Technical Specialist within Global Test, IKEA of Sweden

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Job Description

As Technical Specialist within Global Test at IKEA of Sweden you will be responsible for the operational activities for our external test labs regarding our physical products. You will work in close collaboration with both internal stakeholders as well as external ones such as our external test lab to help them understand IKEAs direction.

The task of the assignment is to analyse and assess our external test partners and to ensure that new test methods are connected to approved labs and to IKEA’s capacity needs. Your responsible will be to Round Robin activities to resolve operational tasks and deviations, both with external and internal (ITCS & ITL) labs. Furthermore, you will be involved in the following activities:

  • Communication with IKEA approved test labs (Methods, meetings, audits, RR)
  • Close contact with the Requirement specialists in the different areas
  • Taking part in audits when we see deviations in external test labs
  • Host network meetings with internal and external test labs
  • Contribute to the strategy for our external test labs


We are looking for you who have experience from working with product development, requirements, and verification processes and who´s having good knowledge of requirement development. When it comes to knowledge in verifications principles and methods you can call yourself a guru. Because you know, you are going to be the one who´s showing the way forward for our external partners as we have described before. To be able to do this you have further on:

  • Very good knowledge of verification principles and methods
  • An analytical and objective mindset, that you use in your decision making
  • Business oriented mindset
  • A determined, productive, and proactive approach
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships in a good way

Some more Information

The product range is our identity and Range & Product Engineering at IKEA is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to our vision. We have the responsibility to lead and ensure that IKEA always develop and create outstanding, creative engineering solutions that are built on requirements enabling all products to be always safe and healthy. We lead proactive identification and establishment of needed product requirements and associated verification methods to meet the exponential growth of demands in an ever-changing world

Additional Information

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 September 4th, 2022.

This position will be based in Älmhult, Sweden. If you have questions about the recruitment process, contact People & Culture Recruiter Maria Fröberg Larsson, +46 766190996

The Global Test assignment is a part of the IKEA Range & Product Development organization, responsible to develop relevant, well performing, and compliant products for all markets where IKEA is present. A very important part in this is to enable verification capabilities from development throughout the value chain.

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