Engineering and Quality Leader - Category Taps & Category Aluminium

  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, cn
  • Full-time

Job Description

We are building a better IKEA where we lead the business and create growth in a simplified and better way, based on our culture, values and with customers and people in focus. Creating a better IKEA Purchasing has the aim to ensure that our ways of working enables IKEA to grow and develop according to Growing IKEA Together 2020 and beyond.

When you grow, IKEA grows too. 

 We want to continue working close together with our hundreds of suppliers in 50 countries with a common goal and plans to optimize our value chain, resulting in better products at lower cost. In order to succeed in this mission, we need to establish IKEA as the preferred employer by attracting those who share the IKEA values, ensuring a systematic development for all co-workers and inspire the co-workers to perform and remain with IKEA.


Your assignment

As Engineering & Quality Leader for Category you will work within the Category and report to Category Manager. You will contribute by driving and developing the engineering and quality development work, with focus to secure execution, in line with Category plans. The aim is to develop and secure the engineering and quality needs to deliver products satisfying customer expectations in all aspects of Democratic Design.


Other tasks which will be included in your assignment are;

  • Responsible for execution of the engineering and quality agenda for the category/ies in cooperation with BDMs, Category Manager and Engineering and Quality Manager

  • Responsible to develop and implement Business Quality Leadership competences in the category and at our suppliers to secure consistency in our quality development

  • Support Production and Product engineers in local or global engineering/improvement/quality projects

  • Support in analyzing customer feedback, and development of project/actions to improve customer satisfaction

  • Support product development projects (News/Moves/Improves) in the engineering and quality dimension

  • Support business development team to implement quality assurance at suppliers and create pre-conditions for the suppliers to take full responsibility for their Quality performance

  • Secure Category specific knowledge in introduction of new engineers

  • Good knowledge in project management tools

  • At any time, act as an ambassador of IKEA values and Role Model for Fact-based Business leadership


Is this the challenge for you?

We offer a challenging role where you will work on a global area and get the possibility to lead the technical and quality agenda for the category.


As an Engineering and Quality Leader you need to have:

  • Very good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value by delivering to Democratic Design.

  • Good understanding of IKEA Strategic Landscape, especially the Purchasing and Quality Strategies and IKEA Business model and Business Model for growth.

  • Very good understanding of relevant Category plans

  • Very good knowledge about IKEA Purchasing Manual and Supplier Development Process (SDP)

  • Good knowledge of One IKEA Business Plan Process, IKEA Purchase Development Process (PDP) and Develop Product Offer process (DPOP)

  • Good understanding of category specific material and production processes

  • Good knowledge of Quality assurance set up including production processes, process control, cost calculation and materials

  • Good knowledge of project management tools


With your analytical and holistic view you lead the business, always acting with the Customer, supplier, total IKEA and Quality in mind project Management tools. You have the ability to lead on an operational/tactical level with the business strategy in mind. You perform analysis and are able to draw conclusions to support the right business decision. You have the ability to deliver results through involving, leading, developing and inspiring people in a remote environment, acting like coach and a mentor. You are a good communicator in English, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate clearly and in a simple way.


Location and reporting

The Engineering & Quality Leader for Taps and Aluminium will and report to Aluminium Category Manager Linn Roslund and will be located in Shenzhen

This role will require extensive travelling

Sounds interesting? Submit your application as soon as possible via this ad, however not later than 23rd of November 2018 you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Category Manager Aluminium Linn Roslund  . For information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Business partner, Katarzyna Kowalczyk - Krosnowska

We look forward to receiving your application in English!

 IKEA is one of the world's leading home furnishing companies. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering 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

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