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 To lead, develop and inspire the communication & Interior design team and other functions in the store in increasing the home furnishing interest of the many people and creating demand for home furnishing solutions and know how in the local market. Accountable for the store layout, range presentation and store communication thereby contributing to positioning the IKEA brand as the leader in life at home.
Lead and manage a team of Interior Design co-workers and over all secure our uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation and home furnishing solutions in room settings, homes, vignettes and sales support areas.
Be responsible for gathering and arrange co-worker team and the other stake holder for home visit interview, plan in secure time , cost and quality through out the work process. Over all secure the life at home has been apply into locally relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed customer expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way.
Actively support in the development of the department action plan with interior design initiatives that are focused on growing the business and support long-term profitability and execute agreed plans together with the Com&In team and other functions.
Responsible of preparation for measuring performance interior design part /related functional review points in order to identify improvement areas and using the details follow up and learning to improve the team.
Secure that interior designers team execute home furnishing solutions with high quality, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency using global tools and best practices.
Be responsible for the recruitment and competence development of Interior Design co-workers and secure successor planning by constantly searching for potential candidates.
Act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and ensure the Interior Design co-workers understand the impact of Com&In actions on the financial results.
Ensure the team always keep visitors in mind, disruption is minimized and communicate changes when working on the shop floor.
Actively contribute in the national Interior Design network and share national directions and global tools with the Interior Design co-workers in the stores.
Plan and support the related home furnish range presentation and other related project-resources throughout the organization withoutlosing their own Com &In store capacity.
You have at least 5 years of extensive experience of working in a design-orientated role (interior design, graphic design, visual merchandising and/or store planning).
Managerial experience of interior design in a retail environment.
You are passionate about home furnishing, design and how people live at home.
Ability to identify and combine commercial, aesthetic and practical skills.
You are good in project management, multi-tasking and with an eye for details.
You have experience managing a specialist team in ensuring timely delivery of the project timelines
Living the IKEA values, you lead by example and is willing to be hands-on in supporting the business.