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Com-In Manager – IKEA

Al Futtaim Group


Ref: HP698-5830

The Role

Com-In Manager - IKEA Yas Island

About the Business

One of the companies bearing Al-Futtaim name is IKEA.

IKEA is the world's largest home furnishings store, founded in Sweden over 60 years ago. Our operations around the world are constantly increasing with new stores and markets added to the success story. At IKEA not only our furniture is down to earth.

You will be a creative commercial and visual expert with strong Autocad skills.

You will have excellent communication in both english and arabic, be able to build working relationships, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The right person will also be able to lead and coach a group of people that are highly qualified specialists in their areas of competence.


You must have at least 4 years experience in interior design/visual merchandising. Must have a deep interest in or a highly developed knowledge of home furnishings and the way people live. Project management experience. Store layout planning experience.

Additionally, range presentation to include store media and display techniques and knowldege about store equipment would be have a strong advantage.

IKEA Store Goal - The IKEA store should be perceived as being a source of inspiration, tips and ideas as well as a qualified home furnishing specialist providing home furnishing solutions

To ensure that the perception of the visual impression of the store is in line with the above statement and that the store can reach its goals and objectives.

IKEA Concept/Visual Impression - To provide systems and measures as implemented and maintained by the teams in order to safeguard the brand worldwide.

Range presentation & Sales Communication - To maintain high standards and achieve efficient communication of the complete IKEA product. To take guidance from the Country Manager to ensure that the functional display solutions are in line  with each relevant activity.

Retail Store Management Team - Provide input into the Sales & In Store logistics teams to plan schedule store projects.

Local legislation/Suppliers & Budget - Ensure that you and your team install cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly display solutions that are in line with any local legislation. Monitor adequate supplies of deco materials and store display equipment needed to meet the store's work objectives. To plan and maintain the yearly budget with support from the Country Manager.

About the Company

Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Groups continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Groups belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.

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