Senior Production Engineer, Plastic Products

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of the supply process is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions. Purchasing & Logistics Area North Europe is one of  total of 8 Purchasing & Logistics Areas within IKEA.

Job Description

IKEA is aiming to be the leading company within technique and design. 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 plastic product suppliers, we need to strengthen our organisation with skilled and experienced Development Engineers

In this role, your main assignment will be to lead the technical agenda in prioritized development projects in close collaboration with suppliers and IKEA colleagues.

You will be driving development projects with focus on new Industry standards, Production optimization and Quality compliance.


  • Strong leadership with good communication skills.
  • Proven project management experience, leading projects in international environment.
  • Knowledge of new Industry standards, production optimization and quality compliance.
  • 5+ years working experience in the relevant area – plastic background needed
  • Knowledge of plastic injection moulding process and the polymer industry will be great.
  • Fluent in English, both in writing and orally.

As a person you are innovative and you always see solutions instead of problems. Your driving force is to develop the products and production together. 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. Alone or as part of a team, you make the IKEA Culture and Values, such as togetherness, simplicity and cost-consciousness, a living reality in your daily work.

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 IKEA’s future!                

Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your application as soon as you have decided that this could be something for you.

This position was posted 2018-09-26 and may be online up to 4 weeks following this date. We do not have an application deadline for this position. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidates.

If you have any questions regarding these positions, please contact Paul Holmgren, Business Development Manager Plastic Product: [email protected] com, if you are one of the candidates we would like to interview, we will contact you by email.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

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