Packaging Solution Engineer - IKEA Components

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Want to be a part of giving the IKEA product range that extra shine?

IKEA Components holds a unique position within the IKEA value chain. We develop and supply IKEA with customer friendly component solutions for better products – and better homes. This includes a responsibility for selected components and raw material, which means develop, purchase and supply to IKEA suppliers. IKEA Components also have the assignment to provide After Sales service of components to the end customers. Our business is global and today employs 1400 people based mainly in Sweden, Slovakia, and China. 

But that is not all, we are currently growing. By taking over the responsibility for IKEA retail equipment we are on a journey towards taking our assignment to the next step, creating a new IKEA business that is even more affordable, accessible and sustainable. The retail equipment range is an important part of the IKEA identity. It supports presenting, selling and handling of the IKEA product range, strengthens the IKEA Brand and helps visitors enjoy the full IKEA experience.

This is where you come in!

We are now looking for a Packaging Solution Engineer to our business area within store equipment.

Job Description

You will be part of a product development team with an overall responsibility for the packaging solutions, to secure that our products reach our stores neat and clean in all our sales channels. Our packaging solutions are and has always been an important part of our business. 

You will work in close co-operation with different stakeholders throughout the value chain as well as throughout the product lifecycle. This is done with a continuous improvement and right from the beginning approach, and always with a strong customer focus.  


You have a University Degree in engineering or equivalent experience and knowledge, preferably within the area of packaging materials and solutions. You have experience in product development and/or creating and documenting packaging drawings, requirements and verification methods.

Knowledge within packaging material, engineering and supply chain is valuable. For example, knowledge about design, 3D modelling, drawing technique, tolerances, production, cost drivers, handling and storage of goods, sales, and distribution channels. Also, relevant IT tools are interesting such as Solid Works, Artios CAD and Windchill.

You have good communication skills and you like to work together with others to reach common goals. 

You also have the ability to take lead in your own work, as well as the ability to drive and take initiative to improve our ways of working. You are solution oriented with the ability to prioritise and take quick decisions. IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world, therefore you need to be fluent in English, both written and spoken. 

Additional Information

The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.

Are you up for the challenge? Then this just might be for you!

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding this the position contact Hiring Manager Niclas Persson +46 766-190 449 About the recruitment process, please contact recruitment specialist Christina Appelqvist +46 766-113 408

Please note that we will continuously look at applications so don't delay, make sure to show us your interest in the role as soon as possible, and by 24 of February 2021 at the latest. We look forward to receiving your application!

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