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Visual Merchandiser - Lakeside

Essex, United Kingdom - Explore location Essex Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Full time

Job description

IKEA More than just a job !!

We are looking to welcome new Visual Merchandising & Activities Co-Workers to our amazing Communication & Interior Design team based in IKEA Lakeside.

You will be passionate about providing inspiring home furnishing solutions for our customers, offering ideas for a single product or a combination of products that will support a convenient shopping experience and improve people’s life at home.

The role is hands on and involves interacting with our customers on the shop floor

Start Date: 14th October 2023
Job will be open for applications until 25th September 2023
Interviews will take place week 3rd October 2023

• Competitive Salary starting at £24,500 per annum based on experience and competence
• Permanent contract working 39 hours a week
• Shifts 7am - 15:30pm. Monday to Friday
• This role will require availability to work occasional late evenings, weekends, nightshift and early morning shifts may be required to support our range changes throughout the year.

Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day, and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family's everyday needs.

• 15% co-worker discount and access to I-Benefits Discount Portal, helping you save £100s on high street retailers.
• Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal.
• X3 Life Assurance, enhanced statutory pension contributions, and interest free loans.
• Holiday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
• A wide range of family-friendly policies and benefits.
• Commitment to your development throughout your IKEA career, starting on your first day.
• Kick up your feet and relax in our co-worker restaurant, with a variety of affordable hot and cold meals and snacks, and free healthy meal options.
• Free on-site co-worker parking.

• You have an education in visual merchandising, industrial design or experience of working as a visual merchandiser, preferably within a home furnishings environment.
• You are able to inspire, motivate and engage people fully to reach set goals, and generate growth and long-term profitability.
• You continually seek new opportunities to make improvements in the way we work and encouraging your team to do the same.
• Challenging your team and yourself in order to strengthen the IKEA Brand and, at the same time, exceed the expectations of customers.
• Knowledge of in design planning software including, AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is preferred but not essential.

• Working with our commercial calendar you will plan, design and execute the vision on the shop floor
• Contribute to position the IKEA store as the first choice for home furnishing in your local market.
• 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.
• Stay updated on trends in home furnishing & retailing to generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression.

It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents.

If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible.

First step, please attach an updated CV & Portfolio with your application so we can get to know you better.

Second Step, If successful on application you will have a pre-screening call where we can get to know you a little.

Third stage, If successful you be invited to attend an assessment day in unit on Tuesday 3rd October, you will meet the team, perform some design tasks and have an interview.

Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many.

IKEA reserves the right to close a job vacancy earlier than originally advertised.

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