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, Thailand and Philippines – 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
We want to fill this vacant position with a strong leader who is capable of leading the IKEA Batu Kawan Store with +/-250 co-workers. The incumbent is also passionate about establishing IKEA as the Leading Home Furnishing company in the local market through a strong commercial focus; and dares to take risks and see challenges as an opportunity. A ruthless optimist and a growth advocate; both for business and people.
You are responsible for secure that the IKEA store is providing home furnishing solutions at the lowest prices in the local market. You take overall responsibility for developing the IKEA store's financial and commercial goals. You develop and implement the store’s yearly business plan and ensure that the store operations are living up to IKEA’s conceptual requirements and local legislation.
In collaboration with the Country Team, you ensure that the store achieves IKEA’s international positioning objectives and operates as a highly efficient sales machine, implementing the IKEA Concept to achieve profitability, and customer & co-worker satisfaction.
As an IKEA ambassador, you are someone who creates an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality. You take the lead in attracting, inspiring, and developing people according to IKEA’s co-worker's idea for people retention and development. You establish common goals, follow up and coach the performance of all members of the store management team, and develop their competencies.
You have a strong passion for home furnishing, and retailing as well as a genuine interest in customers. You will have 7-10 years of management experience in a high-volume or multi-unit retail environment. You possess strategic, analytical, and tactical abilities, and can develop in-depth knowledge of local market demographics and economic conditions.
You are currently a Market/Store Manager within the IKEA Network.
A proven record of delivering Sales growth, strong profitability, and local succession in your current responsibility.
You are someone who has proven leadership capabilities, able to lead by example and bring out the best in co-workers, motivating and developing the organization.
You are someone who likes a challenge and can capitalize on IKEA being attached to a Shopping Centre (SC). A true believer in collaboration and co-creation between IKEA and SC will lead to success.
You share knowledge and learning, confident in communicating, coaching, and influencing others.
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