•You are an inspiring and motivating leader who is passionate about fashion, design and home furnishing trends, able to reflect the IKEA identity and create visual impact in all commercial, sales support and co-worker areas. •You love challenges and together with your team you are willing to further strengthen the IKEA brand and exceed the expectations of our customers. •You have at least 5 years of managerial experience in Interior Design or visual merchandising in a retail environment preferably home furnishing sector. •You have a broad knowledge of trends that influence home furnishing, retail design and communication to gain insight to a more appealing products’ presentation for customers as well as of how to steer the customers to the right product or service for their needs. •You are capable to lead while communicating in an inspirational way with IKEA tone of voice combined with a strong aptitude to share creative ideas, concepts and solutions. •You can apply abstract design concepts and guidelines to develop inspiring home furnishing ideas creating vitality throughout the store.
•Be responsible for translating customers’ insights into relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed all customers’ expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way. •Maintain deep and up-to-date knowledge about home furnishing, retailing and trends to implement high-quality, simple, cost-effective and efficient furnishing solutions. •Actively support in the development of the department’s action plan with interior design initiatives that are focused on business growth and long-term profitability. •Ensure that the team constantly keeps customers in mind, minimizes any inconvenience and communicates necessary information that will stimulate life at home interest and drive the home furnishing movement. •Actively cooperate with all key stakeholders within commercial and beyond and be responsible for adapting interior design solutions for market and unit specific needs to create a better everyday life for the many people. •Lead and manage the interior design team through planning, coaching and coordinating interior design activities in order to create the store showroom matrix that reflects a wide variety of styles, living situations and price levels that provide distinctive visual impressions.
Together as a team
Our team is the voice of IKEA. We use words, pictures and videos to tell the story about IKEA, to build our brand and inspire people with our offer. We bounce ideas back and forth, we challenge each other and we are crazy passionate about communication. Of course we’re also the ones who make sure to keep all our fellow co-workers informed, engaged and connected in a constantly changing business environment.
Just So You Know
In the IKEA world, this position is officially referred to as: Interior Design Manager
Full-time: 40 hours / week
Day Shift: Monday to Friday from 7am to 3:30pm (Occasional Evenings and Weekend shifts will be required)
Salary: $55,000 / Year + Benefits (Starting pay may be more depending on experience)
Address: 1311 102 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1M3
Internal candidate application deadline: October 3, 2023.
Please note: This position requires the submission of a satisfactory criminal record check. A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position.