BILLY, IVAR, TRÅDFRI and all their siblings in the IKEA range was built the first time and Ingvar Kamprad established the first IKEA store in Älmhult. Everything has it´s beginning. How do you see your beginning of a career at IKEA?
Maybe in a role as a Product Lifecycle Engineer at IKEA of Sweden?
Working as a Product Lifecycle Engineer is a good way to get to know the IKEA products, way of working and be close to the core of our product development! It´s about making a better everyday life for the many people together with a longtime perspective. Right now we are looking for 3 Product Lifecycle Engineers for Mechanical Design (1 permanent contract and 2 short time assignments for one year) to our organisation in Älmhult, Sweden.
What is the role all about?
The Product Lifecycle Engineer plays an important role in our business and is responsible for taking care of and maintaining our products. It is through our product we secure our mission at IKEA: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. As Product Lifecycle Engineer you have a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many people, around the globe. By securing that our product documentation is up-to-date and connected, you make sure that we can sell our products to the many people. You also are a key player in building up and maintaining 3D models for some of our top families of furniture. The goal for your work is to ensure a seamless integration into our new product lifecycle management system. You see, for us to sell our wonderful products, we need have correct and complete information in our system, otherwise we lose our steering points. This is where you come in: You critically review the existing designs and create 3D according to our IKEA documentation guidelines and standards. You do this in close dialogue with our different product development teams, development partners and suppliers, so we hope you enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and being part of the action. To succeed in your role, you need to be able to take and give responsibility, lead yourself and work together with stakeholders from different functions and departments throughout our organisation.
So, in short you are going to work with the following areas:
- Work in SolidWorks to create CAD and drawings for our top families
- Lead dialogue and collaboration with our development suppliers to secure detailed product information
- Manage technical product documentation including CAD in our PLM system Windchill
- Navigate and collaborate with stakeholders across the IKEA organization
You will be part of transforming the IKEA business, so that we stand ready to meet the demands of tomorrow! It will be a highly rewarding work. And yes, it will be a lot of fun!Qualification
You are an Engineer in the beginning of your career, with a university degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. If you are having some experience in working with product development and/or creation and maintenance of product documentation it´s a plus. Your knowledge in 3D drawings and SolidWorks will be considered as an added advantage. You work in a structured way with analytical skills and to take the lead in your own work, as well as in your contacts with internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you have strong communication skills and building good relations based on trust. IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English both verbal and written.
The first step into our organisation and a career at IKEA:
You will start you journey at IKEA by being employed to our Range and Product Engineering matrix, responsible to lead the engineering activities and initiatives across IKEA of Sweden.
This role and assignment is tailored to give you the skills, so that you can take on a role as (for example) Mechanical Design Engineer in one of our development teams working daily with creating new products for IKEA later on.
In the assignment you will work closely with stakeholders across the IKEA world, from our development teams, partners, business areas to categories and suppliers.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mirza Rasidovic, firstname.lastname@example.org and regarding the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter Maria Fröberg Larsson, +46 766 190 996. We look forward to receiving your application in English, at the latest 31 May. 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.
At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues, and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging, and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant. This particular role is based in Älmhult, Sweden.