PRODUCT DEVELOPER (Älmhult, SE)
We are looking to connect with people for future opportunities as Product Developer for the development of the IKEA range. Someone who have a great eye for trends, aesthetics and know how to lead projects and teams with a good business sense and great insights in the needs and dreams of our customers. Today and tomorrow.
The Product Developer is at the heart of the IKEA Democratic Design idea: developing a great home furnishing offer through form, function, sustainability, low price and quality with a holistic and customer centric view.


The product developer is responsible for:
– Leading the Product Development process
– Developing and managing a profitable and high performing range in the designated product area
– Leading the design process in close cooperation with the designers, and securing IKEA identity in each product
– Challenging the existing points of view and drive creativity and innovation
– Responsible for involving and optimizing cross-functional competencies and stakeholders in the development team
– Communicating the strategic and the operational status of the development process with all stakeholders
– Optimizing the IKEA total value chain possibilities through developing on the home-, factory- and store floor
– Securing that our product offer is based on knowledge and research about life at home
– Translating relevant strategies and business needs in to objectives

To be successful in this role, you must have:
– Extensive knowledge of, and experience in product and business development
– Ability to lead creative processes and cooperate effectively with designers, specialists, consumers and suppliers
– Ability to work with conceptual ideas, and also able to bring these into final solutions
– Solid IKEA knowledge, or the willingness to acquire quickly, and comprehend the IKEA idea of creating a better everyday life for the many
– Passion & deep knowledge about life at home and customer needs
– Ability to explore different perspectives, be innovative and be comfortable in the unknown
– A constant urge to improve, develop, change and influence
– A truly curious and courageous mind-set
– Fluency in English, bot spoken and written
– Preferably a Design education at BA or MA level

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