Once upon a time… BILLY, IVAR, TRÅDFRI and all their siblings in the IKEA range was built the first time and Ingvar Kamprad established the first IKEA store in Älmhult. Everything has it´s beginning. How do you see your beginning of a career at IKEA?
Maybe in a role as a Product Lifecycle Engineer at Range Area Bedroom at IKEA of Sweden to our organisation in Älmhult, Sweden?
Working as a Product Lifecycle Engineer is a good way to get to know the IKEA products, way of working and be close to the core of our product development! It´s about making a better everyday life for the many people with a longtime perspective.
What is the role all about?
The Product Lifecycle Engineer plays an important role in our business and is responsible for taking care of and maintaining our products. It is through our product we secure our mission at IKEA: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. As Product Lifecycle Engineer you have a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many people, around the globe.
You see, for us to sell our wonderful products, we need have correct and complete information in our system, otherwise we lose our steering points. This is where you come in: You will be part of maintaining all data connected to the products that our development teams create. You do this in close dialogue with our different product categories, development partners and suppliers, so we hope you enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and being part of the action. To succeed in your role, you need to be able to take and give responsibility, lead yourself and work together with stakeholders from different functions and departments throughout our organisation.
So, in short you are going to work with the following areas:
Lead dialogue and collaboration with our suppliers to secure the product information
Manage technical product documentation
Navigate and collaborate with stakeholders across the IKEA organization
You will be part of transforming the IKEA business, so that we stand ready to meet the demands of tomorrow! It will be a highly rewarding work. And yes, it will be a lot of fun!
Who are we looking for?
You are an Engineer in the beginning of your career, with a university degree or equivalent. If you are having some experience in working with product development and/or creation and maintenance of product documentation it´s a plus, as well as experience in CAD. You work in a structured way with analytical skills and to take the lead in your own work, as well as in your contacts with internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you have strong communication skills and build good relations based on trust. IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English both verbal and written.
If you have any questions about the position and process, please contact Jenny Håkansson, firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application in English, at the latest August 6th. Warm welcome to send in your application.
At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues, and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging, and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant. This particular role is based in Älmhult, Sweden.