At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home.
IKEA Purchasing Services (Czech Republic) spol. s r. o. is a purchasing organization which cooperates with furniture and home furnishing manufacturers located in Europe on producing furniture with perfect design and quality for many people, and which ensures distribution into retail stores IKEA worldwide. We are a team of about 150 co-workers of over 20 nationalities.
Lead and involve the right resources in Purchasing to secure the product development projects
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
In cooperation with supplier and Product Compliance specialist, secure and verify that all IKEA requirement documents are correct
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
Conduct Production Risk Assessments for new products together with production engineer
Experience from production within plastic industry preferably in injection moulding and or extrusion techniques - minimum 3 years
Knowledge in polymers both from fossil and recycled
Experience and knowledge in design for manufacturing securing quality and function in mass production
Basic knowledge in quality system and tools
Capability to lead projects and secure implementation
Capability to build trust and relationships, for long-term business partnership
Very good communication skills, will and ability to work in team
Good communication skills in English both written and verbal
Very good computer software skills (MS Office applications)
Share and live the IKEA values
Local contract, position placed in our Purchasing Office in Prague, Czech Rep.
Position requires travelling up to 30% of working time.
Are you interested? Submit your application and motivation letter as soon as possible however not later than September 30, 2022. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!