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Designer - Childrens Footwear - 12 month maternity fixed term contract

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Work type: Fixed Term Full-time, Permanent Full-time, Casual
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all of our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With another 50 new stores opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Designer / Graphic Designer, Kids Footwear to join our Design team, based in our Head Office in Mulgrave, Melbourne. We are seeking a well-qualified candidate, with a background in Footwear construction, who is capable of jumping in and hitting the ground running in this fast pace environment.

This opportunity will see you work collaboratively with the design / merchandise teams whilst at the same time researching and developing footwear product from concept to final sign off, managing the production of artwork and graphics for overseas manufacturers, interpreting briefs given on product requirements, and working closely with design / buying teams throughout the seasonal cycle. You will be required to complete technical sketches which are detail and fabric specific, quality focussed and design to a competitive price point.

You will work in an environment that supports your creative flair and you will see millions of Kmart customers wear your designs. The role has a strong trend component, and you must be capable of completing significant research across diverse portfolios concurrently. Therefore you will need to be highly collaborative and analytical, have a structured approach, be incredibly well organised with strong time management skills, deadline driven and process orientated. Given we are a Design led model, your knowledge and opinions will be valued, so you will require the ability to build great working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to ensure speed to market, understanding of market trends and product differentiation from competitors. You will have already made a strong impact in previous roles and your graphic design and technical drawings experience will be integral to your success. In addition a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS will give you the ideal background to excel in this position.

A background in footwear construction and fabric knowledge is essential.

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

So if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement with your current resume, folio (essential) as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.





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