Job Opportunity in Egypt at IKEA: Interior Design Group Leader 2020

Deadline : 14 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: Al Futtaim

Study level: Undergraduate

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Job Opportunity in Egypt at IKEA: Interior Design Group Leader 2020

Al Futtaim is looking for a talented Interior Design Group Leader to join the team and work at IKEA in the Mall of Arabia in Egypt for 2020. You are responsible to plan, implement Com-In related projects mainly in the showroom, but also at the entrance, IKEA restaurant and all SSA. Through the projects done by the team, 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:

Commercial:

  1. Responsible for designing room setting for the store. The various parameters that team has to take into account in designing the room sets include the brief relating to the “style group” and “Living Situation” as well as the sales priorities regarding articles that need to be focused on.
  2. Prepare a balance roomsetting matrix putting into consideration living situation, style expression, thermometer & commercial aspects
  3. 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.
  4. Knowledgeable about current market trends, fashion and social trends relating to home furnishing and interior designs.
  5. Ensure that the room setting are maintained in an “as new” condition all the time. To meet this objective, the team is required to make daily checks of the rooms and carry out regular maintenance work. The room setting should always reflect the standard set by IKEA for display
  6. Design and implements the changes in the restaurant interiors as and as per business calendar agreement and with agreement with Store Manager and the Restaurant Manager when required
  7. Design and makes changes in the office interiors as and when required also according to the business calendar and commercial calendar. The primary idea is to make the work area a pleasant environment for the staff and representative of the IKEA way.

Operational:

  1. Aligned with the different activities and launches in line with business and commercial calendar and aligned with Activity leader
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Assist Visual Merchandisers as and when required, in projects or activities that are planned for the store

People Management and Development:

  1. 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.
  2. Make sure all IDs have been properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs.
  3. 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.
  4. Ensure positive results in the employee survey and taking action in the areas where the satisfaction is low.
  5. Coach one ID to be become their successor.

Qualifications:

  1. 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. 
  2. You have the commercial and visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics. 
  3. You want to lead, inspire and build a strong team. 
  4. You want to create a better life for many individuals at their homes.
  5. Live and share the IKEA values every day.
  6. Bachelor's Degree in Interior Designing, Architecture, Product Design, Applied Arts or Fine Arts.
  7. 3--5 years’ experience within the Communication & Interior Design department in one or more IKEA stores or relevant experience in Interior Design firm.
  8. Proficient in Autocad, Sketchup and Revit.
  9. Deep interest in and highly developed knowledge of home furnishings and the way people live.
  10. Project management and store layout experience.
  11. Knowledge about IKEA store equipment.
  12. Creative, commercial and visual expert.
  13. Knowing trends and understanding local market.
  14. Functional thinking, Independent, confident and creative.
  15. Strong leadership skills and can manage the ID team.

More about Al Futtaim:

Al-Futtaim’s family business traces its origins back to the 1930s on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a trailblazer for innovative trading concepts designed to enrich lifestyles. Today, Al-Futtaim is present in 29 countries, represents over 200 companies spanning the automotive, finance, retail, and real estate industries, and it is now 42,000 people strong. Currently spanning the automotive, finance, retail, and real estate industries, Al-Futtaim’s diverse and far-reaching portfolio of brands and companies are ever-present in people’s lives, from the shores of Singapore to the sands of the UAE.

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