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 every where 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!
To support our 50 stores across NSW and ACT we are seeking an experienced HR Manager with retail store experience to join our HR Operations team. Reporting to the National HR Operations Manager this role will see you providing effective HR and Talent Management support to the stores network and our NSW distribution centre.
Working closely with our State Operations Manager, the Zone & Store Managers you and your team, consisting of two HR Advisors, will provide a broad range of HR services including Talent Management, Performance Management, Recruitment, Culture, Change Management, Employee & Industrial Relations.
You will deliver HR procedures and initiatives, drive talent management processes and facilitate succession planning within stores, ensure proactive workforce planning across store management talent pools, assist with attraction & retention strategies, be involved in stores recruitment activity, deliver and facilitate training programs and coach for leadership, performance and manage people-related change. You will also Lead and manage the delivery of key strategic projects.
In consultation with our ER team you will be managing employee and industrial relations issues, conducting investigations and providing advice in relation to incidents, supporting EBA negotiations and coaching managers to enhance their ability to interpret legislation, EBA’s, policy & procedures and build relationships with unions. Working with our Injury Services & Safety teams you will conduct case management for ill and injured team members and will drive safety initiatives and requirements in store.
You will be a passionate culture ambassador who influences and coaches stores management and team members to model the Kmart values and our desired behaviours whilst working with our stores leaders to create a positive working culture and an environment that recognises and rewards high performance, whilst developing the store management teams’ leaderships skills.
As a leader yourself, you will be an approachable and supportive manager who is heavily invested in the development of your team, providing them with the guidance and mentoring required to successfully deliver in their roles whilst advancing their skills and knowledge.
You are comfortable with the requirement to be constantly mobile, your office will mostly be your car as you regularly travel around the states and have a visible presence across your store network. As such, you can think on your feet, your ability to work autonomously is essential, you possess great initiative and quickly find solutions that solve problems and add value.
Given the fast-paced, high volume, high touch nature of the role you will need to be exceptionally well organised, work well in a transactional environment, be resilient, responsive and capable of change. You love rolling up your sleeves and can easily flex from leading strategic conversations to completing the required administration.
As a leader who partners with a wide range of stakeholders team work is a given, so you are an engaging collaborator who values input from others so we can grow together and realise our vision. You will enjoy working with and being supported by your fellow HR Operations team and the HR Centre of Excellence.
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 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.