Range & Product Engineering Manager, Development Center Central Europe

  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Range & Product Engineering Manager - Development Centre Central Europe

You see things a little differently. So do we. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. We put togetherness at the heart of everything we do. Come see things a little differently with us.

The product range - our identity and Range & Product Development is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision.

Our Development Centers leads product development capabilities close to people and partners in strategic locations to deliver IKEA product range with simplicity, speed and low cost. This by unleashing the full potential of the IKEA business model through co-creation, continuously finding better ways of bringing our vision to life through Democratic Design by…

  • Executing product development to deliver identified business opportunities on behalf of the Range & Product Teams
  • Contributing to strategic development of IKEA by leading selected initiatives and areas and being a testbed for business development
  • Acting as a competence hub for the unique capabilities and competences of the region

Job Description

About the assignment

As Range and Product Engineering Manager, you will be responsible to secure planning, prioritisation and execution of all projects in the Product Development portfolio from the perspectives of range and product engineering and usage of standard materials, shared solutions and design for total cost.

This is a senior leadership role within IKEA, and as a Range and Product Engineering manager you will be a member of the Development Centre Management Team and deliver to the Business Portfolio and Business agenda. Your main focus will be on leading and securing a high level engineering development and innovation with the aim of efficient usage of resources and significantly increasing the customer experience in connection with function, quality, sustainability and low cost. You will report directly to the Development Centre Manager. The team you will lead consists at the moment of eight co-workers.

Qualifications

About you

We believe that you have a proven leadership and a strong foundation in the IKEA cultures and values. You are a humble leader with extensive experience from strategic development and international business. You are known to inspire through your positive energy and by your stakeholder management you are able to build credibility and trust. We also believe that you have a deep business and product development knowledge on a strategic and tactical level.

Furthermore we believe you have/are:

  • Experience from previously work in a Product Development Centre or IKEA of Sweden.
  • Deep knowledge in material and technical development as well as supply chain.
  • Great passion and interest in the home furnishing business.
  • Driven by the desire to develop range and business which involves problem solving and finding new solutions and innovations.

Additional Information

This position is based in Warsaw, Poland. The selection process will take place continuously, so please send in your application in English as soon as possible but latest 3rd of November. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role, and you do that under message to hiring manager.

If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Hiring manager Jeanette Skjelmose (Deputy Range & Supply Manager) at +46 732320063 or Andreas Hagert (Market Specific Matrix Manager) at +46 732321428. If questions about recruitment process please contact People & Culture Manager Haben Debessay at +48 797 526 665.

Please note that we don’t accept application through email.

We are looking forward to receive your applications!

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