We are looking to welcome a new Visual Merchandising & Activities Co-worker to join our design team here at Milton Keynes!
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!
WHAT WE OFFER Salary - £24,000 Permanent role with 39 hours working 5 days out of 7. Shift pattern: Monday to Friday, 7am/8am start and finish around 3:30pm/4:30pm.
WORKING WITH US HAS ITS REWARDS Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family's everyday needs.
• 15% co-worker discount & I-Benefits discount portal helping you save £100’s on Highstreet retailers • Free & Confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal • X3 Life Assurance, enhanced statutory pension contributions & interest free loans • Flexi Holiday Plan • Family Friendly childcare & wellbeing support • Commitment to your development throughout your IKEA career, starting on your first day • Free parking and you can also enjoy a free hot or cold meal option every shift!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
We are looking for people who are driven to provide inspiration to our customers by demonstrating their knowledge of life at home and how the IKEA product range can solve their furniture, storage, and organisational needs.
Experienced working as a Visual Merchandiser preferably from a retail environment. You can demonstrate your visual competence, practical skills and attention to detail. Fashion & Textile experience is welcome. • Passionate about home furnishing, design and how people live. • Higher education/background in visual merchandising, Creative Design or Art and Design or relevant experience. • Practical, hands-on skills, comfortable working with a variety of hand tools and working at height. • Solid knowledge in design planning software including, AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. • You have a flexible mind set and collaborative working approach. .
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY • Contribute to position the IKEA store as the first choice for home furnishing in your local market. • Provide inspiring home furnishing solutions for a single product or a combination of products that will support a convenient shopping experience & improve people’s life at home. • Use visual merchandising competence to strengthen the uniqueness of the IKEA identity in range presentation solutions in the store by working with store layout, range presentation and vitality. • Stay updated on trends in home furnishing & retailing to generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression.
WE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS INFORMATION
The recruitment for this role is a 3 stage process. If your initial application meets the requirements you will be invited complete an online design task. The successful online tasks will progress to a virtual interview, candidates who pass the virtual interview will be progressed to the 3rd and final stage - an instore design task lasting 4 hours.
First Stage - please attach an updated CV and Portfolio with your application along with a cover letter stating why you are applying for this role.
If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible.
Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many.
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