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Graphic Design Manager | IKEA YAS ISLAND | Abu Dhabi

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 133549 

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. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

 

About you

You have the ability to generate new ideas and concepts. You have a passion for interior design, home furnishing, retail, design and how people live at home. You are able to draw, visualise and present ideas. You have the ability to work in a fast retail environment. You want to lead, inspire and build a strong team. You want to create a better life for many individuals at their homes. 

 

What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • Degree in Graphic Communication design, media and typography. 
  • 3 - 5 years' experience as a Graphic Designer, ideally in retail industry
  • 5 years’ relevant experience within the Communication & Interior Design department in one or more IKEA stores
  • Knowledge of the local market & competition
  • Must have skills in using sign making equipment and good experience of Adobe creative suite CS6 for both PC and MAC graphic software such as Illustrator, photoshop and InDesign
  • Good experience in incorporating the commercial calendar into the Communication & Interior Design action plan 
  • Good analytical and strategic skills and the ability to steer the store business over the short-, mid- and long term.
  • Must be able to take the lead in planning, presentation and implementation of range presentation solutions and lead the routines of the Com & In department.

 

 

About the role

You are responsible to secure that the graphic standards are implemented in the IKEA store are in line with the IKEA manuals. You achieve the time plans and budgets for each project set by the Comm-in Manager.

 

Key Specific Accountabilities

Commercial

  • 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 Managers and Com& In manager.
  • Ensure that all graphic communication supports the IKEA visual Identity, IKEA trademark and IKEA pricing as described in the 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 with environmental awareness.

 

Operational

  • 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. 
  • 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 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 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.
  • Ensure positive results in the employee survey and taking action in the areas where the satisfaction is low.

 

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About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.
 
Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

 

About Al-Futtaim IKEA

GROWING TOGETHER...

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.