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 business development teams with specialist knowledge regarding packaging requirement and follow up implementation of agreed activities for the Categories, in the PLA
Support implementation of packaging working methods throughout the categories and at suppliers
Verify Compliance to P-0010 and PRG-0019 for the Categories, in each PLA
Responsible as super user of DWP
Support accurate data quality in packaging related IT-systems e.g. DWP in Categories and at suppliers
Secure packaging competence in the categories and at suppliers, by knowledge sharing and facilitating relevant trainings
Lead packaging and packing related projects with suppliers and within IKEA to support the business needs
Support Packing Line efficiency assessments & participate in efficiency projects by providing inputs and recommendations on packaging solutions based on packing line efficiency analysis to Packaging Solution Engineer and Packaging Development Engineer
Support business development teams in handling Packaging related deviations (e.g. Q-Alarms, Claims, deviation reports from Distribution Centres, quality deviations for CB & PP delivered by packaging sub-suppliers)
Contribute to continuous development of Packaging in IKEA, by cooperating with Packaging Development Engineers in relation to Packaging Solutions and with Packaging Development members for development of IOS-P-0010 and by executing global packaging related assignments.
This position needs to travel around China to secure packaging support competence/business development.
Strong growth mindset and entrepreneurship.
Strong communication skill both in English and Chinese as he/she needs to work with many stakeholders including international ones.
Packaging engineering background:
Packaging relevant major and 10 – 15years’ working experience.
We would like this candidate has packaging solution design experience in furnishing industry – manufacturing or design company.
Domestic packaging requirement knowledge/experience will be preferred.
Packaging line – lean or automation experience will be preferred.
Food packaging experience that will be preferred
Very good knowledge of Packaging Material (e.g. Cost drivers, Raw material, Production, Sustainability, and Innovation)
Very good knowledge of IKEA packaging requirements and working methods
Good knowledge of IKEA Packaging Test methods and standards
Good knowledge in efficient packing process: production conditions and supply chain pre- conditions
Knowledge of lean production methods and tools
Knowledge in IKEA Supply Chain (Cost drivers, handling and storage of goods, sales and distribution channels)
Knowledge about ergonomic regulations connected to handling of packages
Knowledge of project management tools
Knowledge of relevant IT tools (Solid Works, Artios CAD, CAPE Pack, Pia, PLUS, DWP etc.)
Motivation & Capabilities
Strive for personal development and eager to actively search for information applying new learning’s in area of expertise
Natural curiosity, combined with a problem solving ability
Genuinely interested in understanding the reality of production and continuous improvement
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
Leadership, high energy and drive to work with and through others both in IKEA and with suppliers to reach common goal.