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Deputy Communication & Interior Design Manager | QATAR

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Doha, QA

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 128703 

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 A”rab 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 organisation 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 the Role


Deputy Com&In manager Is primarily responsible in supporting the Com&In department in securing the operation of the function by aligning the department action plan with the rest of the store to secure smooth changes to provide an inspiring shopping journey for the visitors and Maximize sales.


Key Accountabilities:



  • Leads the work method of the IKEA way to present the range process together with the Sales Managers and Logistics Manager.
  • 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.
  • Will be responsible to follow up, and review the planning, preparation, and implementation process of planned changes with the ID, VM, and Activity function
  • To support the store with expertise to secure that the commercial level regarding range presentation and visual merchandising is optimised and that there is a common thread throughout the store
  • To support the store with expertise to secure that the commercial level regarding range presentation and visual merchandising is optimised and that there is a common thread throughout the store



  • Responsible for maintaining the store budget for the Com & In department

Contribute with your expertise to achieve the store sales target



The IKEA store should provide a vibrant and exciting atmosphere that convince the visitors to come back for more repeat visits



  • 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.
  • Co-ordinate with the planned marketing activity of the commercial calendar. While not all activity will affect a change in the room sets, major activities like Christmas will influence the decor of the room and modifications will have to be made accordingly. Changes are done to highlight the new or the activity related articles that the sales want to push, or even in case of giving boost to products that are not performing well and need to be displayed in a manner to catch the customer’s imagination.
  • Will be focused on aligning the Com&In action plan considering business commercial calendar, rebuilds of room settings, homes, specialty shops, and compacts.
  • Will ensure continues alignment with the different works between the different functions to eliminate overlapping of the agenda with carpentry, graphic, assembly, electrician, and IT requests.
  • Trinity working with Sales and ISL.


People and Development:

  • Ensure that all Com & In co -workers 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 co-workers having properly trained including development programs to secure the store performance and succession needs
  • Participates in Com & In department meetings and seminars.
  • Regards as potential successor for the Com & In manager.
  • Works closely together with the Com & In Manager and substitutes the manager in his/her absence.
  • Responsible for the good relation between Com & In and other department.



About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:


  • Minimum 6-10 years’ working in a design-orientated role (interior design, graphic design, visual merchandising and/or store planning).
  • Possess bachelor in design-based education.
  • Experience in a multichannel retail environment
  • Deep interest in and highly developed knowledge of home furnishings and the way people live
  • Store layout planning experience
  • Proactive and flexible
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking.
  • Excellent English Communication skill.
  • Good Analytical skills & Interpersonal skills
  • Competent is using MS Office Tools.

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