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Technical manager

Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company 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 40 production units in 8 countries with about 17 500 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

IKEA Industry Novgorod Furniture Factory is a greenfield project started by Inter IKEA group in 2016. Key products in our portfolio are METOD cabinets, KNOXHULT cabinets and PAX wardrobes delivered to IKEA customers in Europe and Russia.

To enable our growth agenda and better utilize we are currently looking for Technical Manager to join Factory Management Team. Technical Manager will directly report to General Manager.

Job description
  • Manage Process Engineering, Infrastructure and Equipment Maintenance Departments of the factory.

  • Lead strategic process and product development agenda to meet ambitious factory goals.

  • Improve technological lines performance to increase production efficiency.

  • Participate in production modernization and new equipment installation.

  • Set service targets and ensure delivery of efficient infrastructure maintenance on the territory of 200.000 m² (land), 50.000 m² (shop floor and warehouse), 2.000 m² (office and social areas).

  • Secure excellent equipment maintenance (PLC, electricians and mechanical co-workers) meeting operational needs; contribute to factory efficiency improvement.  

  • Develop Technical Team with 32 employees onboard including 2 direct reports on leadership positions. Conduct yearly talent review and succession planning.

  • Budgeting, follow up and reporting according to IKEA Industry standard.

  • Enhance vendor management, optimize utilization of resources.

  • Secure compliance to Russian legislation and corporate administrative and sustainability policy.

  • Contribute to cost-out agenda and other cross-functional projects with technical know-how.

  • Higher technical education.
  • 3+ years engineering and/or equipment maintenance management experience.
  • English at Upper-Intermediate level.
  • Proficient PC user (MS Excel, Word, Power Point; ERP).
  • Proven leadership competence with 7+ team-size under supervision.
  • Team-player, critical thinking, innovative approach, ability to balance big picture and attention to detail.
  • Experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing methods and tools (TPM, 5S, SPS).
  • Experience with Talent Management systems would be an advantage.

More Information
  • Employment according to the Labor Code of Russian Federation
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Career growth and development opportunities
  • Corporate pension plan
  • Loyalty program of the company Inter IKEA Group
  • 15% discount on products in the IKEA range
  • Accident insurance
  • Business trip insurance
  • Voluntary medical insurance (after probation period)
  • Reduced-price meals in the canteen for employees
  • Corporate buses to and from your place of work;
  • Trips to IKEA stores
  • Additional support for employees in important life situations (marriage, birth of a child, etc.) and much more.
  • Complete the quest and learn about the work of different divisions of IKEA in Russia from the inside:

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