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Product Design Engineer: Sustainable Nutrition & Health

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Quality & Lean Full Time

Job description

Company description

At IKEA Food we are passionate food lovers that from our Malmö office develop and provide food for the many people around the world. Every year 680 million visitors experience a taste of Sweden in the IKEA Restaurants, Swedish Food Markets and Bistro´s in our different markets. With Food at the heart of everyday life, we offer honest food for the many people and the planet.

“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.

 The Health & Sustainability mission is to inspire, enable and support the business towards becoming people & planet positive.

About the assignment

  • As a Product Design Engineer: Sustainable Nutrition & Health Specialist is to lead the sustainable nutrition & health product design development.
  • Execute the sustainable nutrition & health activities within News, Improves or Operational Maintenance activities.
  • The Product Design Engineer is part of the Product Quality team at Business Area Food and reports to the Product Quality Manager.

Job description
  • Identify the need for and outline sustainable nutrition and health concepts and solutions within a scoped project
  • Plan detailed sustainable nutrition and health activities in a project
  • Deliver sustainable nutrition and health activities to agreed plans
  • Secure performance of a product regarding all sustainable nutrition and health aspects before execution
  • Verify the final sustainable nutrition and health solution based on customer needs and technical requirements
  • Deploy the latest sustainable nutrition and health developments connected to industry and categories
  • Execute sustainable nutrition and health activities end to end independent
  • Sustainable nutrition and health resources in larger product development activities


  • Sustainable nutrition and health resources in larger product development activities
  • Understanding of sustainable nutrition and health scope
  • Speed and effectiveness in sustainable nutrition and health execution
  • Sustainable nutrition and health operational activities to secure a sellable range
  • Contribution to a knowledge-based development by communicating learnings from project execution


We are looking for a person with work experience from produce development within the Food industry and business.

  • University degree in nutrition and health and relevant working experience.
  • Product nutrition and health knowledge through experience in nutrition assessment and nutrient profiling
  • Knowledge and interest in sustainable food systems set up
  • Hands on execution of Product Engineering activities
  • Translate a well-defined scope into technical product solutions
  • Ability to scope & plan detailed development tasks
  • Passion for enabling healthy and sustainable life for the many people
  • A strong will to influence and make a difference
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written

More Information

Sounds interesting?
Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.

The last day to send your application is 24th Jun 2021. 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.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Katharina Hesselman Björnek at If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson on +46 702 99 42 48.