The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.
About the job
IKEA for Business (IB) is the B2B arm of IKEA Retail, offering our unique range and concept to professional customers within office furnishing, residential developments, kindergartens/schools, hotels, and other market segments. In your role as Interior Designer, you will be part of the central IB Interior Design team, providing design services to all countries in SEAMEX.
Support the Design Manager to establish a set of standardized interior designs for office interiors, which can subsequently form the base for interior design recommendations and offers to specific clients, with least possible customization. In support of Sales, provide interior decoration proposals for customers across all focus verticals, with the aim to maximize IB sales by offering comprehensive interior-design solutions.
In support of the Design Manager, compile and visualize the IB offers for Offices, organized into style groups, and presented in the form of a set of templated design alternatives.
Respond to customer requests, and provide timely, tailored proposals for interior-design, based on templated design solutions.
Ensure that the company’s competitive advantage within Sustainability is incorporated into the general design proposals, in support of the overall image of IKEA for Business.
Excellent conceptual and practical understanding of IKEA’s profile and range, with strong ability to communicate the IKEA concept to external contacts.
At least 5-year experience in interior design and application of the IKEA range.
Competent knowledge of AutoCad & Sketchup.
Able to produce 3D renders of interior designs (VRay, Lumion, etc).
Understanding and commitment to company Culture and Values, with strong ability to convey these directly and indirectly through own way of being.
Fluent in verbal and written English.
Alignment with IKEA’s Sustainability strategy, and knowledge of how to communicate principles in the offerings.
Positive personality. A fair, honest and trustworthy with excellent interpersonal skills, strong commercially creative sense, and a good sense of humour.
Self-reliant with proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Enthusiastic, with strong desire to be part of a positive and challenging environment.
Supportive to others, keen to share knowledge and learning with others in the organization, and to go the extra mile as part of an ambitious team.