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Packaging Specialist

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Quality & Lean Full Time

Job description

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You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us. We invest in your passions and encourage you to grow with them. Come and see things a little differently with us.

Purchasing and Logistics Area North is part of IKEA Supply and is responsible for different business units across the IKEA value chain. The role of IKEA Supply is to supply the IKEA range at the lowest total cost, making high quality available to the customer under good social and environmental conditions.

Job description

If you are the right person for this position, we can offer you an assignment in a global organization with a great possibility to build and create something new, where your ideas are heard and where the goal always is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”!

As Packaging Specialist for Purchasing & Logistics Area North, you will develop and secure the engineering and quality needs at the supplier’s production unit to deliver products satisfying customer expectations in all aspects of Democratic Design.

As Packaging Specialist, you will:

  • Support business development teams with specialist knowledge regarding packaging requirement and follow up implementation of agreed activities for the Categories, in the Purchasing & Logistic Area (PLA)
  • In close collaboration with the business development teams, suppliers and Packaging Solution Engineer (IoS) implement new and improved packaging solutions and handling material to achieve sustainable packaging with right quality, at lowest total cost for IKEA
  • Support implementation of packaging working methods throughout the categories and at suppliers
  • Support accurate data quality in packaging related IT-systems e.g. DWP in Categories and at suppliers
  • Lead packaging and packing related projects with suppliers and within IKEA to support the business needs
  • Enjoy facilitating trainings because one part of your job is to lead trainings on requirements and systems to our business teams and suppliers
  • Support Packing Line efficiency assessments & participate in efficiency projects
  • Support business development teams in handling Packaging related deviations
  • Contribute to continuous development of Packaging in IKEA


Is this the right challenge for you? To be successful in this role we believe you are result-oriented with high energy and self-driven way of working to deliver better products for the many people by working together in IKEA and with suppliers. You also have a strong foundation both living and sharing the IKEA culture and values. Additionally you have:

  • Excellent remote leadership skills. Thinking & Acting in a virtual environment
  • Work experience in an international environment
  • Knowledge of packing process (production set up and production flow) and very good understanding of packaging materials (e.g. Cost drivers, Raw material, Production, Sustainability, and Innovation), packaging solutions and concepts
  • Very good knowledge of IKEA packaging requirements and working methods
  • Good knowledge of IKEA Packaging Test methods and standards
  • You need to have a drivers license
  • Knowledge of lean production methods and tools
  • Knowledge in IKEA Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of project management tools
  • Driver’s license B
  • Traveling in your job is no problem for you

More Information

The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Please note that we will interview continuously, so please send us your application online as soon as possible, but on 26 April latest.

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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)