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Quality Deviation Specialist, Quality in Supply Chain Operations

Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen - Standort erkunden Qualitätsmanagement Vollzeit


Company description

Our mission in Supply Chain Operations (SCO) is to supply IKEA products to our customers in simple, affordable, sustainable, and excellent way. Whenever our products don’t reach our customers in an excellent way, we, Quality in Supply Chain Operations, take the lead to investigate deviations, connect relevant stakeholders, and mediate the discussions to decide what do we do with the goods in stock, manage the financial implications, and enable to convey learnings into improvements. 

Job description

About the job​​

  • Analyze the reported deviations and order discrepancies, define whether they are valid deviations or not and secure collection of proper documentation for root cause analysis.
  • Identify relevant stakeholders connected to a deviation, initiate dialogue and make available all relevant information for a decision to be made on who was the causing party and what action should be taken with affected goods (in transit and/or stock on hand).
  • Observe patterns and trends in deviations and initiate investigations with concerned stakeholders whenever a recurring problem occurs.
  • Calculate the costs related to a deviation and prepare documents for the financial settlement between the causing party and the owner of the goods.
  • Actively manage the open cases and secure the communication flow among the stakeholders until the resolution can be provided and the case can be closed.
  • Ensure utilization of proper tools and working methods for each specific case and secure alignment within the team.
  • Contribute to the Action Plan activities to secure goals set in line with Quality Direction and Supply Strategy are met.
  • Be an ambassador for quality by actively sharing feedback and lessons learned from cases handled and by collaborating with team members to improve ways of working and reduce deviations.


About you

You bring knowledge of

  • IKEA Supply Chain stakeholders and how they impact quality
  • SCO Quality Direction
  • ways of working with deviations, root cause analysis and claims
  • claim and conflict management
  • reporting and data visualization tools
  • customer needs and expectations regarding quality performance

As a person you are

  • energized by a dynamic environment and navigating through unknown situations
  • finding the best way to solve a problem and looking for long term solutions
  • Setting own or team goals and investing energy and drive in reaching them
  • interacting and collaborating with others. Building trust and partnership to reach common goals
  • continuously learning and sharing knowledge
  • understanding the sense of urgency and a "Quality-First" mindset

More Information

Sounds interesting?

If the above appeals to you, you might be the one we are looking for! 

Submit your application online via our recruitment system SmartRecruiters as soon as possible but latest on October 13th, 2022. If you have questions about the position or regarding the recruitment process, please send us an email through the system and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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