No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
About Al-Futtaim IKEA
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
You have the ability to prioritize and organize work and the work of others in order to make the most efficient use of time available. You have the commercial and visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics. You want to lead, inspire and build a strong team. You want to create a better life for many individuals at their homes.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:
Live and share the IKEA values every day
Bachelor's Degree in Interior Designing, Architecture, Product Design, Applied Arts or Fine Arts
5 years’ experience relevant experience in Interior Design firm
Proficient in Autocad, Sketchup and Revit
Deep interest in and highly developed knowledge of home furnishings and the way people live
Project management and store layout experience
Knowledge about IKEA store equipment
Creative, commercial and visual expert
Knowing trends and understanding local market
Functional thinking, Independent, confident and creative
Strong leadership skills and can manage the ID team
About the role
You are responsible to plan, implement Com-In related projects mainly in the showroom, but also at the entrance, IKEA restaurant and staff area. Through the projects done, the Scandinavian identity of the company is conveyed, as well as the IKEA product range and the IKEA business idea is communicated to customers to achieve the commercial goals of the business.
Key Specific Accountabilities:
Responsible for designing room sets for the store. The various parameters that JH has to take into account in designing the room sets include the brief relating to the “style group” OR “Living Situation” as well as the sales priorities regarding articles that need to be focused on.
Develop the set right from the floor plan drawn to scale, deciding on interiors and upon receiving approval from the Com-In Manager and the Sales Manager, building the set with Assistance of carpenters.
Be knowledgeable about current market trends, fashion and social trends relating to home furnishing and interior designs.
Ensure that the room sets are maintained in an “as new” condition all the time. To meet this objective the JH is required to make daily checks of the sets and carry out regular maintenance work, such as replacing worn out or dirty carpets, changing fused light bulbs, replacing items that are out of stock in the store or replacing items that have picked up from the display by customers. The room sets should always reflect the slanders set by IKEA for display
Design and implements the changes in the restaurant interiors as and when required by the Store Manager and the Restaurant Manager.
Design and makes changes in the office interiors as and when requested to do so. The primary idea is to make the work area a pleasant environment for the staff and representative of the IKEA way.
Aligned with the different activities and launches in line with business and commercial calendar and aligned with Activity leader
Changes are done to highlight the new or the activity related articles that the sales want to push, or even in case of giving boost to products that are not performing well and need to be displayed in an inspirational way
Get involved in other projects relating to activities that are carried out in the store from time to time. This may include rebuilding business area, based on feedback from range relating to changed priorities, or poor performance of the area.
Assist Visual Merchandisers as and when required, in projects or activities that are planned for the store
People Management & Development
Ensure that all Interior designers have receive the necessary training in safety and security aspects related to the use of this equipment, so they are able to follow the rules and regulations and prevent accidents.
Make sure all IDs have been properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs.
Be involved in the recruitment of the interior designers; ensure the vacancies are filled as soon as they arise and the right candidates are hired in the vacant positions.
Ensure positive results in the employee survey and taking action in the areas where the satisfaction is low.
Coach one ID to be become their successor
A few more things for you
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