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Visual Merchandiser

Batu Kawan, Penang Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Full Time

Job description

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 prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job description

To create inspiring store solutions for an easy and convenient shopping experience and increasing vitality by translation deep knowledge about consumer buying behavior, store layout, range presentation and local market knowledge thereby contributing to positioning the IKEA brand in the local market as the home furnishing specialist and the IKEA store as an up-to-date and innovative destination that always offers something new.

Your assignment 

  • Use visual merchandising competence to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation solutions in the store by working with store layout, range presentation and vitality. 
  • Actively contribute to the department action plan with initiatives that will grow the business and support long-term profitability and execute the agreed plans in close co-operation with other functions. 
  • Use the knowledge of people's needs and dreams in the local market to plan and implement relevant, inspiring, affordable and commercial range presentation solutions that reflect a wide variety of styles, price levels, meet the many individual tastes and exceed our visitor's expectations. 
  • Keep visitors in mind when working on the shop floor, minimise disruption and remain aware at all times of the importance of safety and the visual impact for visitors.  Respect routines and responsibilities, work together with the Com&In team and other functions, act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and understand the impact of actions on the financial results.
  • Secure high quality, simplicity, efficiency and cost consciousness in planning and implementing all range presentation solutions by applying national directions and using global tools, proven solutions and best practices.
  • Actively contribute to gathering insights about store layout and range presentation and translating this knowledge into relevant and inspiring store solutions that will support a convenient shopping experience and reflect the local needs of life at home.
  • Stay up to date with knowledgeable about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression


Your profile 

  • A design-based education.   
  • Visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics.   
  • Customer-focused mindset. 
  • Ability to generate new ideas and concepts. 
  • A passion for home furnishing, retailing, design and how people live at home. 
  • Ability to draw, visualise and present an idea. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment. 
  • Enthusiastic about assignments and working with others in a team. 
  • Good attention to detail. Practical hands-on approach to work. 
  • Good communication skills in English. 
  • Experience of working with visual merchandising in a retail environment.  
  • Passionate about home furnishing with able to do planning, implementation and improvement of range presentation Computer proficiency i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), AutoCad.

More Information

Please apply by 30-JUN-2019