field and/or well documented experience from similar positions.
  • This is a senior position that involve leading others, so well documented situational leadership experience is important.
  • You need to have a strong drive and interest in technical design and mechanical engineering, and a strong innovation approach that always triggers you to seek for new solutions and opportunities.
  • You need to be able to challenge, but as well empower and coach the teams.
  • This role requires great communication capabilities; therefore, you need to be fluent in English, both spoken and in written.
  • You need to have a broad material understanding and good knowledge in IKEAS value chain and categories.
  • As a person you need be curious and solution oriented, and you need to have proven and excellent project management capabilities, with special attention to stakeholder management, as well time and risk management

More Information

This is a role with great impact. Your work influences every stage of product development, from idea to ready product. You work together with a vast variety of people through the entire IKEA value chain, with development suppliers and product development centers to support. Social skills and the ability to build strong networks are important to be successful in this role.

Sounds interesting?

Please send us your application in English – CV and letter of motivation letter– 28th Jun.2022. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. 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 candidate.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring manager Mathias Persson at mathias.persson@inter.ikea.com about the recruitment process feel free to contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson on +46 702 99 42 48.