Product Engineering Manager - Packaging, IKEA Food

  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

At IKEA Food we want to create a better everyday life for the many people all over the world. We do this by making healthier and more sustainable food the easy, affordable and delicious choice. We are passionate about food and with food at the heart of people’s everyday life we offer a modern taste of Sweden - honest food for people and the planet. 

We are now recruiting for a Product Engineering Manager - Packaging, responsible to drive and support the development of sustainable packaging solutions for IKEA Food products. Do you want to be part of our exiting journey? If yes, this might be the perfect challenge for you!

Job Description

As a Product Engineering Manager for Packaging, you will have the exciting opportunity to lead and organize the Packaging Engineering team within IKEA Food. This role is focused on both business and people, and you will be at the very heart of IKEAs product development.

Together with the team, you will drive the development of more sustainable and circular packaging solutions for IKEA Food products, considering all five aspects of Democratic Design (Form, Function, Price, Quality and Sustainability). You will also lead the establishment of the packaging engineering foundation incl. requirements, development guidelines and principles, working tools, master data, ways of working etc. Of course, you will also drive the packaging development for new items. In this role you report to the Range & Product Engineering Manager for Business Area Food.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Contribute to the Business Area strategies and business plan
  • Establish and support the food packaging engineering assignment, incl. key capabilities:
    • Requirements identification and implementation
    • Master data management
    • Development of guidelines and principles
    • Working tools  
  • Secure and optimise the allocation of relevant Engineering Specialist resources in the Development & Life Cycle Management
  • Succession planning and recruitment of packaging engineering specialist competence
  • Develop and secure the right competence level for each co-worker
  • Establish and secure deployment and efficient usage of aligned working methods and solutions


We believe that you have a solid experience from working with Food packaging engineering or equivalent. You have thorough knowledge and proven experience in product development and in business development, and you have a solid understanding of the Food Industry as well as the full IKEA value chain and how to create preconditions for an efficient development that will reach our targets. 

Leadership comes natural to you, and you have a proven track record of leading a group of Engineering Specialists. You are always guided by the IKEA key values and you have the ability to lead through communication and creating strong and trustful networks and relationships in collaborative processes. You know how to motivate people and make them perform and deliver towards set goals and on time. You have the interest and ability to coach team members during the product development journey. It is important that you enjoy working with both people and products.

You have the ability to explore different perspectives, welcome innovation and dare to challenge when needed. You have excellent communication and networking skills and are motivated by continuously improving ways of working.

Additional Information

Does this sound like your next challenge?

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role. The last day to send your application is 9th of May 2021.

If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to contact. Range & Product Engineering Manager for Business Area Food. Ann- Louise Ingvarson at [email protected] If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter, Marie Sandman on +46 768545309 

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