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Lean/IPS Navigator

Malmö, Skåne County Quality & Lean Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Industry has during several years ran a program to accelerate implementation of the lean production concept IPS (IKEA Production System). The program is rolled out across the Divisions, by external IKEA suppliers and lately also at IKEA retail where best practices in performance management, operations and way of working will be implemented on the shop floor as well as in the rest of the organization.

The program is driven by a group of change agents in collaboration with management team, shop floor personnel and support functions.

To our corporate Lean & Quality team we look for a Lean/IPS Navigator

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Job description

Your responsibility will be to lead and drive transformation processes in a factory from “top to bottom”. You will lead demanding projects on our sites across the network and help designing and implementing future operations in IKEA Industry factories, at external IKEA suppliers as well as at IKEA retail.

After a 6-12 months period you will be the expert in our transformation concept and drives our transformations aiming at implementing the best practices principles and improving performance in our factories, at external IKEA suppliers or at IKEA retail. This involves:

  • To drive shop-floor transformation
  • To train operators & managers in transformation approach, tools and standards
  • To implement necessary support structures to ensure sustainability e.g. performance management and organization.
  • To coach and challenge senior operational managers through a demanding change process
  • To facilitate focused improvement workshops and in general contribute to the IPS concept

The position is global and is based according to agreement with the need in Malmö, Sweden and will require lots of traveling (150+ days). You will be reporting to one of the two Regional Lean Managers.


Your background

To apply, you should be a lean expert with several years of experience in implementing and managing successful lean projects. Proven ability to drive improvement savings and teaching lean techniques to all levels of the organization to move them into a self-sustaining mode.

You have an educational base at B.Sc level or equivalent.

As individual you have good leadership skills. You are a good communicator, have a high drive, perseverance and analytical skills. You have interest and drive for future career development.

A good command of English is of course important. Other languages in spoken and written is qualifying.

More Information

The closing date for applying is Dec. 21st.2018.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Søren Riis Regional Lean Manager, North Europe & North America +46 721 830 390

Marek Stibral Regional Lean Manager, Central and South Europe  +420 724 131 358

Growing together

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work 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.

If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!

IKEA Industry was established in September 2011 to optimize the industrial operation with more integrated ways of working together inside IKEA, generating efficiency and growth opportunities, to support the continuous work of creating great home furnishing offers to a low cost and to the right quality. This is accomplished by establishing and operating sawmills, component and furniture production units’ strategically located relative markets and/or raw materials supply. IKEA Industry has 40 production units and about 19.000 employees.