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Business Navigator | IKEA Vacancy

Posted: 11 days ago
Place: Sharjah
You have strong analytical and tactical planning abilities. You have proven leadership abilities and lead by example. You have excellent communication and training skills. You can build effective working relationships and have the ability to bring out the best in co- workers to motivate and develop the organization.

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

Live and share the IKEA values every day

Commerce/Business Administration Graduate with experience in Audit, ERP system and Financial reporting

3 - 5 years Retail Management experience, financial & accounting experience preferred

Prior work experience preferably in Retail industry, IKEA experience preferred

Highly developed understanding of retail operations

Strong knowledge in Profit & Loss management

Experience of managing teams/departments

Advanced computerskills

Excellent communication skills

About the Role

You navigate the growth of IKEA and steer the business towards sustained long term profitability by being driven by IKEA business, culture and values with focus on sustainable profitability and being a proactive trustworthy partner taking multi- dimensional view in becoming the leader in life at home. You identify and evaluate business opportunities to enable IKEA organizations to make optimum decisions. You Initiate and support the development of new ways of working, with focus on simplicity. You provide relevant and user friendly business information standardized for all IKEA organization and being custodian of Al Futtaim groups policies and procedures and guide store team to mitigate business risks. You use the IKEA knowledge and the local market to work together with the Store Management team members in an inspiring, supportive and challenging way, so as to steer the Store towards growth, optimal performance and sustained long term profitability, in line with the IKEA objectives and values.

Key Specific Accountabilities:

Financial and Operations

Responsible to coordinate preparation with store team

Store sales tree: daily, weekly, monthly & yearly

Budgeting and forecasting : mid- month flash, monthly,quarterly , yearly, and 5/10 year

Store Business yearly business plan

CAPEX plan and execution

Manpower budgeting

Analyse & discuss store P&L performance with store team and follow up on discussed action plan.

Understand and help the Store Manager to control expenses in the P&L for the Store and identify areas of opportunities and highlight out of line situations.

Ensure that all administration routines are followed throughout the Store and show a proactive approach in suggesting checks and corrections in the store operational processes.

Work with department head to in vendor/supplier selection process to ensure best possible service at lower cost.

Accountable for preparation ROI for all activities and investment in coordination with store team.

Process and Compliance

Follow up on previous audit reports, checking implementation of audit recommendations (including documentations).

Support the Regional Office in creating, amending SOPs based on improving the operational efficiencies, but without compromising on the operational standards.

Maintain store SOP library (digital and physical) for store team access as necessary

Ensure total compliance of IKEA and Al Futtaim policies

Continue to investigate areas of the Store that could lead to possible stock losses and fraud if routines are not updated and communicated.

Show a proactive approach by using information from co- workers/ meetings etc. to assess areas where possible stock losses and fraud could be found.

Lead investigations related to fraud /stock loss

Cash Office Operations

Manage and control the cash office functions and ensure daily/ weekly and monthly routines are followed.

Audit measures to make sure that daily reconciliation of collections are true and fair in all aspects.

Audit the cash in the Business Navigation department.

Accountable for the following – not exclusive, however a priority;

Daily reconciliation of store takings & reporting

Forex reconciliation and monitoring of exchange rates

Cheques collection and control

Tally of safe fund daily

Credit Card reconciliation

Gift Vouchers redemption and reconciliation

Banking of the various tender types store petty cash


Manage and control all TT types and ensure audit compliance on stock movement

Achieve recovery index goals while minimizing recovery stocks

Analyse increase in inventory stock movement and discuss with store management ways to optimize

Optimize discounts in AS- IS department to maintain balance between stock and recovery index

Store KPI Ambassador

Ensure that accurate reports are provided to the Store/ Regional Office Management consistently to meet reporting deadlines.

Coordinate preparation of Store KPI’s for store and regional management analysis and actions.

Analyse and discuss individual department KPI with department ; agree and follow up on action plans

People Management & Development

Lead and train the team to be able to carry out all cash office and admin/audit functions.

Develop cash office co- workers to maximize efficiency and future development

Active involvement in Store Manpower planning with aim to maximize productivity

Active involvement in staff planning process for store to ensure coverage to maximize manpower productivity.

Lead staff planning process in store to maximize utilization of co- workers ( right number, right time, right place )


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