About Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC
No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.
Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get?
The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.
You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.
Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
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.
You can effectively work with others by developing trust and respect in order to achieve agreed goals. You can implement change by looking for opportunities to make improvement in the way of work.
You are able to prioritize and plan tasks to reach the targeted results. You create an environment where IKEA’s values are a strong and living reality that adopts the diversity of co-workers and visitors.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation :
Live and share the IKEA values every day
High School / Trade School Graduate preferably in hotel, business or culinary programme of study
5-7 years experience working in the kitchen in a supervisory / management level preferably in hotel or restaurant with high volume business setting
Experience in international cuisine
Equipment maintenance background, follow up with maintenance vendor
Commitment to high quality of food, service and cleanliness
Understanding of proper use and maintenance of major kitchen equipment, including stoves, refrigeration, slicer, knives, and dish washing machines
Strong leadership skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Able to build working relationships
Able to speak and understand English
Advance computer skills
About the Role
You assist the Food & Beverage Manager in the execution of the IKEA FOOD Service Concept in the IKEA Restaurant & Café, IKEA Bistro, IKEA Swedish Food Market and IKEA co-worker restaurant by ensuring that the daily operations of the kitchen and production area is supervised and directed at the highest standard way to strengthen the IKEA store’s position as the best home furnishing store in the local market.
Key Specific Accountabilities :
Monitor and control the food costs, operational costs, productivity, sales mix and recipe cost.
Ensure efficient organisation of the business area in relation to financial performance i.e. gross profit, costs, hours planning, productivity levels, absence management and holiday planning to agreed service levels.
Ensure efficient operations of the IKEA Restaurant & Café department with special attention to the preparation and serving of food that enhances both the customer and co-workers dining experience.
Oversee the inventory and stock levels across the Food & Beverages department from purchasing, ordering and stock rotation (FIFO).
Implement, develop and monitors the food safety and hygiene standards and regulations to ensure a safe working environment for both the customers and co-workers in accordance with the and HACCP standards as well as the local health and safety regulations standards.
Execute action plans for the kitchen and production area to support the business plan / goals, sales / gross profit objectives.
Equipment Maintenance and documentation.
Together with the Food & Beverages Manager and other team members, secure to achieve the IF&B standard set in the operational / commercial growth review documents.
Use relevant KPI’s and the commercial input to identify business potentials and to steer their business.
Manage the full food product range according to the IKEA Concept.
Work with a relevant and attractive range offer based on the information on the local market.
Actively exceed customer expectations the IKEA Way.
Confidently work with the food handling process.
Create and implement an efficient production plan to secure the agreed profitability.
Understanding and execution of the logistics processes from ordering to storage.
Transfer their know-how to grow their business and people.
Responsibility of coordinating the area of food safety in the store.
Develop and manage the HACCP system.
Ensure that IKEA Food Safety programs are implemented and followed in the store. .
Make random and unannounced food safety checks in the store.
Ensure that all IKEA FOOD co-workers are participating in IKEA Food Safety e-learning and other food safety training initiatives.
Organize planned and random microbiological and other product analyses for the store
Build relationships with relevant national and local authorities, auditors and suppliers.
Be well updated on current and upcoming national legislation on food safety.
Ensure that all IKEA FOOD co-workers are familiar with CASY (incident reporting).
Ensure that the IKEA FOOD Team knows how to act if an incident occurs through the Emergency Management Team.
Initiate and follow up of investigations caused by incidents concerning national and international range.
People Management and Development
In conjunction with the HRBP and Food & Beverages Manager select, recruit, train, develop, coach, mentor and inspire co-workers in accordance with the IKEA values.
Train the co-workers on how to work with the Swedish and local range as per recipes.
Train the co-workers in food preparation to ensure the highest standards of range presentation.
A few more things for you
Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!
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