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Communication & Interior Design Manager - Store

Aş Şabāḩīyah, Muḩāfaz̧at al Aḩmadī - Tutki sijaintia Sisustussuunnittelu & visuaalinen markkinointi Kokoaikainen

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Company description

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 affordable prices . We are part of IKEA Al-Homaizi Limited, operating in three countries - Kuwait, Jordan, and Morocco.

Our keywords are Home, People, Happiness, Development, Leadership, Inclusion & Diversity, All with Passion!

Join us to bridge your dreams and unique ideas within an organization that believes in People !


Job description

We are looking for a leader who can speak home furnishing?

If it’s a language you understand, pull up a chair and let’s talk.  

 

ABOUT THE JOB

This challenging position of Store Communication & Interior Design manager calls for a talented person who can lead and inspire a team. Your task is to maximise the impact of the IKEA store as a retail medium that converts visitors into satisfied customers, and stimulates repeated visits by presenting the IKEA range in a way that is attractive and relevant to the local market. You do this through your deep knowledge and passion for peoples’ life at home and expert home furnishing competence.

 A day in your life with us:

  • Contributing to positioning the IKEA store as the first choice for home furnishing in your local market.
  • Using the richness of the IKEA product range to show many relevant, functional, beautiful, sustainable and affordable solutions in different distinct styles.
  • Visualising the uniqueness of the IKEA offer to distance us from the competition.
  • Securing the use of the interior design layout as a commercial tool to plan and implement commercial strategies throughout the store.
  • Recruiting, developing and leading your team by encouraging open, constructive and honest two-way feedback.
  • Lead and inspire the store Com&In team to use knowledge of IKEA home furnishing and people's life at home to grow the business.
  • Secure sales and margin targets for the store with the commercial team.
  • Partner with the store manager to stimulate and increase interest in home furnishing for all co-workers in the store.
  • Take an active part in creating the IKEA store business plan and use the country business plan.
  • Be the creative leader by initiating and facilitating workshops to generate creative directions.
  • Secure vitality and seasonality in the store by creating and implementing a store commercial calendar together with the store management team.
  • Secure with the management team all reviews for the unit (Commercial, Concept, Growth reviews)
  • Contribute with knowledge of people's life at home and consumer shopping behaviour in the creation and implementation of the store business plan.
  • Ensure budget control and cost consciousness.
  • Assure that systems and methods provided in the IKEA concept documentation are implemented in areas of responsibilities.
  • Lead and challenge the Com&In team to constantly take actions that identify commercial opportunities both in the short- and long term.

Qualification
  • A design-based educational qualification and a solid background of working in a design-oriented role.
  • Strong passion, curiosity and understanding of home furnishing and people’s everyday life at home.
  • Acting as an inspiring and motivating leader who can engage people fully in reaching goals, generating growth and long-term profitability.
  • Setting and implementing action plans and budgets.
  • Continually seeking opportunities to make improvements in the way we work and encouraging your team to do the same.
  • Challenging your team and yourself in order to strengthen the IKEA offer and exceed customer expectations
  • Proven customer-focused mindset. Demonstrate clear communication and coaching skills, i.e. the ability to explain verbally concepts and visual interpretation.
  • Set and implement action plans, set expectations, provide clear direction and follow up goals.
  • Proven ability to prioritise and organise work and the work of others in order to make the most efficient use of time available and meet agreed goals and deadlines.
  • Communicate confidently and clearly in English.
  • Experience of problem solving.

More Information

A few more details for you

This position is full-time and is located in Kuwait. Some travel may be required. 

Please send your  CV in English and tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.