About Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC
No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.
Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get?
The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.
You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.
Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
You have the ability to prioritise and organize own work in order to make the most efficient use of time available. You have the ability to foster collaborative relationships with different target groups resulting in the establishment of strong communication networks.
You have excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage a receiver by creating a passion for your plans.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation :
Higher education qualification in Interior design and Visual Merchandising, University graduate preferred
3 years’ experience in related field, preferably in retail marketing
Significant experience of working as a Visual Merchandiser / Activity leader in an IKEA Store or Service office, IKEA experience is preferred
Must be a multi-tasked and have a strong team spirit.
Must be computer literate (All Microsoft Programs).
Arabic speaker is an added advantage.
Good Business acumen.
Self-reliant and motivated with proven ability to work as part of a larger team.
About the role
You inspire and surprise visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA Home furnishing offer with strong visual impressions that exceed visitor’s expectations.
You ensure that external Media & Digital Advertising and Store communication is aligned with Local Marketing program (in coordination with Com & in team and Marketing team -
SO) and researched, formulated and delivered in an accurate, timely, high quality and effective manner to have the same tone of voice in the customer journey.
You will lead, develop and inspire the Store CAT team, other store functions and the Communication and Interior Design co-
workers in increasing vitality and seasonality, knowledge of life at home and local market. You will support IKEA FAMILY membership, program and activities include creating fun, surprising and relevant store solutions that contribute to positioning the IKEA Brand and the IKEA store as an up-
to-date and innovative destination that always offers something new.
Key Specific Accountabilities
Support the Visual Merchandising / Activity co-workers in creating inspiring range presentation solutions that reflect life at home activities with seasonal relevance connected to the commercial activities.
Taking ownership for how we are working with our Vitality calendar and Store activities.
Optimize sales by supporting local marketing initiatives, drive traffic to the store by supporting commercial calendar, communicates with Com&In and Marketing team -
SO before executing details of marketing initiatives.
Partner with other functions to organise Vitality / Activity meetings and activates local activities including new launches, seasonal celebrations and / or events.
Gathering information and run survey’s results for initiatives.
Obtain relevant product and service information from the various departments and communicate it to the co-workers, allowing them to communicate to our customers in an accurate and timely manner.
Develop, identify, utilize and update communication channels for delivering key messages (i.e. Intranet, monthly newsletter, etc.).
Assist store management in a crisis situation by creating key communication messages and FAQs.
Identify co-worker target groups and ensure that their information needs are met.
IKEA Family assignments
workers to do the same.
IKEA Marketing support
A few more things for you
Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!
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