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 generate new ideas and concepts. You have a passion for home furnishing, retailing, design and how people live at home. You are able to draw, visualise and present ideas. You have the ability to work in a fast retail environment. You are enthusiastic about assignments and working with others in a team.
What's more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:
Live and share the IKEA values every day
Education: Degree in Interior Design or Architecture
Computer proficient with knowledge and experience of using relevant software (e.g. AutoCad).
Experience of working with interior design in a retail environment.
Retail and home furnishing experience
Visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics.
Ability to generate new ideas and concepts.
A passion for home furnishing, retailing, design and how people live at home.
Able to draw, visualise and present ideas.
Entusiastic about assignments and working with others in a team.
Good attention to detail.
Practical hands-on approach to work.
Must have valid UAE Driving License.
Must have Design presentation skills.
Good communication skills in English & preferably Native Arabic Speaker.
About the role
You are responsible for creating relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that contribute to positioning the IKEA Brand in the local market as the leader in life at home.
Key Specific Accountabilities:
Use home furnishing competence to create home furnishing solutions in room settings, homes, vignettes and sales support areas that reflect the IKEA identity.
Actively contribute in the gathering of insights from home visit interviews and translating this knowledge into locally relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed customer expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way.
Contribute to the creation of a Showroom matrix that reflects a wide variety of styles, living situations and price levels to create a good tempo with distinct visual impressions.
Secure high quality, simplicity, efficiency and cost consciousness when planning and implementing all range presentation solutions using global tools and best practices.
Stay up to date and knowledgeable about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to contribute in workshops to generate creative ideas.
Contribute to the content of the department action plan with initiatives that will grow the business and support long-term profitability and execute the agreed plans together with the Com&In team and other functions.
Respect routines and responsibilities, work together with Com&In team and other functions, act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and understand the impact of your actions on the financial results.
Keep visitors in mind when working on the shop floor, ensure disruption is minimised and stay aware of the importance of safety and the visual impact for visitors at all times.
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