At Kmart, where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items, 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!
Due to growth in our Planning team we are now seeking to recruit a Merchandise Planners across apparel and / or general merchandise.
Based at our Head Office in Mulgrave and reporting into a Planning Manager, in this role you will:
- deliver key profit objectives through innovation, customer orientation, inventory management and analysis
- work closely with your buyer and the broader team
- be a significant contributor in executing the strategy
- trade your business to maximise every opportunity and minimise risks
- control a significant Open to Buy
- forecast stock requirements to maximise revenue, margin and stock turn performance
As an experienced Merchandise Planner, you will have a solid knowledge base, an inquisitive and commercial mind and enjoy knowledge sharing. Working collaboratively is your preferred style but you are comfortable owning your business and decision making.
Driven to succeed, you have demonstrated business acumen and exceptional commercial results; excel in forecasting, interpreting market trends and executing strategic trading plans to exceed targets and deliver growth.
You are a well-regarded trader, strong communicator and influencer, with a proactive approach. Strong computer literacy, including proficiency in Excel is essential.
We are a huge volume retailer and we do things a little differently around here! We will support you in learning the Kmart way but we will also give you the accountability and ownership you crave. Kmart is a company that will give you the opportunity to gain experience outside of your comfort zone, where you can develop professionally and truly own your career!
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 as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.