AF25692 - Carpenter Coodinator | IKEA | Doha, Qatar

Department: IKEA
Country: Qatar
Location: Doha | Qatar
Closing Date: 15-Mar-2017

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.


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 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 Job:

As a Workshop Coordinator, you will be responsible for maintaining the work flow between the interior designers, visual merchandisers and the handymen and electricians. 



  • Be responsible for undertaking and carrying out the company’s mechanical/electrical and other maintenance requirements as outlined by the workshop Coordinator and/ or Com-in Manager.

  • Upon authorization, carry out in as efficient manner, the most professional, quality level work possible to project the proper image of Al Futtaim as well as IKEA, and protect or improve the assets of the company.

  • Assist the Interiors designer as required during store remodelling or the catalogue launch planning, in his particular field of expertise. He will schedule and complete the Interior designer’s needs to meet deadlines.

  • Liaise with the Workshop Coordinator and / or Com-In Manager to determine the scope of routine maintenance required. He will carry out the work as required.

  • On all work to be performed, a list of materials and equipment, when required, will be drawn up by the job holder and to be submitted to the Workshop Coordinator.

  • Be responsible for the setting up or dismantling of store and back office fixtures, as well as for their maintenance and repair.

  • Repair damaged merchandise when necessary and assists in providing technical assistance to customers as and when required.



  • Ensure the smooth operation of daily workshops.

  • Coordinate the jobs carried out in the store during the activities acting as liaison between the carpenters and the interior designers.

  • Make daily check in the store for any damage in the display products, and fix it.

  • Arrange and clean up the areas that been decorated after finishing the job.

People Management & Development:

  • Ensure that Handymen & Electrician have receive the necessary training in safety and security aspects related to the use of hard equipment so they are able to follow the rules and regulations and prevent accidents.

  • Be involved in the recruitment of the handymen & electricians; 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.

About You::

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Degree / Diploma in Interior Designing or Architecture

Minimum Experience:

A minimum 3 - 5 years of retail interior design or visual merchandising experience 

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Finishing Carpentry, metal work and painting, wall and floor covering, electrical and mechanical maintenance.

  • A proven ability to visualize, design and communicate home furnishing and retail solutions

  • Attention to detail with a keen eye for aesthetics

  • A proven commitment to high quality execution within limited time frames

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Customer Focused

  • Individual Accountability

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Personal Leadership

  • Teamwork

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.