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Designer - Girls Babywear

Apply now Job no: 502299
Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

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!  

An exciting role has arisen for a highly experienced Girls Babywear Designer to join our Design team, based in our Head Office in Mulgrave. The role will see you become a crucial part of the team, so we are seeking a well-qualified candidate who has strong experience in girls babywear designing and is capable of jumping in and hitting the ground running in this fast paced environment.

This opportunity will see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams and partnering with a buyer whilst at the same time researching and developing apparel product from concept to final sign off, managing the production of artwork for overseas manufacturers, interpreting briefs given on product requirements, and working closely with a buying team throughout the seasonal cycle. 

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. Essential to this role is your sound background in graphic design, garment construction, technical drawings, fabric knowledge, textile yardages and print placements and range building. In addition you must have a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Your strong account management skills will also give you the ideal background to excel in this position.

This is a great opportunity to join our fast paced and highly successful design team in a role which allows your active contribution to our strategy whilst developing your career with one of Australia's most well-known & successful retail brands. In return for your skills you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, a fantastic culture and a professional working environment, plus lots more!….

We operate at a fast pace, are  results focussed and work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business to ensure we delight our customers every day! Our structure is non-hierarchical; our leaders are approachable and foster a culture that encourages innovation, creativity and autonomy.

We have a lot to offer our team members including great development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme, free parking, benefits program and access to Wesfarmers share plan.

So if you have the required experience and our culture sounds like the right fit for you – don't miss this great opportunity to join Australia's most profitable retailer.

Phone screening and interviews will occur prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies. Agencies - Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by a Recruitment team member.

To apply please upload your current resume and complete the online application form along with your portfolio or examples of your Design work.

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