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IKEA Jurong - Graphics Communication Specialist

Singapore - Explore location Marketing & Communication Full Time

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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.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

As a Graphic Communication Specialist, you will inspire and develop competence in store communication that completes and amplifies the shopping experience and range presentation through IKEA visual and verbal identity thereby contributing to building consumers’ perception of the IKEA brand in the local market as unique and consistent.

Your Assignment

  • Inspire and challenge store graphic communication co-workers to develop their graphic communication competence and all store communication. strengthen the uniqueness and consistency of the IKEA identity in store communication.
  • Manage the process of creating and providing store communication that conveys the benefits of the IKEA concept, completes and enhances range presentation using proven solutions, recommended principles, guidelines and national directions.
  • Implement and manage store communication strategies and solutions that support a convenient shopping experience using knowledge about life at home and shopping behaviour in the local market.
  • Actively support the development and execution of the store business plan and department action plan with store communication initiatives that are focused on growing the business and supporting long-term profitability.
  • Transfer deep knowledge and competence about store communication in working together with the Com&In team and other store functions through exploiting commercial opportunities and understanding the impact of these actions on the financial results.
  • Contribute actively in the network of store graphic communicators and share proven solutions with strong follow up to make strategic decisions to achieve commercial results.
  • Coach and support store graphic communication co-workers competence in securing high standards of visual balance and consistency, quality and simplicity, cost-efficiency and sustainability in producing and implementing all store communication.
  • Constantly up-to-date knowledge about home furnishing, graphic communication and retail design trends in order to support store graphic communication leaders in trainings and creative directions for the growth of graphic communication competence across the store.
  • Establish an open, collaborative working relationship with all functions in the store through transfer of knowledge based on regional guidelines and the IKEA visual and verbal identity.

Qualification
  • You have at least 3 years of Graphic Designing experience in the retail industry. You possess any higher
  • education in graphic communication design, media and typography.
  • You are computer proficient with extensive experience of using graphic design software (Adobe Creative
  • Suite) and production tools, e.g. printers, pre-press production and print techniques.
  • You have a deep passion, curiosity and understanding of home furnishing and people’s everyday life at
  • home.
  • You have a practical hands-on approach to your responsibilities and the ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • You have the desire to seek out opportunities that improve the way we work, thereby minimising financial and environmental costs.
  • Good in explaining concepts through verbal and visual interpretation with attention to details.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

More Information

Please apply by 08 October 2021.