Visual Merchandising & Activities Co-worker

Full time Full day
Washwood Heath
IKEA Birmingham are looking to welcome new Visual Merchandising & Activities Co-worker to their Interior Design team!

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

Ideally you have a relevant design/merchandising qualification alongside a background in working in a Visual Merchandising or similar role. You can proficiently use RevIT, or a similar package.

  • You have an education in visual merchandising or industrial design and experience of working as a visual merchandiser.
  • You are able to inspire, motivate and engage people fully to reach set goals, and generate growth and long-term profitability.
  • Continually seeking new opportunities to make improvements in the way we work and encouraging your team to do the same
  • Challenging your team and yourself in order to strengthen the IKEA Brand and at the same time exceed the expectations of customers.


  • 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.
  • Actively contribute to the department action plan with initiatives that will grow the business and support longterm profitability and execute the agreed plans in close co-operation with other functions.
  • Use the knowledge of people's needs and dreams in the local market to plan and implement relevant, inspiring, affordable and commercial range presentation solutions that reflect a wide variety of styles, price levels, meet the many individual tastes and exceed our visitor's expectations.
  • Keep visitors in mind when working on the shop floor, minimise disruption and remain aware at all times of the importance of safety and the visual impact for visitors.
  • Respect routines and responsibilities, work together with the Com&In team and other functions, act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and understand the impact of actions on the financial results.
  • Secure high quality, simplicity, efficiency and cost consciousness in planning and implementing all range presentation solutions by applying national directions and using global tools, proven solutions and best practices.
  • Actively contribute to gathering insights about store layout and range presentation and translating this knowledge into relevant and inspiring store solutions that will support a convenient shopping experience and reflect the local

needs of life at home.

  • Stay up to date with knowledgeable about home furnishing, retailing and trends in order to generate creative directions that inspire and surprise visitors with a strong visual impression.


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!


We're looking for someone with education in an art and design based subject, understanding of and experience in the design process, responding to work briefs, ideas development and presentation of final solution. Degree level qualification in a related subject, experience working in the retail industry with a specialism in either retail design or visual merchandising.

This position is permanent and full-time, working 39 hours per week, 5 days over 7. Shifts will be according to business/project need and will include occasional evening, weekend and night shift working. Primarily the working hours will be approx 6.30am - 3.30pm, Mon-Fri

Candidates are asked to include an up-to-date CV or work history with their application. Interviews are likely to take place in the 25th and 26th of August and a task will be emailed out to be completed for the interview for any candidates that are shortlisted.

IKEA reserves the right to close a job advert earlier than originally advertised in the event of high candidate applications. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Late applications will not be accepted

You can contact the recruitment team at: [email protected]

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