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Product Lifecycle Engineer

Älmhult, Kronoberg Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company description

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

Range & Product Engineering

“The product range - our identity” and the Development Team is one of the most important capability to ensure that our product range offer lives up to the IKEA vision.. 

About the job

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Product Lifecycle Engineer to join Livingroom at IKEA of Sweden. We are looking for you with a technical background, and whom is ready to take a step into an exciting and innovative work environment. There will be plenty of opportunities to grow in the role, and to take on even more advanced responsibilities as you are developing. Are you up for the challenge? Then this just might be for you!

About the assignment

As a Product Lifecycle Engineer, you will be responsible to support the engineering team with administration, documentation and verification activities. You will help to secure that product documentation is up-to-date and according to IKEA documentation guidelines and standards. 

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible to perform moderate changes on products including technical requirements, CAD drawings and packaging solutions; 
  • Support in securing the complete product documentation during the Product life cycle; 
  • Support in verification and validation activities; 
  • Secure that documentation is up-to-date and according to IKEA Documentation guidelines and standards; 
  • Responsible to act on identified gaps in product documentation; 
  • Share cross Business Areas (BA) learnings about technical requirements/documentation/verification.


To succeed in this role we see that you have a background in technical administration, it is a plus if you have a university degree in engineering. You have a passion for product development, and you have the motivation in the creation and maintenance of product documentation. You are familiar with requirement management and verification planning. Your knowledge in 3D drawings and SolidWorks as well as IT tools Pia, PLUS etc. will be considered as an added advantage. 

We see that you are a committed and self-driven person with a strong will to influence and make a difference. You work in a structured way with analytical skills and to take the lead in planning and executing of your own work as well as in your contacts with internal and external stakeholders.

You have strong communication skills in English and the ability to create confidence and build relations. You are self-motivated and a goal- and delivery oriented person with a passion for details. 

You have a good understanding of the IKEA concept, strategies and processes as well as the IKEA business model and the aspects of democratic design.

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 Nicolas Guerlesquin +46 (0) 76 854 6384. 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.