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IPS Leader

Malacky, Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Quality & Lean Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: REF18564C

Date posted: 28/06/2024

Company description

IKEA Industry, part of Inter IKEA Group, is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of the IKEA value chain. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries with about 18,500 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

IKEA Industry Manufacturing Area Boards is responsible for production of innovative and sustainable wood-based boards and panels, the majority going into the IKEA supply chain for furniture production. The product range includes standard particle boards, thin HDF for hollow furniture constructions, lightweight boards as well as surface covered particle boards (e.g. melamine faced boards). Division Boards has 5 units in Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden.

Job description

Purpose of function is design, implementation and documentation of continuous improvement activities  in production unit  and cooperation with all departments including production process improvement.   

Your role is to develop and analyze processes and conceptions focused on continuous improvement and IPS. You will provide support to organization in implementing projects and lean way of working.

You will lead the teams through the change by trainings about methods and tools , workshop facilitating and providing the continuous support.

You will actively  cooperate  with managing director and other managers on elaboration of concepts of plant development.

You will report to IPS Manager Common Site and belong to IPS Team for Common Site Malacky ( IKEA Industry Malacky and IKEA Components)


- university education (technical area)

- proven experience with lean tools implementation     

- industrial experience at least for 3 years

- communication and presentation skills in English (B2)

More Information

Wage (gross)
2000 EUR/month, final offer depends on proven experience of successful candidate

The position is located in Malacky, close to Bratislava in Slovakia. Some international travelling will be required. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact ( People and Culture Manager) or (IPS Manager)