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Visual Merchandising & Activity Manager

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia Diseño de Interiores y Visual Merchandising Jornada completa
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ID de la oferta: REF5028T

Fecha de publicación: 23/04/2024

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

To lead, develop and inspire a team of Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers in creating exciting range presentation solutions that provide an easy and convenient shopping experience, increase vitality and ensuring a clear commercial calendar activities message is throughout store during each launch that will increase the frequency of the visitation in the store 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

  • Lead and manage a team of Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers and inspire and challenge them to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation solutions in the store.
  • Responsible for gathering and translating knowledge of people's needs and dreams in the local market, the launch package from country commercial calendar package into relevant and inspiring range presentation solutions that support a convenient shopping experience, reflect the local needs of life at home and show that there are always something new and exciting happening in the store.
  • Lead a team of Visual Merchandising/Activity Co-workers in creating relevant, inspiring, affordable and commercial range presentation solutions based on the country commercial calendar package that reflect a wide variety of styles, price levels, meet many individual tastes and exceed visitor's expectations.
  • Keep up to date and knowledgeable about retailing, home furnishing and trends in order to support the Com&In manager to facilitate and/or support workshops that generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and competence development of Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers and securing personal succession planning by constantly searching for potential candidates.
  • Provide active support in developing the department action plan using layout as a commercial tool as well as range presentation and vitality initiatives that are focused on growing the business and supporting long-term profitability and execute agreed plans together with the Com&In team and other functions.
  • Responsible for the ordering of materials and racking used in the construction of displays, ensuring that the team always keeps visitors in mind, minimise disruption and communicate changes when working on the shop floor.
  • Act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and ensure the Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers understand the impact of Com&In actions on the financial result.
  • Ensure that Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers base their work on the layout as a commercial tool and execute range presentation solutions with high quality, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency by applying national directions and using global tools and best practices.
  • Actively contribute in the national Visual Merchandising/Activity Managers network and share national directions and global tools with the Visual

Qualification
  • The IKEA values truly reflect personal values.
  • Strong passion for fast-paced, future-oriented retailing environment.
  • Passion about home furnishing, design and how people live at home.
  • Proven customer-focused mind set.
  • Proven success in managing and leading creative processes and coaching people.
  • Understanding of life at home in the local market and the outcome of market research, e.g. IKEA Customer Satisfaction Survey, IKEA Brand Capital.
  • Ability to combine both commercial and aesthetic skills to present and communicate the IKEA product range in a way that drives sales.
  • Good analytical and strategic skills and the ability to steer the store business over the short-, mid-and long term.
  • Ability to work according to the needs of the business across rotating shifts, weekends, and public holidays.

More Information

Please apply by 15 May 2024.

 

Important Note:

You are invited to this Life at Home Journey with IKEA, click here to begin Life at Home Journey with IKEA. Your job application will be prioritized when you complete the Life at Home Journey with IKEA.

 

Working with us has its rewards

Wherever you work within IKEA Southeast Asia, you enjoy a wide range of benefits. Here are just some of them:

IKEA discounts

Co-workers are our most valued customers and are entitled to a 15% discount on any home furnishings and food sold in our stores, from the first day of work.

Flexi benefits

We offer flexi benefits to cater our co-workers who are in different life stages with differing benefits needs. Within an annual Flexible Spending Account, co-workers can claim against dental, optical, fitness memberships or classes, vaccination or immunisation, non-insured outpatient medical expenses, health screenings, health supplements, IKEA purchases, health aid & equipment and mental health.

Maternity and paternity leave

We give mother four consecutive months of maternity leave and father receives four weeks of paid time off after a baby has arrived to help share the joys – and responsible – at home.

Gifts

We enjoy special occasions together and give tokens to mark birthdays, marriage and the arrival of a baby. We reward loyalty through our Long Service Awards.

Work environment

As home furnish experts, we take pride in providing inspiring workplaces that showcase IKEA products and create a relaxed, open atmosphere where we work side by side.

Incentive plan

All co-workers may earn an annual financial reward when we meet our shared business objectives.

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