As a person you strive for leading by example in accordance with the Leadership capabilities, IKEA Concept and IKEA values to promote the IKEA Culture. You have energy, drive and commitment to deliver better products and services for our stakeholders, users and the many people. Moreover you are interested and driven to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership to reach common goals as well as genuinely interested in understanding the reality of production and continuous improvements. Acting with a sense of urgency without compromising quality is in your scope.
You have knowledge in following areas:
• knowledge of processes, materials, product design, compliance technical solutions and production in area of responsibility; • fluent in English both written and spoken; • excellent business knowledge and mind-set; • knowledge of audit and assessment techniques and analysis of suppliers working methods and performance.
We believe that you have problem solving approach, you are structured, accurate with an eye for details. You can build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term business partnership along with leading business with a holistic view, always acting with the Customer, Supplier, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind. You have the ability to motivate & lead colleagues and suppliers and to lead projects and implementation to secure product quality and customer satisfaction for a reasonable price is in your scope. In addition you have the ability to make decisions and solve problems with a holistic view, always act with the costumer, supplier and total IKEA in mind. Last but not least you share and live IKEA values and IKEA Code of Conduct.
As a Production Engineer you will secure communication about the product requirements to supplier and production according to technical specifications. You will also support and enable own and cross functional team members to reach function, follow processes and suggest technical development and improvements. In addition you will give input to decisions and implement required process/project updates, ensuring customer satisfaction by being the link between customer, function and IKEA.
• understand the goals, business priorities and follow through on commitments and achieve results in line with the IKEA vision and values; • clarify product specification with suppliers and stakeholders, and secure compliance of specification in production process; • secure that product quality requirements are fulfilled; • continuously contributes to the development of the equipment business; • initiate and lead quality improvement projects; • act proactively to prevent quality deviations and initiate adequate actions when deviations occur; • create product risk assessments; • follow up on customer experienced quality perception and initiate actions when needed; • secure supplier compliance to equipment business requirements; • secure suppliers produce and sell according to local laws and regulations, e.g. permits/certifications.
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
Together with colleagues all over the globe we work to identify and understand all kinds of needs related to IKEA operations. Then, through our sourcing and tendering process, we partner with suppliers to meet those needs innovatively, cost-effectively and with sustainability built in from the start. We provide support all the way through our sales channels, simplifying things and creating happy customers. Our ambition is to develop meaningful and better procurement. Equipment Business Function purpose is to develop and secure the engineering, quality, standard & regulation needs to deliver products and services satisfying customer expectations in all aspects of Democratic Design.