Production Engineer - Foil on Board team

  • Dortmund, Germany
  • Full-time

Company Description

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 them.

The role of IKEA Purchasing & Logistics 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 is one of 8 Purchasing & Logistics Areas in the world, and our co-workers are based in Älmhult, Dortmund, Kaunas and Moscow.

Job Description

We seek a Production Engineer (m/f/d) fulltime, permanent, for our Foil on Board team in Purchasing and Logistics Area North based in Dortmund (Germany)

As a Production Engineer you will lead the engineering and quality agenda with the overall goal to improve the customer satisfaction. As part of the business team you will work together with the suppliers to develop and secure the production process, handling of quality deviations and secure compliance to all IKEA requirements. 
Production Engineer will together with a team:

  • Secure Quality Assurance including supporting for implementing process control for key processes in production
  • Perform product audits and production risk assessments at supplier
  • Lead the running range at the suppliers to secure full compliance of IKEA requirements
  • Lead the supplier development for quality and manufacturing with responsibility to identify and implement actions and execution of Supplier Development Process projects
  • Lead product deviation processes, securing root-cause analysis and implementation of corrective/preventive actions
  • Secure implementation of new and update requirements
  • Secure final inspection and regular follow up and feedback to the suppliers regarding quality performance 
  • Contribute to product development with customer needs in focus
  • In all situations act as an IKEA ambassador


Is this the right challenge for you?
We are looking for you who have:

  • Experience in production environment and/or process/product development
  • Experience or knowledge in board based furniture  manufacturing is an advantage
  • Engineering degree or equivalent technical background
  • Understanding of customers' needs and expectations
  • Good communication skills; will and ability to work in team
  • Good balance between overall view and details
  • Very good computer software skills (MS Office applications)
  • Driving license Cat. B
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. German and Polish is an advantage.

Capabilities & Motivation 

  • Process oriented with good analytical skills and a structured approach
  • Ability to lead projects and implementations to secure product quality and customer satisfaction for a reasonable price
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems with a holistic view as well as always act with the customer, supplier and total IKEA in mind
  • Ability to share and live IKEA values
  • Genuinely interested in understanding the reality of production and continuous improvements
  • Result oriented, high energy and self-driven way of working to deliver better products for the many people
  • Sense of urgency and prioritization without any compromise on quality
  • Eager to actively search for information and continuously learn from good examples and mistakes
  • Engage and motivate people by sharing experiences and coaching others
  • Interest and drive to build trust and long-term partnership to reach common goals

Note that the job requires frequent travelling.

Additional Information

We offer you varied work tasks both in the office and at IKEA suppliers in Germany and Poland with a fun, friendly, non-hierarchical, open and international team atmosphere. Moreover, you have a wide range of education, self-development possibilities and access to co-worker facilities. We also hope you want to contribute with your unique competence to IKEAs future growth! For internal applicants we offer a complete relocation package.

Submit your application in English online via our recruitment system SmartRecruiters as soon as possible but latest on 25th of November 2020. If you have any questions regarding this position, please send an email to the recruiting team via SmartRecruiters.

We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!


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