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Health, Safety & Maintenance Manager | IKEA | Dubai Festival City, UAE

Dubai Health & Safety Full Time

Job description

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.

About You

You are a passionate and dynamic person ready for a bigger scope of responsibility. You want to lead, inspire and build a strong team. You want to create a better life for many individuals at their homes.

What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • High School / Trade School Graduate
  • 3+ experience in health & safety, security and maintenance in a management capacity
  • Proven track record in HSE
  • Retail background is favourable, IKEA experience is preferred
  • Strategic Planning and Analytical Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Strong leadership skills

About the Role
You are responsible for 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.  You support the CRM 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. You conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Key Specific Accountabilities:

  • Initiate proactive HSE measures to ensure customer and co-worker safety in the store.
  • Secure that the security demands of Al Futtaim, IKEA, local legal rules and demands put up by the insurance companies are achieved via a systematic security procedures.
  • Implement waste management and cost saving initiatives, whilst maintaining IKEA’s market reputation for sustainability.
  • Responsible for maintenance of technical areas including all LV/HV rooms, DB’s & SMDB’s, FAHU, HVAC, AHU, UPS, FCU, VFD systems, Appliances, travellators, escalators & elevators, Phone systems, PA systems, Fire prevention, sprinkler systems & fire alarm, BMS system, and attenuation tanks, storm drains & drainage systems.
  • Negotiate with third party suppliers and contractors ratifying contracts for CCTV, cleaning, security and safety related products.
  • Ensure Store Emergency Drills are carried out.
  • Manage Annual Maintenance Calendar.
  • Support the Duty Manager training for Crisis Management.


  • Gain knowledge of inventory levels of all maintenance consumables, personal protective equipment and spare parts 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
  • Control 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

  • Conduct assessments of co-workers HSE competence and act accordingly based on the results.
  • Manpower planning. Prepare plans, set productivities and supervise the maintenance team to ensure highest levels of work efficiency within the budgeted productivities, motivation and control all the budgeted cost.
  • 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.
  • Conduct Performance development reviews and develop/create action plans based on the outcomes for the HSM team

A few more things for you

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

We are here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

Before you click, “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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