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.
Lead and inspire the store communication & Interior design team to use knowledge of IKEA home furnishing and people's life at home to grow the business.
Partner with the store manager to stimulate and increase interest in home furnishing for all co-workers in the store.
Be the creative leader by initiating and facilitating workshops to generate creative directions. Secure vitality and seasonality in the store by creating and implementing a store commercial calendar together with the store management team.
Lead the store communication & Interior design team in securing relevant and inspiring range presentation solutions, an optimal store layout and effective and efficient store communication that builds the IKEA Brand and distances IKEA retailers from the competition.
Secure that the store commercial team has the right understanding of store layout, range presentation and store communication thereby contributing to the work method for range presentation.
Contribute with knowledge of people's life at home and consumer shopping behavior in the creation and implementation of the store business plan.
Based on the national competence development plan, identify current and future business needs in order to recruit, develop and retain a high performing and passionate store communication & Interior design team.
Lead and challenge the communication & Interior design team to constantly take actions that exploit commercial opportunities both in the short and long term.
Extensive experience of working in a design-orientated role (interior design, graphic design, visual merchandising and/or store planning).
Possess a design-based education.
Experienced in managing, inspiring, leading and developing people and creative processes in a changing environment.
Experienced in visually expressing the brand identity of a company.
Visual competence, including a keen eye for aesthetics.
Proven customer-focused mindset.
Demonstrate clear communication and coaching skills, i.e. the ability to explain verbally concepts and visual interpretation.
Set and implement action plans, set expectations, provide clear direction and follow up goals.
Proven ability to prioritise and organise work and the work of others in order to make the most efficient use of time available and meet agreed goals and deadlines.