We are looking to welcome an new Visual Merchandising & Activities Manager to lead our Visual merchandising team in Lakeside.
You are passionate about inspiring and surprising our visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA home furnishing offer with strong visual impressions that exceed visitors’ expectations.
Start Date: October 2023
WHAT WE OFFER • Competitive Salary starting at £31,200 per annum based on experience and competence • Permanent contract working 39 hours a week • Shifts 7am - 15:30pm. Monday to Friday • This role will require availability to work occasional nightshift and early morning shifts may be required to support our range changes throughout the year.
WORKING WITH US HAS ITS REWARDS Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day, and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family's everyday needs.
• 15% co-worker discount and access to I-Benefits Discount Portal, helping you save £100s on high street retailers. • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal. • X3 Life Assurance, enhanced statutory pension contributions, and interest free loans. • Holiday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. • A wide range of family-friendly policies and benefits. • Commitment to your development throughout your IKEA career, starting on your first day. • Kick up your feet and relax in our co-worker restaurant, with a variety of affordable hot and cold meals and snacks, and free healthy meal options. • Free on-site co-worker parking.
PURPOSE OF ROLE To lead, develop and inspire a team of Visual Merchandising/Activity co-workers in creating exciting range presentation solutions that provide an inspiring and convenient shopping experience. To secure vitality and inspiration within the customer shopping journey, by contributing to positioning the IKEA Brand in the local market as the home furnishing specialist, ensuring that the IKEA store is up-to-date and innovative destination that always offers something new for our customers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE • You are able to inspire, motivate and engage people fully to reach set goals, and generate growth and long-term profitability • Continually seeking new opportunities to make improvements in the way we work and encouraging your team to do the same • Challenging your team and yourself in order to strengthen the IKEA Brand and at the same time exceed the expectations of customers • Proven success in managing and leading creative processes and coaching people. • Proven customer-focused mindset. • Experience of working in a fast retail environment • Significant experience of working in a retail design or visual merchandising • Passionate about home furnishing, design and how people live at home. Experience managing creative projects, overseeing creative direction, timelines, budgets and production. Excellent communication and presentation skills, with an ability to work cross functionally to explain concepts and visual interpretation • Computer proficient with knowledge and experience of using relevant software (e.g. AutoCad, Adobe creative suites).
WE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS INFORMATION If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible.
First step, please attach an updated CV & Portfolio with your application so we can get to know you better.
Second Step, If successful on application you will have a pre-screening call where we can get to know you a little
Third stage, If successful you be sent a task to complete which you will present back at a face-to-face interview
Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many.
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