Visual Merchandise 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 Role:

Responsible to secure that the visual expression of the store is in line with the IKEA manuals so the IKEA Concept is fully implemented. Achieving the time plans and budgets for each project set by the Com&In Manager.

Job Responsibility:
Leading the daily and weekly practical work done by the specialist co-workers in the Com&In department and securing continuous competence development of the co-workers in the Com& In department.
Every time that shopkeepers have a need to change the range presentation either due to a range change, sales drop or out of stock situation they should contact the Com& In department to get expert advice on how to secure the optimal range presentation and achieve sales goals.
To support the Market hall areas as well as Add on sales of Market hall range in the Showroom with visual merchandising technique to increase commerciality.
Leads the work brief process together with the Sales Managers and Logistics Manager.

Assist Visual Merchandisers as and when required, in projects or activities that are planned for the store.
Get involved in other 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.

People Management & Development:
Be involved in the recruitment of the Visual Merchandiser. Ensure the vacancies are filled as soon as they arise and the right candidates are hired in the vacant positions.
Ensure positive results in the employee survey and taking action in the areas where the satisfaction is low.
Ensure that all visual merchandisers have receive 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.
Make sure all VMs have been properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs.

Required skills:
Analytical and tactical ability.

Must be able to take the lead in planning, presentation and implementation of range presentation solutions
Leadership abilities and lead by example

What equips you for the role
5 years’ experience within the Communication & Interior Design department in one or more IKEA stores