Graphic Designer | Retail | IKEA Mall of Arabia

Date: 22 Mar 2024

Location: Cairo, EG

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 159850 

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

Overview of the role

Secure that the graphic standards * communication materials are implemented in the IKEA store in line with the IKEA manuals.

What you will do

OPERATIONAL

  • Plan and execute a high level of Graphic solutions by communicating IKEA product features and solutions in all in-store areas.
  • Implement graphic communication (notice board, usage of IKEA furnishing in Offices, signage & Posters) to all sales support areas and non-customers’ areas in order to maintain the store in accordance to IKEA standards, so that the perception of visitors to those areas is as strong as in the store.
  • Install IKEA Trade Name & Word mark & ensure they are properly projected and strictly observed as per the IKEA Trademark Manual and Company Policy document.
  • Perform daily and weekly checks on implementation and application of graphic displays to ensure consistent standards and translations are correct (in line with IKEA visual identity. IKEA Trademark and IKEA pricing as described in the IKEA Manual).
  • Work with Sales and in-store logistics by following the work brief process in planning and implementing graphic solutions to support the stores set sales targets and activity calendar

COMMERCIAL

  • Plan and execute any changes to graphic solutions as directed from GD Leader within the store so that they are in keeping with the store's current commercial calendar and activities.
  • Develop a deep understanding and knowledge of Graphic Com-In related to IKEA manuals, proven ideas and guidelines (continual usages of toolbox for updates from IKEA Sweden) as set out by IKEA System B.V. in order to improve own skill base and competence (use yearly improvement plan set by Com-In Manager)
  • Obtain a knowledge of competitors' activities, the local market and our customers (communication, marketing adverts and trends in graphic materials) in order to develop awareness of Ikea Customers with the store.

Required Skills to be successful

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Degree / Diploma in Applied Arts, Graphic Design
  • 1 year’ experience within the Communication & Interior Design department (preferably in an IKEA store) or in a similar position

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.
  • Proficient user of graphic design programs such as AutoCAD & Adobe Creative (In Design- Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Excellent command of English Language.
  • Excellent command of Arabic Language is preferred.
  • Attention to details
  • Very good communication skills.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Customer Focused.
  • Individual Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement approach.
  • Personal Leadership.

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.