IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings and accessories to customers at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. Design, develop and supply are our main processes to achieve this. The role of the supply process is to purchase, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions.
We are on a truly exciting journey of converting our business using sustainable plastic materials in IKEA which base cost is one of the key focus areas for our plastic strategy. This is based on recycled and renewable materials to an affordable cost. Are you the one that can help us implement, and sustainable plastic materials for our product range of Electrical and Electronics products?
IKEA is aiming to be the leading company within technique and design based on a circular business model. At IKEA we have high ambitions and we think that everything is possible! Today IKEA have several Development Engineers and Specialists that work with developing customer and environmental friendly solutions for IKEAs home furnishing products. In order to develop next generation of products based on sustainable plastic raw material, we need to strengthen our organisation with skilled and experienced Development Engineers.
Your main assignment will be to work in close collaboration with IKEA of Sweden, local purchasing offices and suppliers in projects to propose and utilize materials for IKEA electrical and electronics products. Furthermore you will be working on explore, maintain and developing plastic raw material solutions for the industry of lighting, home electronics and appliances, mainly within the plastic category and raw material supplier base.
You will be driving and taking part in innovative development projects, performing material tests and securing the Quality level of the raw material in the responsibility area. You will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the technical documentation, and working with the standardization of the plastic material range especially for electrical and electronics product range.
Is this the challenge for you?
As a person you are curious and you always see solutions instead of problems. Your driving force is to develop the products. In order to sell your ideas to the organization you must be open - and business minded. You are driven and have the ability to build trustful relationships.
You enjoy an agile, yet structured, way of working and achieving results together with a team in a flexible environment, but also have a strong individual drive to deliver high quality results on time. You are always curious about finding better ways of working. As a team player, you make the IKEA Culture and Values, such as togetherness, simplicity and cost-consciousness, a living reality in your daily work.
We are looking for an Engineer with a University Degree in Chemicals/Polymers and a few years of relevant working experience within electrical and/or electronic industry. It is considered as an advantage if you have:
Experience in the injection moulding process and from the polymer industry.
Experience from the electrical and/or electronics industry in the field of plastic
Awareness or chemical knowledge of additives in plastic materials used in electrical and electronics applications
Able ability to support our development teams with expertise regards of technical knowledge of material properties valid for EE products such as thermal conductivity, flame retardants, transparency, heat deflection temperature, UV protection, electrical insulation etc.
Experience working with certifications
Our corporate language is English, so fluency both verbally and in writing is required.
IKEA offers you a challenging position with great development possibilities. You will be working in a truly international environment with a lot of contacts with colleagues and users from all IKEA locations across the world. We hope that you would like to contribute with your unique competence for IKEAs future!
The position is located in Shenzhen, China, and requires some international travelling. Please apply in English before Feb 26th 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. So don’t delay, please send us your application today.
Does it sound interesting!? So we think!
If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Jingfei Guo (Business Development Manager Plastic Raw Materials). If you have any questions about the actual recruitment process, please contact Echo Zeng (People & Culture Generalist ).
IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world leader in life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. We look forward to receiving your application!