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Graphic Designer Group Leader | IKEA | Mall of Arabia (6th of Oct), Egypt

Cairo, Cairo Governorate Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Full Time

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About Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC

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.

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About You

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
  • Degree / Diploma in applied arts, Graphic Design, Visual Arts & Fine Arts
  • 5+ years' experience as a Graphic Designer, ideally in publishing, advertising, marketing or branding companies
  • Must have skills in using sign making equipment and preferably experience in working with MAC graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Visual identity and composition
  • Budget knowledge
  • Ability to come up with smart solutions
  • Basic marketing knowledge and marketing trends
  • Material handling
  • Sustainable mindset
  • Organized and multi-tasker
  • Strong leadership skills

About the Role

You are responsible for securing that the graphic standards that are implemented in the IKEA store are in line with the IKEA manuals.

Key Specific Accountabilities


  • Set goals for communication in the store with Com&In manager according to business calendar

  • Be the custodian to sustainability, customer guidance and ways to shop in the store

  • Plan, implement and follow up all projects in the store based on work briefs developed by Com& In team

  • Deliver high quality graphic solutions throughout the store

  • Ensure that all graphic communication supports the IKEA visual Identity, IKEA trademark and IKEA pricing as described in the IKEA manuals

  • Maintain a high level of know how regarding the software and hardware used to produce all graphic communication

  • Ensure adequate supply of tools and material with environmental awareness


  • Get involved in other projects relating to activities that are carried out in the store.This may include rebuilding business area, based on feedback from range relating to changed priorities, or poor performance of the area.

  • Assist Visual Merchandisers and the Interior Designers as and when required, in projects or activities that are planned for the store

People Management & Development

  • Create plan and goal to have high competency among the team and build a strong team that Is based on teamwork

  • Ensure that all graphic 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.

  • Make sure all graphic designers have been properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs.

  • Be involved in the recruitment of the graphic designers; ensure the vacancies are filled as soon as they arise and the right candidates are hired in the vacant positions

  • Ensure positive results in the employee survey and taking action in the areas where the satisfaction is low

  • Train one GD to become successor


A few more things for you

Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!

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