Production Engineer - Snacks

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Do you have a solid base in manufacturing and quality improvement methodologies within the food industry? Would you like a position where you will have a great impact on the way IKEA is working together with our suppliers’ manufacturing sites across the world? A position that offers you a chance to challenge existing manufacturing techniques with a win win mindset? A position where you will lead the work of securing high quality of our products to millions of customers each year? Then this might be a chance for you!

About the job

If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organization with a great possibility to build and create something new, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”! 

IKEA Food develops and provides the food sold and served in all IKEA Restaurants, Bistro´s, Swedish Food Markets and the IKEA co-worker restaurants. IKEA Food has over 400 restaurants in 53 markets and every year 650 million guests are enjoying the IKEA Food.

Job Description

As a Production Engineer you lead the engineering and quality agenda with the overall goal to improve the customer satisfaction. You are the main contact towards the suppliers and works as part of the business team together with the supplier to develop and secure the production processes, handling of quality deviations and secure compliance to all IKEA requirements. Amongst others you:

• are responsible for quality assurance and follow up

• perform product audits and production risk assessments at supplier sites
• are responsible for supplier development

• are leading the continuous improvements agenda from a production perspective

• have the interest and drive to build trust and partnership to reach common goals

For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that our co-workers share our values, such as togetherness and enthusiasm, constant desire for renewal and simplicity. We offer a fun, dynamic and challenging position in a global organization.


For this position it is important to know how to build and maintain business relations, having excellent communication skills, being a good team worker, respecting values and being persistent. You are able to prioritize, set a clear agenda and like to deliver high quality results on time.  You are result oriented, have high energy and a self-driven ways of working.

We believe that you have a background in engineering, quality and production development; preferably having an engineering education and 2-5 years of working experience within the food industry, preferably with a focus on vegetables, nuts or snacks. Since we are working in a global context, you need to have good communicative skills and speak fluently English. Travelling is a part of the assignment since our Engineers spend a lot of time with our suppliers. You are interested to take your next step in a big global company to develop yourself further and see how far you can go!

Additional Information

Please note that this position will be located in Älmhult, Sweden.

The recruitment will take place continuously so please send in your application in English as soon as possible but no later than November 29th, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the job please contact Engineering & Quality Leader Irina Tibre at [email protected] or +46 703 872453 or Business Development Manager Christian Midqvist at [email protected] or +46 723 528472. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process please contact People & Culture Recruiter at +46 70-147 48 90

If you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!

Co-workers within Purchasing Development lead an exciting life! The mission is to develop business with suppliers in order to deliver IKEA Home Furnishing and Food products to our stores located around the world. The goal is to meet the price, quality and quantity expectations of our customers. In our Purchasing & Logistic Area we are working with suppliers in Europe and have offices in Älmhult Sweden, Kaunas Lithuania, Moscow Russia and Dortmund Germany. IKEA Food are working with suppliers globally and have offices in King of Prussia USA, Älmhult Sweden, Dortmund Germany, Warsaw Poland, Milan Italy and Shanghai China.


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