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.
To lead, develop and inspire a team of interior design co-workers to create relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that contribute to positioning the IKEA brand as the leader in life at home and increase interest for home furnishing in the local market.
Lead and manage a team of Interior Design co-workers and inspire and challenge them to strengthen the 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 translating insights from home visit interviews into locally relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed customer expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way.
Lead a team of Interior Design co-workers in creating the store Showroom matrix that reflects a wide variety of styles, living situations and price levels that create a good tempo with distinct visual impressions.
Secure that interior designers execute home furnishing solutions with high quality, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency using global tools and best practices.
Maintain deep and up-to-date knowledge about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to support the Communication & Interior Design manager to facilitate workshops that generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with strong visual impressions.
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 Communication & Interior Design team and other functions.
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 Communication & Interior Design actions on the financial results.
Ensure the team always keep visitors in mind, disruption is minimised and communicate changes when working on the shop floor
You have at least 5 - 7 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.