Interior design manager / IKEA
Why we will love you
As a part of the Store Commercial & Interior team, you use your deep knowledge of people’s life at home and your high level of home furnishing competence to create many functional, beautiful and commercial solutions that are relevant to your local market.
You also challenge and encourage the many people to see their homes in new ways and help them to improve their everyday life at home.
Your knowledge, skills and experience include:
- A higher education qualification in interior design or other suitable education, experience of working as an interior designer and preferably also as a manager
- You are an inspiring and motivating leader, who can engage people fully to reach set goals, and generate growth and long-term profitability
- You challenge your team and yourself, in order to strengthen the IKEA Brand and at the same time exceed the expectations of customers
- A passion for Home Furnishing in a fast-paced, future -oriented retailing
- Ability to identify and combine commercial, aesthetics and practical skills
- Ability to move smoothly from assessing the big picture to seeing the small details
- Good analytical and strategic skills
- Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
A day in your life with us
In this task, you lead and manage a team of Interior Design co-workers and specialists both in Kuopio store and in Planning Studios (Oulu and Jyväskylä). In this role you inspire and challenge them to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation and home furnishing solutions in room settings, homes, vignettes and sales support areas.
You are responsible for gathering and translating insights from Pohjois-Savo customers into locally relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that exceed customer expectations and reflect home furnishing the IKEA way. Those solutions reflect a wide variety of styles, living situations and price levels that create a good tempo with distinct visual impressions.
As a manager your responsibility is to secure home furnishing solutions are executed with high quality, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency using global tools and best practices. We encourage you to also maintain deep and up-to-date knowledge about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to support the business. Hopefully you have also ideas that are focused on growing the business and the competence of your team.
Together as a team
Where others see home furnishing products, we see smart solutions to create a better everyday life. With a great deal of passion, imagination and brainstorming we turn colours, textiles and furniture into inspiring environments that excite, engage and convince IKEA visitors that they can do it too!
This position is full time and permanent. Work will begin by agreement during January, but no later than February 6th, 2023.
Main working place is located in the IKEA Kuopio store.
First step, send us your application with an updated CV and motivation letter already today but latest on 29.11.2022, so we can get to know you better.
Second step, you will be invited to a video interview.
Third step, if successful you will be invited to a face-to-face interview.
If you have any role specific questions, please contact People & Culture Manager Suvi Tuomisto firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wamly welcome with your application!
IKEA AS AN EMPLOYER
IKEA Finland has been awarded as the second most responsible employer in the 2022 Oikotie Responsible Employer campaign.
You get to enjoy many comprehensive IKEA co-worker benefits addition to your salary, such as flexible Smartum Saldo, staff discount on our products, a healthy and delicious breakfast & lunch menu in our staff restaurants with very affordable prices, One IKEA Bonus Program, presents on special days & Christmas and much more!
We also offer a variety of career paths as much as we sell our HUVUDROLL balls a year! There are also interesting projects where you can learn from your colleagues around the world. A sense of togetherness is important to our co-workers, and team spirit is at the heart of what we do. We give you the opportunity to bring out your ideas for improving our work, and in that way create a new IKEA success!