Deputy Development Manager - Engineering, Quality & Requirements (EQR)

Job Location:

Älmhult, Sweden

Job Description:

Job Description

Do you want to lead IKEA into the future where we even stronger position ourselves as a leader in life at home? Are you a passionate leader with the ability and courage to lead from vision to action that develop Business and People together? Do you want to be part of one of IKEAs most exciting range areas? Then we are looking for you!

- Deputy Engineering Quality & Requirements Development Manager
- Business Area Kitchen & Dining
- IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult

As our new Deputy EQR Development Manager you will lead the engineering development both from a quality, requirements and compliance perspective as well as technical innovation agenda for our range in BA (Business Area) Kitchen & Dining at IKEA of Sweden.

About the role

Your main focus will be to lead, motivate and develop our team of Product Development Engineering specialists in the Kitchen & Dining business area. You will work to secure that we set the right level of requirements in order to secure sellable and compliant products on all markets. Your work also entails developing better ways of working, processes, frameworks and tools. You will also be responsible to secure the work with deviations as well as to lead the quality improvement agenda within the business area. 

You have the responsibility to drive the technical innovation agenda, here you draw from passion and capability to set the strategic direction as well as implement. To be successful in this role you have experience from working in a leading position and you enjoy leading people, technical innovation and business together. You are result oriented, have a lot of energy and the desire to constantly find new ways to develop yourself and your team. You are also able to work in both strategic and operational dimensions.

You report to the EQR Development Manager in Kitchen & Dining.

Job Requirements:


-You have a University degree within engineering or equivalent technical experience.
-You have deep business and product development knowledge and experience on a strategic level and you have knowledge in material and technical development. Preferable in consumer goods sector on the international business arena.
-You have experience from working with product requirements, quality improvements, compliance issues and design engineering.
-You have leadership experience from strategic development and you are passionate about lead, delegate, motivate and work with and through other people. You lead based on value driven leadership.
-You are business minded and you have a simple and straightforward communication style which build credibility and trust.
-You are driven by a constant desire of renewal and you are able to act and drive in a changing environment.

Additional Information

IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English both verbal and written.
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg two times a day.

If you have any questions about the position and regarding the recruitment process, please contact Johanna Hansson +46 73 376 1744. 

We look forward to receiving your application in English, at the latest Wednesday 31st January 2018.

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Contact Information:

Contact: Human Resources
Inter IKEA Group


December 28, 2017
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