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Component Development Engineer

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Älmhult, Sweden Compras y Abastecimiento Jornada completa
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ID de la oferta: R0006962

Fecha de publicación: 22/03/2024

Company description

IKEA offers well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. The role of the supply process is to buy, produce and distribute the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions.

Job description

We are on an exciting journey of more sustainable plastic material in IKEA. Recycled and Renewable materials at an affordable price is one key focused area in our plastic strategy.  Can you help us to develop new innovative, sustainable solutions for IKEAs future range of plastic raw material?

IKEA is aiming to be the leading company within technique and design. At IKEA we have high ambitions and we think that everything is possible! Today IKEA have several Development Engineers and Specialists that work with developing customer and environmental friendly solutions for IKEAs home furnishing products. In order to develop next generation’s plastic raw material, we need to strengthen our organisation with skilled and experienced Development Engineers.


Your main assignment will be to work in close collaboration with IKEA Home Furnishing Suppliers & IKEA of Sweden in projects for the development of the existing and future unique solutions of material for IKEA products. You will be working on developing plastic raw material solutions for various product portfolios within IKEA.

You will be driving and taking part in innovative development projects, performing material tests and securing the quality level of the raw material in your responsibility area. You will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the technical documentation, and working with the standardization of the plastic material range. You will also secure (together with a production engineer) the quality compliance of the material and production processes at the raw material suppliers in accordance with IKEA specifications.


Is this the challenge for you?

We are looking for an Engineer with a University Degree in Chemicals/Polymers and atleast 3 to 5 years of relevant working experience within material development in recycled and renewable plastic streams. Our corporate language is English, so fluency both verbally and in writing is required.

As a person you are innovative and you always see solutions instead of problems. Your driving force is to develop the products. In order to sell your ideas to the organization you must be open - and business minded. You are driven and have the ability to build trustful relationships.

You enjoy an agile, yet structured, way of working and achieving results together with a team in a flexible environment, but also have a strong individual drive to deliver high quality results on time. You are always curious about finding better ways of working. You are a team player who is good managing multiple stakeholders at the same time. You are someone who finds energy for working in multi cultural teams. Also we hope that you will learn and live the IKEA values & culture each day!

IKEA offers you a challenging position with great development possibilities. You will be working in a truly international environment with a lot of contacts with colleagues and users from all IKEA locations across the world. We hope that you would like to contribute with your unique competence for IKEAs future!

More Information

The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden, and requires some international travelling. Please note that we will interview continuously, so please send us your application online as soon as possible, but on 20th April 2024 the latest. 

If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Swati Grover, Business Development Manager Plastic Raw Materials and Foam Chemicals. You can reach her at If you have questions about the recruitment process please connect with Olivia Swärd at

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world leader in life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. We look forward to receiving your application! (In English)

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