Product Design Developer - CHILI

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Do you want to be a part of creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. We are here to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That is our promise, and we do this every day with great passion and energy.

Do you have a passion for home furnishings and creating a great offer? Are you inspired by people’s real life at home? Are you motivated by reaching more of the many people through a desirable and affordable range offer? Are you interested in leading product development, change and improvements keeping the consumer and the business in focus? 
Right now we are looking for a Product Design Developer for our Home furnishing Business (HFB) Lighting & Accessories belonging to Business Area (BA) Children and Lighting (CHILI). 

At Business area Children’s & Lighting, we are a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world, but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”. We develop safe and affordable products for a beautiful, playful and more convenient life at home. Our mind set is that we only offer children’s products that we would give to our own children. And we are passionate about how light can make us feel at home.

Everything we do is based on a spirit of togetherness and enthusiasm, and now we are looking for someone who share our positive attitude and values.

As a Product Design Developer, you play a key role in our quest to improve everyday activities and needs connected to lighting.

Job Description

We are looking for you who have both curiosity and insights into the needs and dreams of consumers and their life at home and know how to lead design processes with an entrepreneurial approach.

As a Product Design Developer at IKEA of Sweden you bring product ideas to life through attention to all dimensions of the IKEA Democratic Design process; form, function, sustainability, low price and quality. You will be part of engaging the full capabilities of the value chain to deliver democratic design products with unique IKEA identity.

You will work together with a multifunctional team of experts in design, sourcing & supply, engineering, marketing & communication and sales. Together, you co-create the final home furnishing product through a holistic and customer centric approach.

As a Product Design Developer for Lighting & Accessories you are responsible for:
•    Leading the design development of better products delivering to all 5 dimensions of Democratic design being the specialist in form and function always starting with the price tag
•    The content of the product development project with both vision and action
•    Securing IKEA unique identity and Democratic Design in each and every product
•    Transforming knowledge in life at home to insights on a product level
•    Co-creating with development partners throughout total value chain, from consumer to supplier
•    When applicable, utilising existing platforms, shared solutions, standard colours and materials to design for the lowest price possible
•    Identifying and enabling stories of the product design development to be used in communication
•    Contributing in creating a high performing project team through trustful relationships
•    Contributing in creating the Range and Product plan

In order to be successful, you need to work closely with your team members and be capable of visualizing ideas and concepts in a simple, clear and inspirational way to bring people on board in the product development process. You will work in close collaboration with other project teams within the business area as well as across others.

Qualifications

In order to be successful, you need to work closely with your team members and be capable of visualizing ideas and concepts in a simple, clear and inspirational way to bring people on board in the product development process. You will work in close collaboration with other project teams within the business area as well as across others.

A Product Design Developer is someone who has a genuine interest in people, their life at home and developing products; someone who has the ability to see things from a customer’s perspective and conceptualize things that don’t exist. In order to be successful in the job as a Product Design Developer, we expect you to have a university degree in a design discipline or product development or equivalent knowledge. You also have several years of experience in working with product development.

A Product Design Developer is someone who is innovative, curious and likes to challenge the existing. Someone with the ability to work with conceptual ideas, who is able to turn these into final solutions and to lead the content of the project from start to end.

You have an eye for design and get motivated by finding new ways of working. You love to work with future trends, needs, colours, materials etc. You are energetic, driven and determined, enjoy working closely with people, at a fast pace and have great communication skills.

To be successful in your role as a Product Design Developer in Lighting & Accessories you need to have an interest in lighting and what light can do for people in their everyday activities, you need to be curious in our movement towards smart lighting, which is one of our growth drivers going forward.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist +46766113408. 

Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English. The last day to send in your application is 19 of May 2021.

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