Do you want to be a part of creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. We are here to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That is our promise, and we do this every day with great passion and energy.
Are you interested in leading product development, change, and improvements keeping the consumer and the business in focus? Right now, we are looking for a new Product Design Developer to Range Area Bed & Bath textiles.
As a Product Design Developer, you lead the product development from idea to a final product, ready to meet our customers. Together with a multifunctional team of specialists, you will secure that our products fulfil all the five dimensions of Democratic Design (form, function, sustainability, low price, and quality). Together, you will co-create the final home furnishing product, through a customer centric approach, by engaging the full capabilities of the value chain to deliver products with unique IKEA identity.
As a Product Design Developer,you will:
Lead product development projects with both vision and action, delivering to a profitable business and to our goals
Transform the knowledge of life at home to insights on product level
When applicable, utilize existing platforms, shared solutions, standard colors and materials to design for the lowest price possible
Identify and enable stories of the product design development to be used in communication
Contribute in creating a high performing project team built on trust
Take part in creating the Range and Portfolio plan
You will work in close collaboration with other project teams within the range area as well as across other range areas at IKEA of Sweden.
We expect you to have a university degree in a design discipline or product development or equivalent knowledge and an extensive knowledge of textile material, product construction and production. You also have several years of experience in working with product design development and range building with an entrepreneurial approach. We see that you are an expert in current trends / movements, colors, materials and customer needs, with the ability to transform this knowledge into the products that have a clear IKEA identity.
You are a great collaborator who enjoys working closely with team members. Someone with the ability to work with conceptual ideas, who can turn these into final solutions and lead the content of the project from start to end, bringing different functions together. You have great communication skills. As you are going to work in an international context, you are fluent in English, both verbal and in written.
As a person, you are curious about the needs and dreams of consumers and their life at home. You get motivated by finding new ways of working. You are energetic, driven and determined, and you enjoy working at a fast pace.
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. Please note that it is required to be located physically in Sweden and working a majority of the week at the office in Älmhult. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact recruiting manager Maria Hegarty at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact People and Culture Recruiter email@example.com.
Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English. The last day to send in your application is 1st October 2023. We look forward to receiving your application.