AF23729 - Swedish Food Sales Assistant | IKEA | Dubai Festival City

Department: IKEA
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 02-Jul-2016
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Retail

The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year

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, straightforward and inspiring, but so is our work ethics. Despite being the leading home furnishing retail franchisee across the world, we at IKEA still give you the room to grow! At IKEA "creating a better everyday life for the many" isn't only our vision, it's our way of life!

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. At IKEA not only our furniture is down to earth, straightforward and inspiring, but so is our work ethics. Despite being the leading home furnishing retail franchisee across the world, we at IKEA still give you the room to grow! At IKEA “creating a better everyday life for the many” isn’t only our vision, it’s our way of life!

About the Job:

We are seeking to hire a IKEA Swedish Food Market Assistant.

IKEA Food Services support home furnishings sales and the Swedish profile of the IKEA store, strengthen our low price profile, attract visitors and ensuring that our co-workers get good meals at low prices.

Within these important tasks, the Swedish Foodmarket Co-worker has the goal of increasing sales through effective selling and merchandising in the Swedish Foodmarket and by providing fast, friendly and efficient service in the Bistro.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing food and beverages and serve customers in the food line
  • Ensuring excellent customer service through the use of efficient service and cashiering methods
  • Ensuring that food merchandise is presented according to IKEA standards and is properly labelled and priced
  • Performing cashier opening and closing procedures
  • Providing a positive shopping experience through a high level of customer service standards and cleanliness within the area
  • Adhering to inventory control procedures
  • Using available resources to educate yourself on Food Service products, services and sales techniques
  • Contributing to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality which embraces the diversity of our co-workers and customers
About You:

To be seriously considered for this role you must have:

  • Previous experience in F&B/ FMCG industries
  • Strong interest to work for a home furnishings company
  • Will and ability for further development within IKEA
  • Proactive and courteous customer approach
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • Ability to lift 25 kg
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high-volume retail environment
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.