• Ability to understand the Japanese market and Life at Home. • Significant experience of working as an interior designer. • Experience gained as a management team member and leading leaders/managers. • Proven success in leading creative processes and creating a trustful environment. • Visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics. • Proven customer-focused mindset. • Demonstrate clear communication skills, i.e. the ability to explain verbally concepts and visual interpretation. • Ability to prioritize and organize work and the work of others in order to make the most efficient use of time available and meet agreed goals and deadlines. • You are an inspiring and motivating leader, who can engage people fully to reach set goals, and generate growth and long-term profitability. • You are able to challenge your team and yourself, in order to strengthen the IKEA Brand and at the same time exceed the expectations of customers. • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English.
****Must be currently located in Japan****
• Lead and manage a team of Interior Design co-workers and inspire and challenge them to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation and home furnishing solutions in room settings, homes, vignettes and sales support areas. • Be responsible for gathering and translating insights from home visit interviews into locally relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed customer expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way. • Lead a team of Interior Design co-workers in creating the store Showroom matrix that reflects a wide variety of styles, living situations and price levels that create a good tempo with distinct visual impressions. • Secure that interior designers execute home furnishing solutions with high quality, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency using global tools and best practices. • Maintain deep and up-to-date knowledge about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to support the Communications & Interior Design manager to facilitate workshops that generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with strong visual impressions. • Actively support in the development of the department action plan with interior design initiatives that are focused on growing the business and support long-term profitability and execute agreed plans together with the Communications & Interior Design team and other functions. • Be responsible for the recruitment and competence development of Interior Design co-workers and secure successor planning by constantly searching for potential candidates. • Contributing to positioning the IKEA store as the first choice for home furnishing in your local market.
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
Store Interior Design Manager Full timer (40 hour/week)
Where others see home furnishing products, we see smart solutions to create a better everyday life. With a great deal of passion, imagination and brainstorming we turn colours, textiles and furniture into inspiring environments that excite, engage and convince IKEA visitors that they can do it too!
Diversity is a key to success; diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.
IKEA Japan would like to explore together. If you have a passion for this position, please don’t hesitate to apply!
Let’s get closer to our vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people” together!