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Ikea Of Sweden - Communication & Interior Design Manager Resume Example

Natalie Bennett
XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXX , Atlantic Beach , FL 32233
Professional Summary:
Accomplished and energetic retail professional with a solid history of achievement in commercial presentation and sales.
Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. 
Areas of expertise include design, visual merchandising, graphic presentation, project management, budget planning, succession planning  and developmental coaching.
Seasoned with more then 23 years of  IKEA  commercial team experience.
Experienced team member of the US Commercial review team, Commercial growth review team as well as Global Communication&Interior Design program trainer Delft

Strategic design and visual merchandising Communications and media management

Sales and marketing Project management and leadership

International coach and learning designer P&L responsibility

Goal setting and follow up

Communication & Interior Design Manager May 2006Jul 2012 IKEA of Sweden Austin/Round Rock, TX Responsible senior manager for the visual impression on the IKEA store.
Lead Communication & Design team in design and implementation of store layout, graphic presentation, visual merchandising, branding and internal marketing.
Created and implemented store strategies to exceed the goals of the store business plan.
Store steering team member with fiscal  P&L responsibility.
Hired, developed and coached staff including global Communication & Interior Design program.
U.S. Store review expert conducting store standards evaluations across the country.  
Communication & Interior Design Manager Jan 2000May 2006 IKEA of Sweden Burbank, CA Remodel responsible of the 25,000 store retail and coworker areas.
Worked closely with Sales and Logistics manager to exceed store goal of over  $100,000,000 .
Coached and developed staff of 21 Interior design, Visual merchandisers, and Graphic specialists.
1st store to pass commercial store review for Communication & Interior design in the US.
Communication & Interior Design Manager Dec 1998Jan 2000 IKEA of Sweden Carson, CA Remodel responsible for entire store furniture showroom.
Budget and staff responsible for the $ 2 million dollar store facelift.
Interior Design Manager Apr 1995Dec 1999 IKEA of Sweden City of Industry, CA Plan store layouts and design displays relating to home furnishings expertise.  
Lead a group of interior designers hiring, reviewing and goal setting.
Plan and direct activities such as sales promotions, coordinating with other department heads as required.
Interior Design manager Nov 1993Apr 1999 IKEA of Sweden Fontana, CA Showroom Build responsible for new store location.
Lead team of interior designers responsible for showroom room sets and home furnishing display work.
Plan and direct activities such as sales promotions, coordinating with other department heads as required.
Activities specialist Mar 1989Nov 1993 IKEA of Sweden Baltimore, MD Planned and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales of products or services, working with customers, company officials, sales departments and advertising initiatives.
Created and implemented the store commercial calendar creating relevancy and vitality increasing store sales.
High School Diploma : General studies Jun 1983 Sandalwood High School Jacksonville, FL
General studies University of North FL Jacksonville, FL
Community Service:
Single volunteers of Austin Blanton Museum of Art 
Zach Scott Theater Fundraiser support Austin Texas
Habitat for Humanity
Life works Austin non profit focused on helping young adults 
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Previous Companies:

  • IKEA of Sweden

Previous Job Positions:

  • Communication & Interior Design Manager
  • Interior Design Manager
  • Activities specialist


  • Sandalwood High School
  • University of North FL

Level of Education:

  • High School Diploma

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