Graphic Design Group Leader

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate

Job Details:
IKEA manuals.
Maintain a high level of know how regarding the software and hardware used to produce all graphic communication.
Ensure adequate supply of tools and material for GD unit with environmental awareness & cost consciousness.

Deliver high quality graphic solutions throughout the store.
Plan, implement and follow up all projects in the store based on work briefs developed by Sales and Com&In Manager.
Lead Graphic Design team to ensure that all graphic communication supports the IKEA visual Identity, IKEA trademark and IKEA pricing as described in the

Participate in projects relating to activities that are carried out in the store from time to time. This may include rebuilding business area, based on feedback from range relating to changed priorities, or poor performance of the area.
Assist Visual Merchandisers and the Interior Designers as and when required, in projects or activities that are planned for the store.

People Management & Development:
Ensure that all graphic designers have received the necessary training in safety and security aspects related to the use of this equipment, so they are able to follow the rules and regulations and prevent accidents.
Aim to achieve positive results in the employee survey and act in the areas where the satisfaction is low.
Make sure all graphic designers have been properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs.
Be involved in the recruitment of the graphic designers; ensure the vacancies are filled as soon as they arise, and the right candidates are hired in the vacant positions with required technical skills.

Excellent command of English Language.
Excellent command of Arabic Language is preferred.
Attention to details
Very good communication skills.
Degree / Diploma in Graphic Design
Minimum Experience and Knowledge:
5 years’ experience within the Communication & Interior Design department (preferably in one or more IKEA stores) Proficient user of graphic design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Suite & Microsoft Office
Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:
Must have skills in using sign making equipment and preferably experience in working with MacIntosh graphic software
Behavioral Competencies:
Customer Focused.
Individual Accountability
Continuous Improvement approach.
Personal Leadership.