The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.
About the job
Reporting to the VISUAL MERCHANDISING MANAGER, this SPECIALIST role is tasked to inspire and surprise visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA home furnishing offers through strong visual impressions that exceed visitors’ expectations, further strengthening the IKEA Brand and, at the same time, converting more visitors into customers.
You use visual merchandising competence to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation, thereby positioning the IKEA brand in the local market as the home furnishing specialist, and the IKEA store as an up-to-date and innovative destination that always offers something new;
You work together with the Comm&In team and other functions in identifying commercial opportunities and understanding the impact of actions on the financial results;
You ensure high quality, simplicity, efficiency and cost consciousness in planning and implementation of all range presentation solutions using global tools, proven solutions and IKEA best practices that will support a convenient shopping experience and reflect the local needs of life at home.
At least 3 years relevant work experience in a fast-paced retail environment, preferably gained from the home furnishing industry;
Knowledgeable of trends that influence home furnishing and retailing in the Philippines;
Familiar with range presentation & home furnishing the IKEA way (layout as a commercial tool, store media, display techniques);
Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with others in various situations;
Flexible and hands-on, with keen eye for details.
This role requires flexibility in work hours, working on public holidays and weekends.
Work Location is at IKEA Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.