Regional Sales & Range Leader | Retail | IKEA Jebel Ali

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    • Full Time
    • Dubai

    Al Futtaim

    What You Will Do:
    Commercial:
    Together with their colleagues and managers, they contribute actively in the development and implementation of a clear IKEA Sales & Range action plan for the store using the store business plan and country business plan. These are supported by input from Growing IKEA together and the IKEA Sales Direction & Strategy. Develop and execute an annual action plan for his area based on agreed goals.
    Stay in weekly contact and support the shopkeepers in the stores
    Select and ensure availability of products for all the marketing activities in the commercial calendar, in close partnership with the Logistics department
    Support the stores by producing buying guides for complex product series
    Maintain ongoing communication with the IKEA range distributor regarding all issues related to the range and the annual IKEA range cycle
    Coordinate all issues with regard to the IKEA range between the stores and the central retail management and between the central retail management and the IKEA distributor
    Maintain in-depth knowledge of the local home furnishings market (e.g. customers, trends and competitors)
    Ensure that systems and methods stated in IKEA Concept Documentation are implemented in regard to your areas of responsibility
    Set prices on the IKEA range in cooperation with the stores’ sales managers and reinforce the IKEA low-price profile by applying the guidelines stated in IKEA Concept Documentation

    Make sales budgets for the IKEA range
    Set local range priorities in accordance with the overall range strategy provided by IKEA of Sweden through the IKEA distributor
    Maintain ongoing communication with the IKEA range distributor regarding all issues related to the range and the annual IKEA range cycle
    Maintain in-depth knowledge of the local home furnishings market (e.g. customers, trends and competitors)
    Passionate about their products and actively learn about their content, origins and other benefits. Share this knowledge with their colleagues.
    Ensure to know the top-selling products, 4 Aces and 1 King, and that they are available and clearly communicated and displayed at all times. To promote alternative products when these are unavailable.
    Contribute to the planning, execution and follow-up of the store’s commercial calendars
    Follow up and communicate the agreed KPIs within your area of responsibility to the Core Area Manager and to the shopkeepers of the stores
    Strive to reach the sales targets for your Business Area as defined in the business plan
    Support the shopkeepers in all stores in your market by collecting and spreading good sales solutions
    Spur a healthy competitive situation between all stores in your market by running different types of competitions each year

    Operations:
    To ensure that systems and methods stated in IKEA Concept Documentation are implemented in the Sales and Range of all stores
    Be the matrix manager for the shopkeepers in all stores for your business area and together with them, you drive the annual plan for Sales & Range in this Business Area
    Define the range in your sales area of Showroom and Markethall to be sold by all stores and together with shopkeepers you drive the process of selecting the suppliers and managing all the contracts in order to achieve economies of scale in the purchasing by generating large volumes
    Enhance the competitive strength of the IKEA product range by ensuring the implementation of all range issues related to systems and methods stated in IKEA Concept Documentation and by keeping yourself updated about the local market conditions
    Strive to reach the IKEA positioning objectives
    To steer the performance in your area operations towards maximized sales and optimized long-term profit by:
    Applying sales methods in accordance with the Sales and Range the IKEA way manual
    Stay in contact with IKEA of Sweden and the distributor to select, price, phase in and phase out the range for your market
    Perform all range administration in the sales IT-system for products belonging to your Business Area

    Work closely with the Logistics team to secure that the sales forecasts are adapted to the sales patterns in order to achieve an optimal goods flow
    Choose products of the IKEA Extra range in accordance with the Choosing from the IKEA product range manual
    Set prices on the IKEA range and you work closely with the shopkeepers in the stores to continuously track competitors’ price levels in order to secure the IKEA low-price leadership. In this work, you use systems and methods described in the IKEA genuinely low prices manual and Setting prices the IKEA way manual
    Make sales budgets for the IKEA range in your Business Area
    Define the Local range in your sales area of Showroom and Markethall to be sold by all stores and drive the process of selecting the suppliers and managing all the contracts in order to achieve economies of scale in the purchasing by generating large volumes
    Co-ordinate with the catalogue production team within Marketing to complete the different text blocks, by timely inputs regarding pricing details and strategic product placements including timely inputs regarding the pricing details and strategic product placement

    People:
    Support the store shopkeepers to regularly conduct competitor analysis on the local markets. You take appropriate actions based on the results
    Committed to the development of Sales team and secure their training to ensure all co-workers understand the IKEA Concept and other key guidelines, and how they have an impact on their specific roles.
    Empower, support and coach Sales co-workers on the job to help them perform better and grow.
    Work actively to create an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality, and diversity is valued, to ensure the IKEA store is regarded as a great place to work.
    Ensure we have a simple and straightforward internal communication and information flow, and secure that key information is understood by all IKEA Sales co-workers.

    Required Skills To Be Successful:
    Must have good experience working in Sales in IKEA Bedroom range
    Must have the ability to create an environment where the IKEA values are a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and visitors
    Customer Focus, Individual Accountability, Continuous Improvement, Personal Leadership, Teamwork

    What Equips You For The Role:
    Ideally several years of IKEA shopkeeper experience in one or several business areas, preferred in Bedroom range
    Must have minimum 4 – 6 years IKEA retail sales experience
    Must have strong strategic, analytical and tactical abilities
    Genuine interest and knowledge of home furnishings
    Genuine interest in customers
    Genuine interest in the IKEA range and strong mathematical skills to be able to perform the gross margin calculations.
    Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    Must be able to build working relationships
    Abilty to work on very high workload.
    Strong Personal leadership skills

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