Lead and involve the right resources in Purchasing to secure the product development (NEWS and MOVES) projects are delivered on time, with quality and with full compliance.
Lead product development at the factory floor from a technical point of view and secure scalability for further implementation at other suppliers
Define together with HFB's the evaluation & test requirements the supplier has to fulfil during the development stage, follow up that requirements are fulfilled before production start and secure the product is at correct quality level according to IKEA Documentation (incl packaging, tests and comply with relevant standards, demands and guide lines)
Participate in Contract Review and lead implementation of product documentation connected to new articles as well as product improves at suppliers
In cooperation with supplier and Product Compliance specialist, secure and verify that all IKEA requirement documents are correct, complete and available in the IT system at first delivery
Contribute to the development projects and design/product risk analysis (FMEA) from a technical perspective (create phase in DPOP), with competence in construction, material, production, quality and customer expectations.
Actively identify, put forward and lead/execute Product Improvements with priority to satisfy customers, as well to utilize material and energy in an efficient way
Conduct Production Risk Assessments for new products together with supplier and production engineer Together with supplier organize and secure product is started right from the beginning and according to working methods in purchasing manual
Register product, arrange for Gate check before First Delivery, secure 1st batch production and first delivery inspection are completed and approved before hand over to Production Engineer (PNE)
Capability of project leadership and its key element as scope, time, plan, stake holder and change management
Capability to work and align cross business teams, optimize, anchor and deliver products impacting many suppliers and regions
Process oriented with good analytical and structured approach
Capability to act in reality and follow up to secure proper and consistent implementation.
Ability to make decisions and solve problems with a holistic view; always act with the customer, supplier and total IKEA in mind
Good communication skills in English both written and verbal
Experienced in product development and industrialization of products.
Knowledge about Total Quality Management
University degree in Engineering or corresponding
Good knowledge about continuous improvement
Project leadership experience
Experience to work in a process oriented environment
Knowledge about Solid Works, Product construction, testing and documentation