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Technical Project Leader

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

My name is Carolina Kroon and I work as a Range & Engineering Manager! 

Are you our new Technical Project Leader?

As a Technical Project Leader (TPL) in my team you will be working with a great team of engineers, and we are looking for you who like to investigate the unknown, using your skills to lead the design work from ideation through concept generation, development and optimization and deliver ready to use solutions.
Come and join us! 

In this role you will lead the technical development with a holistic view throughout the IKEA supply chain, all with the purpose of maximizing the benefit for IKEA and our customer. You will lead both internal development projects as well as projects together with our stakeholders in IKEA of Sweden or Core Business Franchise.

In the component business you will lead the development of new innovative component solutions for new IKEA products. While in the retail equipment business you will lead the development of the total retail equipment product. 

You will collect and define demands, needs and expectations and you will plan and lead the project to meet goals and gates in the development process. You are responsible for the project deliveries based on all parameters of democratic design and to document the result and learnings in a project report and you´ll support in the strategic range planning and creation of Business and Action plans. 

Maybe you have experience as a project leader and you can lead/contribute to development projects, both big and small. You are interested in production processes and cost drivers to lead towards an optimal supply setup. You have a holistic view and a high engagement in the success of your projects and always put the IKEA customer in focus.

To succeed and shine in this role we wish you to have:
•    Good leadership capabilities and experience in project leading
•    A pro-active and structured approach
•    Excellent communicating skills
•    Good technical knowledge
•    A keen interest in people 
•    A good mix of humbleness and willpower

IKEA is a truly global environment with colleagues from all over the world and therefore you need to be able to speak and write in English.

More Information

The position is 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. 

Warm welcome with your resume and motivational letter in English latest May 29th 2022.
If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to the hiring manager Carolina Kroon and if you have questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact the Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist, +46766-113408.

We offer you the possibility to work in a multicultural and international organization that sees diversity as a competitive advantage. Our work environment is defined as open-minded where we let all employees have the possibility to influence the organization and focus.

IKEA Components holds a unique position within IKEA value chain. We develop and supply IKEA with customer friendly component solutions for better products – and better homes. This includes a responsibility for selected components and raw material, which means develop, purchase and supply to IKEA suppliers and other inter IKEA units. IKEA Components also have the assignment to provide After Sales service of components to the end customers. Our business is global, and we have today 1400 employees based mainly in Sweden, Slovakia, and China.