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 are determined to bring a little bit of Sweden to Mexico.
You work together with your colleagues in the store management team. You lead and manage IKEA Food to fulfill the purpose of our function by building business and people together. You strive towards making people smile while providing irresistible food offers in a welcoming atmosphere that gives our customers a good reason to return again and again.
Ensure we use IKEA Food to initiate activities to maximise the IKEA Store sales potential
You are responsible for implementing the range matrix (global and national) to secure a strong IKEA Food range identity that distinguishes the IKEA store from our competitors on the market
Together with the IKEA Food country management you ensure we have substantially lower prices for each product and for each part of the price and quality ladder in order to enhance the low-price profile of the IKEA store
You have a consistent dialogue with our customers to get continuous feedback about their experiences and act based on their input
Cooperation with the Communication & Interior Design (Com&In) department and the Commercial Activity Leader by actively contributing to all marketing and in-store activities
Supporting the planning and execution of all Swedish Traditions in our IKEA Food Department
Accountability for operating the IKEA Food areas within the IKEA store in accordance with IKEA Quality and Food Safety requirements
Help the IKEA store to be regarded as a great place to work by providing in the co-worker restaurant same high quality of food as in the Customer restaurant for an incredibly low price
Enforcing our operational manuals and routines to create an efficient operation to serve the many Mexicans
Securing a reasonable profit by implementing an efficient goods ordering, goods handling and staff planning
At least 5 years of successful experience in food & beverage operations, food retailing, or hotel and restaurant management
Advanced knowledge of laws and standards regarding ingredients, labelling and supplier certifications (such as ISO)
Extensive knowledge of food production, food safety and HACCP
Ability to read and analyse KPI’s
Clear understanding of the key audits and follow up tools
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
Fluent in English
Ability to evaluate Profit &Loss reports
Good knowledge of our local market, including our customers and the strengths and weaknesses of our local competition
Creating and implementing action plans, setting budgets and meeting and following up on goals.
Have a strong interest in the food service industry and working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
Decision-making and problem-solving ability
Ability to lead change and make things happen
Ability to organise, plan and prioritise
Takes responsibility and can delegate when necessary
Ability to lead and develop people to excellence in performance
Communicates well with others and can influence and cooperate with different functions
Ability to see how IKEA Food contributes to increasing the overall performance of an IKEA store
This position is based in Mexico City and offers a rare opportunity to be part of the establishment of IKEA in a whole new market. You will get a chance to push boundaries and influence the direction of IKEA in Mexico. All as part of a caring and open culture where we live our values, work hard, have fun and operate with a long-term perspective. Because here opportunities arise and growth follows.