Product Design Engineer , Development Centre , South Asia

  • Gurugram, Haryana, India
  • Full-time

Company Description

About IKEA

Purchasing & Logistics Areas is one of eight organizational units under IKEA Supply, which is one of the core businesses of Inter IKEA Group. IKEA Supply has the responsibility to produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. The total product range is almost 10,000 products. We have about 1500 suppliers worldwide in 50 countries who are manufacturing IKEA products.

About the Job :

To lead the engineering product design development and execute engineering activities within News, Improves or Operational Maintenance

About the Function :

“The product range – our identity” and the Development Team is one of the most important capability to ensure that our product range offer lives up to the IKEA vision.

 

Job Description

Lead execution of technical deliverables to drive lower cost and to boost speed and effectiveness.
 Identify and develop technical concepts and solutions based on customer needs and requirements.
Create technical plan and contribute to product design from a technical perspective, in all dimensions of the democratic design, including production, shared and standard solutions.
Enable collaboration and involvement of engineering competences in the value chain.
Manage technical project issues/risks in a systematic way, facilitate escalation and apply corrective actions.
Drive the product development forward ensuring the optimization, verification and validation of all technical product aspects before implementation in production.
Enable and secure development partners and suppliers contribution to the product development from a technical perspective.
Perform product risk assessments together with relevant competences.
Host effective engineering team meetings and workshops and connect daily tasks to project goals, to secure that the engineering team remains focused and has the pre-conditions to execute the technical deliverables.
Implement the IKEA circular and material roadmaps
Execute and/or contribute to operational activities within product development, product improvements and running range.

Qualifications

Knowledge :

University Degree in Engineering or equivalent
Fluent in English, both spoken and written
Project management (planning, execution, risk management, agile)
Relevant knowledge within product development and production
Product Area: requirements, market, customer, technical solutions and innovation
Product engineering, such as design for cost, circularity, manufacturing
Knowledge in digital tools (computer aided engineering, simulation, prototyping)
Product documentation and verification methods
Supply chain knowledge (cost drivers, production technologies, materials, handling of goods)
IKEA specific: IKEA vision, Democratic Design, RPD processes, IKEA business model and
IKEA value chain.

Motivation :

IKEA vision.
Problem solving and bringing technical solutions into products.
A passion to develop new and better solutions for the customers.
Reaching goals/plans and to see the result of a team effort.
A strong will to influence and make a difference.

Capabilities :

Technical project leading capabilities (facilitate, inspire, stimulate and coach)
Drive multiple projects simultaneously 
Technical expertise to take on and provide technical leadership
 Build relationships, intercultural and cross functional collaborations
Problem solving skills and ability to apply creative and analytical thinking
Communicate effectively in both technical and non-technical terms
Ability to execute engineering activities within News, Improves or Operational Maintenance
Translate project ambitions into technical product solutions
Ability to scope & plan detailed development tasks
Prioritize, take decisions and delegate

Leadership Capabilities :

Develop the business and deliver results
Lead and develop people
Inspire and clarify
Create togetherness
Find better ways
Enable change
Change Management

Additional Information

If interested , pls apply with your updated CV latest by 15th May 2021. In case you would like to know more about the position, please contact recruiting manager – Shagufta Nahid or People & Culture Generalist - Jaswinder Sharma.

 

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