IKEA of Sweden AB, or IoS, is one of two core units within Range & Supply, and is responsible for developing and determining the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is based in Älmhult – the heart of IKEA and the centre of IKEA range development and supply chain.
The product range – our identity
At Range & Product Development we are enabling outstanding customer value through world class capabilities in design, engineering, innovation and range and product management to strengthen all parts of the IKEA democratic design process. The Innovation team aims to explore and innovate new solutions that strengthen the IKEA range and products, including new product segments and functionality while securing capacities to develop, validate and deploy new revolutionary innovation on the market.
Organisationally you are part of the Intellectual Property team at IKEA at the Innovation Support department and your focus area will be to handle and support work around the growing IKEA patent and design protection portfolios. You will be a central role of the IP team at IKEA.
· An important part of the job is to handle design registration cases, from start – identifying the products to be protected - to end when the protection is filed (the actual filing is handled by external partners).
· You work in close collaboration with the business areas, the legal counsels and the IP team.
· It’s important that you find it exciting and are energized by working in a team with complementing competencies.
· Evaluation and implementation of a new system for handling patent and design registration information and documentation.
· Internal communication and creating awareness of patents and design rights, administration and cost control of patent and design portfolios and other related projects.
We think that you share the IKEA value and culture and enjoy being part of a team as well as having the skills to work independently within own areas of responsibility and that:
· You have experience from working with IP in-house or at a law firm.
· You have an understanding of Intellectual Property, especially patents and design rights, and how it influences the business environment.
· You are comfortable in building relationships with stakeholders at different levels in the organisation, from engineers to management.
· We would also like to see that you have a keen interest in home furnishing.
Furthermore, we see that you have proven knowledge and experience in:
· Confidence to deal with complex situations together with internal and external stakeholders.
· An ability to see the big picture combined with analytical skills and an eye for details
· You take on tasks in a structured way and have a good ability to organize and plan your work. You understand the importance of accuracy and are used to prioritizing, following processes and having a proactive approach.
· Being service minded, having a sense of order and starting your own initiatives
· You communicate freely in English in speech and writing.
We offer a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment where we both give and take responsibility. You will have the chance to grow with us professionally and individually. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with and support stakeholders and colleagues as well as share your knowledge with people in a global and dynamic context.
Please send us your application in English – CV and motivation letter – no later than Nov.19, 2021. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit. 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.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Innovation Support Manager Robert Carleke at [email protected] . If you have questions regarding recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Katie Pettersson on +46 702 99 42 48.
We are looking forward to your application!
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