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Product Design Engineer – Living Room Seating

Älmhult, Kronoberg - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company description

We have a new IKEA direction with many opportunities within our reach and we are taking next steps together to set ourselves up for success. Over the next few years, all of us need to be better than ever. We will strengthen the core of what we do in Range & Supply. 

The product range – our identity and Range & Product Engineering is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision.

The Product Engineering organization enables, thru innovation and together with other organizations, us to live up to and strengthen our democratic design and thereby support the Business Areas to deliver to better homes and better products.


Job description

It is about leading the technical development in the product development process for sofas and armchairs, to secure creative, production adapted solutions to exceed customer expectation in quality. It consists of actively searching for information and knowledge contributing to technical development and share this amongst the product development team members and technical specialist.

The PDE is highly involved in defining, executing, delivering and maintaining the product development project as well as securing the right competence and resources from a technical perspective. Delivery, leadership, communication and working with people are a large focus in this role.

Are you someone who brings enthusiasm and by empowering people around you exceed expectations? Are you driven by developing new innovative products, which meet the future needs of our customers? Do you see solutions rather that problems? Then the PDE role might be for you. You are curious, with an easy going, straight forward approach, and is driven by creating pre-requisites for innovation, problem solving and have a sound business mind. But most importantly – always with the customer in focus.


Qualification

To be successful in this role you need to be an excellent communicator, capability to make decisions in an ever changing environment and have a strong passion for people - to lead, manage and motivate. To achieve efficient, flexible, highly motivated and successful teams the PDE shows the way by stepping in not only leading but also doing engineering tasks depending on the need in the project and the portfolio. This means a broad rather than deep engineering competence profile is preferable. You are able to create togetherness by working with and through others, as well as stepping in and working hands on when the situation calls for it. An analytical mind-set in combination with a holistic view on strategic business decisions and the capability to build strong relations, trust and having fun with stakeholders and team members is essential. You will interact and work together with stakeholders from all around IKEA and the world. Our corporate language is English, so fluency both verbally and in writing is required.

We see that you have:

• University Degree in Engineering or equivalent

• Project Management (planning, execution, risk management)

• Product engineering knowledge (CAE tools, prototyping, documentation and verification methods)

• Democratic design and the IKEA Business Model

• Supply Chain knowledge (cost drivers, handling of goods and raw material)

• Product Area knowledge

• IKEA development tool portfolio

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering working environment in a global marketplace. And 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!


More Information

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English before December 6th. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.We will review applications continuously and might close the job posting earlier than stated, therefore don't wait and submit your application today!

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hiring Manager Camilla Rööst at +46 72-193 70 04. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter Jakob Bergström at +46 70-147 48 90