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Food Quality Engineer

Food Quality Engineer




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Working at the IKEA Group means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with 155,000 co-workers and operations in 43 countries, but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it! At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.

We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities at IKEA. Our co-workers are encouraged to try different roles, and many change between functions and countries several times in their careers. You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals. We believe in every co-worker’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, take a look at our different roles and available jobs.


We are currently looking for a Food Quality Engineer to join our IKEA India team in Bangalore



Contribute to growth by increasing quality of the range and the total quality perception of IKEA Food



Secure all product quality related issues within a given range.



  • Clarify product specification with suppliers and stakeholders, and secure compliance of specification in production process.

  • Secure that product quality requirements are fulfilled.

  • Continuously contribute to the development of IKEA Food business.

  • Initiate and lead quality improvement projects.

  • Act proactively to prevent quality deviations and initiate adequate actions when deviations occur.

  • Create product risk assessments.

  • Follow up on customer experienced quality perception and initiate actions when needed.

  • Secure supplier compliance to food safety requirements.

  • Secure suppliers produce and sell according to local laws and regulations, e.g. permits/certifications.



  • Work experience from Quality in the food industry/business, fresh and frozen industry experience preferred.

  • Knowledge around food safety, quality and laws & standards.

  • Very good knowledge of production processes and technologies.

  • Knowledge of audit and assessment techniques and analysis of suppliers working methods and performance

  • University degree in the area of food.

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.

  • Lead by example in accordance with the Leadership capabilities, IKEA Concept and IKEA values to promote the IKEA Culture.

  • Energy, drive and commitment to deliver better products and services for our stakeholders, users and the many people

  • Interest and drive to find common interests and agenda, to build trust and partnership to reach common goals.

  • Genuinely interested in understanding the reality of production and continuous improvements

  • Act with a sense of urgency without compromising quality

  • Passion in Food business.



  • Problem solving approach

  • Accuracy and eye for details

  • Structured

  • Capability to build trust and relationships, in order to build long-term business partnership

  • Ability to lead business with a holistic view; always act with the Customer, Supplier, Total IKEA and Total Cost Development in mind.

  • Ability to motivate & lead colleagues and suppliers and to lead projects and implementation to secure product quality and customer satisfaction for a reasonable price

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems with a holistic view; always act with the costumer, supplier and total IKEA in mind

  • Share and live IKEA values and IKEA Code of Conduct.



  • Food safety certificate connected to supplier

  • Claims and claims handling

  • Actions for production improvements

  • Actions for quality improvements



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