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Production Engineer - New Business

Curitiba, Paraná Purchasing & Sourcing Full Time

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About the company

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA stores offer almost 10,000 affordable home furnishing products and solutions. Today there are over 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries around the world. The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

IKEA Purchasing Serviços Comerciais Ltda office is in Curitiba, Braziland is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.

Job description

Most people see a stool. You see innovative partnerships with suppliers. We work hard to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone can make a difference.  We offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow. Come see things a little bit differently with us.

About the job

In the New Business Function, located in the Purchasing & Logistic Area Americas, we aim to contribute the business by identifying market and business opportunities and act on new business assignments in existing and new sourcing markets, transforming these opportunities and assignments into products and ranges- for the many people.

Being the Production Engineer, you will lead the engineering and quality agenda with the overall goal to improve the customer satisfaction. You are the main contact towards the suppliers and work as part of the business team together with the supplier to develop and secure the production process, handling of quality deviations, and secure compliance to all IKEA requirements.

About the assignment

The Production Engineer is responsible for Quality Assurance including to secure process control for key processes in production. Among other things, you:

  • Perform Product audits and production risk assessments at suppliers.

  • Lead the Supplier Development for quality and manufacturing with responsibility to identify and implement actions and execution projects.

  • Lead industrialization of minor news development and contribute with competence to other news developments.

  • Evaluate potential new supplier’s production facilities and quality systems.


About you

You are eager to actively search for information and continuously learn from good examples and mistakes.  You have a sense of urgency and a never compromise attitude towards quality.  Additionally, you:

  • Have the interest and drive to build trust and partnership to reach common goals.

  • Result oriented, high energy, entrepreneur spirit and self-driven ways of working to deliver better products for the many people by working together in IKEA and suppliers.

  • Have knowledge of Six sigma and Lean production methods and tools.

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally is required (up to 50%).

  • Knowledge and experience in the Metal industry and production is preferred.

  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Effective communication skills. Able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences and to work with diverse stakeholders portfolio

  • Must be fluent in English (both written and verbal).

  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus for this position.

  • Project Management skills or experience leading complex projects are a plus.

More Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Only applications in English will be considered for this recruitment.