Ikea appoints its manager in Envigado, and announces that it will have a team of 300 people

Ikea appoints its manager in Envigado, and announces that it will have a team of 300 people
Ikea appoints its manager in Envigado, and announces that it will have a team of 300 people

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After opening its doors in Bogotá and recently in Cali, the Swedish home furniture brand Ikea is preparing the launch and its third and, for now, last point in Colombia: that of Viva Envigado.

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As reported, the start of operations in Antioquia territory is expected to occur in the second semester this year, although at the moment there is no official date.

Meanwhile, the team of workers continues to be formed and there is even a leader who will be in charge of the operation of the store in the southern municipality of the Aburrá Valley.

This is Carlos Eduardo Ocampo, who is a business administrator with an emphasis on human talent management and specialization in finance. Regarding him, the company said, “he brings his valuable experience of 27 years in the sector. retail and operations, having held key roles in administrative, commercial and operational areas in other companies in the sector.”

Ocampo He will lead a team of around 300 peoplewho, according to Ikea, “will play a fundamental role in the arrival in Envigado.”

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“We are excited to open our third store in Colombia, this time in Antioquia. “We are committed to providing functional solutions in decoration and design for all countries,” said Ocampo, after his appointment.

At the moment, the construction of the headquarters in Envigado continues to advance and it is known that The surface will be more than 18,000 square meters.

To date, Ikea has hired 800 people directly in the country, of which 270 correspond to Cali, and more than 500 to the operation in Bogotá.

The estimate is that, after the opening of Medellín and the growth of the other two cities, this figure will have a significant growth to about 1,300 people.

Since landing in Colombia in September of last year, Ikea has received more than 2 million visitors.

 
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