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 priorities and organize own work in order to make the most efficient use of time available. You have the ability to work in a fast retail environment. You are driven to exceed goals and possess a desire to improve ways of working. You have interest for home furnishing, people life at home, and the IKEA range.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:
Live and share the IKEA values every day.
Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
5+ years in a similar role and advantage of working in Facility Management or Hotel industry.
Preventive Maintenance experience gained in Operations ideally in Facility Management high rise buildings or Hotel industry or home furnishing experience.
Strong MEP diagnostic knowledge in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Civil, CCTV, Fire Alarms systems, BMS systems, house keeping, etc
Strong leadership, administrative and management skills.
Proven commitment to high quality service execution and store standard operating procedures within limited time frames
Good written and verbal English
Confident in approaching and communicating clearly with different people in various situations.
Thoroughness & Attention to Detail
About the role
You are responsible to assist in maintaining the IKEA Store and to keep facilities in a safe operating condition, maintaining a preventative maintenance program and resolving immediate operational and/or safety concerns. Support the operations department ensuring that customers are provided with the highest possible service level (in line with IKEA standards) to achieve the pre-defined yearly sales targets. Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Key specific accountabilities:
Be aware of the condition of IKEA property and immediately initiate actions to correct unsafe conditions.
Schedule and perform routine preventative maintenance on all appropriate equipment.
Assist with the preparation of detailed specification for all premises work carried out by external contractors.
Liaise on a daily basis with all external contractors working on the IKEA store.
Help develop and implement the IKEA stores contractor management procedures and ensure all contractors undertaking work on the premises are adequately briefed.
Monitor the observance of health & safety routines by the IKEA maintenance department and external contractors.
Diagnose and perform routine maintenance and repair involving the following on a daily basis:
Gain knowledge of inventory levels of spare parts & consumables and replenish when necessary.
Review and monitor daily and monthly KPIs and analyse reports on various measurable factors against benchmarked figures (i.e. manpower productivity, etc). Working with the team to create meaningful actions to achieve agreed goals.
Controlling costs through working in a lean, simple, cost-conscious way using good examples and solutions, and encouraging the team and colleagues to discover more effective ways of working.
People Management and Development
Staff training and development. Ascertain that all of the maintenance team are competently trained on all preventative and reactive maintenance issues within the store.
Scheduling for the maintenance department. Create and submit a schedule for the maintenance department based on the coverage needed for peak and non-peak sales day. Plan annual leave for the department based on the commercial calendar.
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Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!
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