Offers “IKEA”

Expires soon IKEA


  • Dortmund, GERMANY
  • IT development

Job description

Company description

One brand, many companies, and many, many people – that’s us in a nutshell. Spread all over the world, we have a passion for home furnishing and an inspiring shared vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. This, together with our straightforward business idea, shared values, and a culture based on the spirit of togetherness, guides us in everything we do.

To offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low, that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. To meet the needs of our customers we have a unique business model and value chain. It includes product development, design, supply, manufacture and sales. And of course, it starts and ends with our customers.

We are now looking to recruit a Product Engineer to join our Ceramics team in Purchasing Development!

If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organization with great development potential, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”!

Job description

At IKEA, we see things a little differently. We onboard our suppliers as partners with whom we create long-term relationships. We want them to grow with us, become more efficient and achieve lower prices.

Use opportunities for learning and growth working with suppliers! You will be able to travel to look at various manufacturing companies, understand new and different technologies, people and cultures.

Everybody is seen as a talent. In regular talks with your manager you can explore your development and career opportunities. We will support you on the way by internal and external trainings. We embrace making mistakes and learning from them.

We offer trust and space to test and try, explore, make mistakes and learn from it, and develop us and our partners. 

About the Job

The Product Engineer is responsible to lead the development and implementation of new products, the moves of products from one supplier to another one and the improvement of existing products based on quality performances and customer expectations. 

You will:

·  Lead product development at the factory floor from a technical point of view and secure scalability for further implementation at all Category suppliers within all regions.
·  Define together with Home Furnishing Businesses the evaluation & test requirements the suppliers have to fulfil during the development stage, follow up those requirements are fulfilled before production start and secure that the product is at correct quality level according to IKEA Documentation (including packaging, tests and comply with relevant standards, demands and guidelines).
·  Lead and involve the right resources in Purchasing and IKEA of Sweden to secure the product development (NEWS and MOVES) projects are delivered on time, with quality and with full Product Requirement Compliance.
·  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.
·  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).
·  Lead the start-up of new suppliers from Engineering and Quality perspective.

Please, note that the job requires frequent travelling.


Is this the right challenge for you?

We are looking for someone who knows how to build and maintain business relations, having excellent communication skills, being a good team worker and empathetic, respecting values and being persistent. You are able to prioritize. Easy adaptation to changes and willingness to take responsibility is also necessary.

You also bring:

·  A background in engineering, quality and product/production development
·  Preferably having an engineering education and at least 2-5 years of working experience
·  Good communicative skills and speak fluent English
·  Preferred knowledge of product development tools
·  Proactive approach
More Information

Sounds interesting?

Submit your application online and in English via our recruitment system SmartRecruiters (please note that applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted) latest on the  26th of October 2023 .  

If you have any questions about the position or the recruitment process, please send a message to our recruiting team via SmartRecruiters and we will come back to you. 

Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

Please note that this position is based in Dortmund (Germany).

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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