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IKEA Alexandra - Visual Merchandiser Manager

Singapore - Explore location Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Full Time

Job description

Company description

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.


Job description

About the job

To create inspiring store solutions for an easy and convenient shopping experience and increasing vitality by translating deep knowledge about consumer buying behaviour, store layout, range presentation and local market knowledge thereby contributing to positioning the IKEA brand in the local market as the home furnishing specialist and the IKEA store as an up-to-date and innovative destination that always offers something new.

 Your assignment

  • To inspire and surprise visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA home furnishing offer with strong visual impressions that exceed visitors’ expectations.
  • Lead a team of Visual Merchandising Co-workers in creating relevant, inspiring, affordable and commercial range presentation solutions that reflect a wide variety of styles, price levels, meet many individual tastes and exceed visitor's expectations. 
  • Oversee the timeline and budgets for each project set by the Com&In Manager, ensuring that all assignments are delivered in a cost-conscious and efficient manner
  • Responsible for gathering and translating knowledge of people's needs and dreams in the local market into relevant and inspiring range presentation solutions that support a convenient shopping experience and reflect the local needs of life at home. 
  • Keep up to date and knowledgeable about retailing, home furnishing and trends in order to support the Com&In manager to facilitate workshops that generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression. 
  • Ensure the team always keep visitors in mind, minimise disruption and communicate changes when working on the shop floor. 


Your knowledge, skills and experience include:

  •  Possess at least 5 years of Visual Merchandising or Commercial Display experience with proven ability to visually express the brand identity of a company in a fast-paced environment, preferably from Retail or home furnishing business.
  • Commercially focused, you have strong leadership capabilities in leading the planning and implementation of range presentation solutions, as well as overseeing the daily routines of the team
  • 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
  • Understand life at home in the local market and the outcome of market research, e.g. IKEA Customer Satisfaction Survey, IKEA Brand Capital.

Qualification

. Possess substantial 4-6 years of Visual Merchandising or Commercial Display experience with proven ability to visually express the brand identity of a company in a fast-paced environment, preferably from Retail business

• Passion and knowledge of home furnishing, interior design, retail and communications
• Ability to demonstrate the brand identity in a large space, using the architectural elements of the build to create an aesthetically pleasing environment and support the visual identity
• Ability to prioritise/organise tasks both internal & external source in order to make the most efficient use of time available