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Design Manager - Apparel

Apply now Job no: 502261
Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

Looking for your next adventure? Want to work for an organisation dedicated to enriching our customers lives by offering everyday items at the lowest prices? Kmart Australia has enjoyed amazing success in doing just that, due to our creative design team designing commercial, customer focussed and coordinated on-trend product ensuring our customers benefit from quality products at low prices.  To ensure our continued success in the design space, we currently have a position for someone with a creative background and strong leadership, to head up our Apparel Design team as the Design Manager – Apparel.

Your previous experience in roles similar to this will have seen you responsible for the following:

  • Leading a large creative team across apparel driving continuous improvements and inspiring a high performance culture;
  • Igniting the creative passion and inspiring design teams to be better than the best, making them the envy of every major retailer worldwide;
  • Setting, leading and coordinating product trends  across apparel – ensuring these are the basis for tasteful handwriting and ensuring the products we offer are not only based on future trend forecasts but challenge our buying teams to make everyday living brighter for our customers;
  • Driving the functional design strategy in collaboration with our Merchandise Buying teams;
  • Driving the collaboration and influencing of the merch team to ensure our product ranges are commercial, customer focused and reflect Kmart’s handwriting and taste level.

Your strong stakeholder management will ensure all you meet with are taken on the design journey and your continuous improvement mentality will enable design process and efficiencies to be developed to deliver a low-cost design-led model.

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times. We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With another 40 new stores planned for opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, Kmart are on a mission to improve the 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!  

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who live and breathe our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher so you’ll enjoy being part of this growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is 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, a generous 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.



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