Supply Chain Development (SCD) - Automation & Design Developer

  • King of Prussia, PA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Supply Chain Development (SCD) - Automation & Design Developer

Intralogistics Planning Expert for Layout and Design of Logistics Units


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IKEA is one of the world's leading home furnishing companies. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering 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.

The Intralogistics department, part of Supply Chain Development organization, is responsible to establish, lead, support and develop logistics solutions for the various IKEA units that have a logistical and fulfilment component, including the development and innovation agenda of intralogistics at IKEA global. In practical terms, Intralogistics shall lead and educate in creating concepts, processes and solutions for IKEA Handling and Storage as well as to act as center of expertise for all establishments of logistics units around the globe. The organization is in strong lead towards a more mechanical and automated goods handling.

Job Description

About the job... 

As an Automation & Design Developer, you´re responsible for the execution of automation & design tasks in intralogistics projects. You will also develop layouts and designs, perform analyses of existing layouts and provide guidance for improvements of intralogistics systems and solutions. You are responsible perform tender processes and provide input on contract management and you are an expertise for all automation & design related requests. Moreover, you are responsible for the performance of project based business analyses, risk assessments, scenario planning and to draw conclusions to support the right business decisions for automation and design within Intralogistics and secure component development as part of the component based planning process.

About the assignment...

As the Automation & Design Developer, you will among other tasks:

  •  Develop Intralogistics business requirements and specifications related to automation and design components
  •  Perform data analytics as part of Intralogistics projects or reviews
  •  Perform Material and Goods flow simulation/analysis as part of Intralogistics projects or reviews
  •  Execute the planning and design of Intralogistics concepts and components
  •  Verify technical components and their commissioning as part of Intralogistics projects or reviews
  •  Perform the tendering of automation (including the vendor selection)
  •  Support On-Site Commissioning teams  in the implementation of the Intralogistics Set Up for intralogistics units
  •  Responsible to keep relevant IKEA standards updated aligned to relevant regulations
  •  Responsible for verification of built Intralogistics equipment according to specified standards and relevant regulations
  •  International travels are required in this position.

About you...

You have a strong interest in Supply Chain and Intralogistics as well as in technology, digitalization, automation and robotics. You have a passion for planning and leading in a global assignment and to drive and develop the business and yourself to deliver excellent results. Moreover, you have a desire to collaborate and interact with various stakeholders.

We also see that you have:

  • Strong knowledge of Intralogistics
  • Deep knowledge in dimensioning and planning of layout and design for a fulfilment unit
  • Basic understanding of Warehouse Management Systems and Material flow Control Systems
  • Good understanding of how your everyday work adds customer value by delivering result
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal

Additional Information

This position is based in King of Prussia, PA, USA, but open for applications in one of our others Intralogistics locations (Älmhult or Dortmund)Please note that we don’t accept application through email.

Co-workers within IKEA Supply lead an exciting life! The mission is to develop business with suppliers in order to deliver IKEA 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 & Logistics Area we are working with suppliers within the whole Americas and have offices in King of Prussia, USA; Curitiba, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

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