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Product Engineer--Solid Wood

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Qingdao, China Purchasing & Sourcing Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: REF17539J

Date posted: 21/05/2024

Company description

The IKEA brand is one of the most successful home furnishing brands in the world. We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. 

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you values are more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.


Job description

About the job

In IKEA Purchasing, we are organised in categories based on the material and function of the product. A Category is a group of articles sharing same materials, production techniques, and/or supplier base. Each category is led by a Category Manager and it consists of number of Business Development teams based around the world (being close to our suppliers) and global functional specialists (e.g., Engineering and Quality Leader). The assignment for the category is to lead Purchasing based on a common agenda created in one common business plan. To take full advantage of IKEA economies of scale and competence we develop and execute sourcing strategies and thus meet the supply markets/industries in categories.

About the assignment

Product Engineer will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities as below:

• Lead and involve the right resources in Purchasing to secure the product development (NEWS and MOVES) projects of medium or high complexity are delivered on time and with quality
• Lead product development at the factory floor from a technical point of view and secure scalability for further implementation at other suppliers • Participate in Contract Review and lead implementation of product documentation connected to new articles as well as product improves
• Secure that the product is at correct quality level according to IKEA Documentation (including packaging and P0010, tested, and complying with relevant Standards, Demands, and Guidelines)
• In cooperation with supplier and Product Compliance specialist, secure and verify that all IKEA requirement documents are correct, complete and available in the IT system at first delivery
• Contribute to the development projects from a technical perspective, with competence in construction, material, production, quality and customer expectations
• Actively identify put forward and execute Product Improvements with priority to satisfy customers, as well to utilize material and energy in an efficient way
• Conduct Production Risk Assessments for new products together with production engineer
• Register product and arrange for Gate check before First Delivery
• Secure the 1st batch production and First delivery inspection are completed and approved


Qualification

We are looking for people with solid knowledge & experiences of new product introduction, production processes and technologies, proven experience in supplier management & project management, you have capability to evaluate the suppliers technical and quality performance to produce products, genuinely interested in understanding the reality of production and continuous improvements.

You have ability to make decisions and solve problems with holistic view.
High energy and self-driven way of working to deliver better products for the many people by working together with the suppliers and co-workers in IKEA.A background in engineering, quality and product/production development.


More Information

The location of this position in Qingdao.  We are look forward to receiving your application in English. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, welcome with your application! 

 

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