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Solution Owner MES, Digital Arena, IKEA Industry

Malmö, Skåne County IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

IKEA Industry, part of the Inter IKEA Group, is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of the IKEA value chain. IKEA Industry has 41 production units, across 23 sites in 8 countries, with about 18,500 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

We are a diverse group of people working together, sharing the humanistic IKEA values. The values are the foundation of our work. By living them, we form the unique IKEA culture where team spirit and togetherness are key. In a constantly growing IKEA, every individual is taken care of, respected, acknowledged and included. People are themselves and respecting the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better.


Location for this position is flexible, it can be based out of any IKEA Industry units e.g. Poland, Slovakia, Hungary or Portugal.

Do you want to create the Manufacturing System of the Future at IKEA Industry? Are you ready for Industry 4.0 in real factories across Europe and Asia?  Are you interested in modern digital solutions and new technologies? Are you ready to make an impact?

If ‘yes’, then join us in this exciting journey!

Digital Arena’s mission is to support and improve the business by providing a robust and efficient information supply to the organization. We operate both strategically and operationally with all aspects of the IT delivery; from demand to realisation in global manufacturing environment.

You will work in close cooperation with our business process development teams, group functions, site representatives and Solution owners to develop, implement and support solutions based on our standard platforms.

You will roll out and be a part of our programme Manufacturing System of the Future at IKEA Industry.


Exciting challenge for You who wants to...

Act as a Solution Owner for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)/ Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software solution

  • Drive and develop the implementation and roll out of MES solutions in our factories

  • Create efficient interfaces and connection between IT and OT, as one Digital Arena

  • Responsible for the strategic direction solution roadmap

  • Align with business strategies and IT architecture

  • Life cycle management of MES applications

  • Work with new solutions and technologies

  • Be innovative and bring future ideas to our business

  • Manage key stakeholder expectations through strong relationships. 

  • Collaborate with process and business functions, IT Architects, super users, application management, software suppliers, service operations, architecture, information security and other relevant function


We are looking for you who are curious about developing and implementing Manufacturing Execution Systems. You are a strong relationship builder, able to create trust as a precondition for successful collaboration in a multicultural environment. 

We think you will be motivated by this position if You...

  • Are down-to-earth, straightforward and curious

  • Are a humble person with willpower and the ability to create togetherness and enthusiasm around you

  • Have experience from working with if you have been working with a MES platform and knowledge from working in ERP

  • Have knowledge and interest in production and industrial digitalization

  • Academic degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equal working experience

  • Have minimum five years working experience from an international or manufacturing organization

  • Have experience from implementation of IT and MES solutions, includingproject management and product life cycle management

  • Have experience of solution management and system development

  • Have strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written

  • Shows strong personal leadership and have the ability to work in a team


The Digital Arena is a part of Industrial Strategies at IKEA Industry. The team’s mission is to provide rock solid digital solutions for manufacturing.

You will report to the Manufacturing Solutions Manager in the Digital Arena. You will work closely together with the network of local experts across our across 23 sites in 8 countries. You will also be highly involved in IKEA Industry’s programme Manufacturing System of the Future.


Location for this position is flexible, it can either be based out of any IKEA Industry unit, in our 8 countries or IKEA Industry office in Malmö, Sweden

The position requires global travelling.


Do you feel challenged and inspired by what you have seen in this job ad? If “yes!” we appreciate your application as soon as possible, but no later than 25 February.

For job specific questions please contact Manufacturing Solutions Manager Michael Ober +46 768873867, For questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Business Partner