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Buying Assistant - Confectionery

Apply now Job no: 502272
Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Buyer

At Kmart, 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, everywhere they shop with us.  

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times. 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 40 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!  

Over the past few years we’ve revolutionised the way we buy and merchandise our product and have successfully transformed our business into one of Australia’s most successful discount department store retailers. Our focus is to deliver an exceptional own brand product whilst ensuring we maintain extraordinarily low prices whilst delivering great quality. Our Buying team, in partnership with our Designers and Planners are critical to the success of Kmart and we are currently seeking applications from experienced Buyer Assistants for an opportunity in our Confectionary and Easter business.  Working closely with the Buyer, the Buying Assistant role offers variety and challenge, with the scope to further develop your business skills, product knowledge and broaden your career path.

In this role, you will primarily be responsible for the following;

  • Provide efficient and timely support to the Buyer, covering all administrative aspects of the portfolio
  • Hold responsibility for coordinating advertising submissions and managing samples for advertising and quality assurance purposes
  • Build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acting as the contact point for both store and supplier queries

To be successful in securing this great buying assistant opportunity you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong customer focus and a professional approach to supplier relations
  • Strong computer literacy, with strong skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel (essential)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Previous experience in a merchandise role working within either Buying, Planning, Product Design - those with experience from a 'big box' retail environment will be considered highly favourable.

Solid understanding of the basic buying principles within a general merchandise environment would be considered an advantage

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.

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