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.
About the job
The IKEA Retail Build up Leader is responsible for achieving the project objectives according to the specific project brief for commercial planning compilation and revision of one or several retail expansion projects. He/She is also responsible for contributing to activities and continuously improving the way of working in retail and expansion.
IKEA Retail Build up Leader will report to Retail Project Leader. The scope is to include securing timely and proper coordination of commercial planning compilation and revision by working closely with the IKEA Establishment Manager, Fit Out Companies and Store Management team. He/She is responsible for the Fit Out and Services aspects of the project, dimensioning, pre-project planning for fit out and procurement, operational cost, safety requirements and coordination and build-up of new IKEA store project.
IKEA Retailing experience, ideally in a management role with store background.
Have an understanding of technical engineering and ability to read technical drawings
IKEA know-how related to tools, methods and processes of expansion project management, store design, store establishment, commercial planning and construction
Great at building strong working relationships
Good communication and influencing skills
Excellent planning, organisational and co-ordination skills
Computer literacy including main MS-Office applications and expansion project related applications (where applicable)