Staff Planning Specialist | IKEA | Dubai II, UAE

About Al-Futtaim IKEA


We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.



About You

You effectively work with others by developing trust and respect in order to achieve agreed goals. You implement change by looking for opportunities to make improvement in the way of work. You have the ability to plan, implement and monitor the planned actions.


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

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of experience in staff scheduling in retail environment.
  • Knowledge of scheduling software and MS Navision
  • Proficient in MS office applications
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of IKEA store operations and country legal requirements in staff planning


About the Role

You provide staff work schedules through optimised staff planning that is focused on Co-workers, Customers and the IKEA Business.


Key Specific Accountabilities:

  • Collect, analyse and review the schedules,vacation,trainings with the different teams to ensure sufficient capacity in the store
  • Ensure schedules are published in time to meet the requirements of the store and all changes are registered
  • Monitor and report staff planning KPI and act in case of any deviations
  • Convert the store business plan into action plan for different departments and implement different actions to optimize the  staff resources
  • Support department managers frequently to ensure development, adaptation and improvement of quality schedules that are within the forecasted hours and have updated co-worker availability and skill levels
  • Forecast highlighting commercial calendar activities to ensure schedules with labour rules and internal requirements
  • Improve the store staff planning process and alert the business navigator when the scheduled or actual hours exceed the agreed financial framework
  • Work with global directions and initiatives from IKEA and explore best practice oppurtunities for the IKEA business and IKEA stor


A few more things for you

Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!

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