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Store Manager | IKEA Required

Posted: 11 days ago
Place: Sharjah
You are a strong leader who can lead by example. You have the ability to bring out the best in co- workers and to motivate and develop the organisation. You can create an environment where the AF/IKEA values are a living reality that embraces the diversity of co- workers and visitors. You have excellent communication skills and have the ability to share your knowledge and learning, and build working relationships. You are strategic, analytic and have the tactical abilities.

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

Live and share the IKEA values every day

Educated: University Degree in Business Administration or Commerce Graduate

Minimum of 7 – 10 years high volume or multi – unit Retail Management experience

Must be able to quickly develop in – depth knowledge of local market demographics and economic conditions

Genuine interest and knowledge of Home Furnishings

Genuine interest in visitors and customers

Must be computer literate (MS Office including Outlook)

Experience in Audit, ERP system and Financial reporting

Experience of managing teams/departments

Must be able to speak and understand English

Excellent training skills

About the Role

You will lead and develop all areas of the store in order to meet business objectives, maximise sales, volumes and efficiencies and ensure long term profitability. You will be responsible for all local operational and strategic decisions in conjunction with the Country Management team. You will coach the performance of the Store Management team and drive Co- worker engagement through Al Futtaim local initiatives. You will also be responsible for the store positioning and customer focus in the local market.

Key Specific Accountabilities:


Prepare and achieve annual budgets relating to sales, gross margin, manpower and operating expenses (SG&A)

Monitor and authorise operating expenses on a monthly basis in order to achieve profitability targets.

Provide input in discussions relating to the business strategy and commercial activity calendar.


Track the Store commercial strategies set and agreed by region and Store Management.

Review progress using the commercial growth review documents and operational review checklist throughout the year to ensure operational standards are consistently improved. This will be supported through the utilisation of all concept documentation and will be measured through ICSS.

People Management and Development

Provide effective leadership and promotes of an environment of tolerance and understanding to a culturally diverse team, where teamwork is considered part of the daily routine and respect and corporation are achieved. In conjunction with the HR Business Partner support the learning and development plan to ensure all co- workers are trained and developed to the required standard.

Set priorities and objectives and to coach the performance of the Store Management team. In conjunction with the HR Business Partner, formulate individual learning paths linked with the store business succession planning document to identify and develop internal talent in order to ensure the STAR Programme is alive and working.

Develop the short term (1 year) and long term (3 year) business plan and to ensure regular follow up throughout the year. You will be responsible for the implementation and compliance of the plan and take appropriate corrective action where necessary


Deliver high levels of customer engagement/satisfaction as per the agreed benchmark from Inter- IKEA Systems through the implementation of company and local initiatives. You must have operational excellence.

Accountable for ensuring that all visitors experience the “STORE IN SHAPE AS NEW” policy as per the recommended IKEA Concept documentation and that the store is safe for both customers and co- workers.


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