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Learning & Development Specialist | IKEA | Dubai II, UAE

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Date: 11-Apr-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

About Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC


No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


About Al-Futtaim IKEA




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.


About you

You have excellent skills in communication and have a strong engagement and commitment to meet business requirements by maximising learning programmes and development strategies. You plan and execute development pathway for identified succession planning candidates. You are a strong communicator with the ability to influence and inspire across all levels. You establish environment where IKEA values are a strong and living reality that embraces diversity.


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

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • Degree/HND (Diploma) in HR or related field

  • 3 to 5 years experience in Learning & Development or Talent Management, IKEA experience is preferred  

  • Strategic Planning, Analytical Skills, Effective Communication, Organisational Skills, Time Management, MS Office.  


About the role

You will lead and support learning programmes and development strategies for the business through effective coordination with the Country Training Manager and HR Business Partners. You will focus on the development and maintenance of the IKEA training plan and individual development plans to secure business competency.


Key Specific Accountabilities

Training Programmes

  • Facilitate all orientation programmes for new co-workers and HR specific updates.
  • Lead the learning and development process in the store by working in a proactive way.
  • Responsible for maintaining their knowledge on current training initiatives and trends via external networking (Inter-IKEA Systems B.V) and the Al-Futtaim Training Centre.
  • Train, develop, coach and mentor all co-workers in accordance with the IKEA culture.

People Management & Development

  • Management and development of the team ensuring that all are adequately competent and motivated.

Talent Development

  • Support and coordination of all management and co-worker development plans.
  • Support Line Managers in executing development training for identified succession candidates.
  • Deliver localised training initiatives to support the store team.


  • Maintain all administrative records relating to employee trainings (Training Matrix) and will control all administration related to training for the store.
  • Support the enrolment process for all IKEA Business College training.



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