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Designer - Girls Sleepwear, Underwear, Accessories and Socks

Apply now Job no: 502300
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!  

We have an amazing team of Designers who are responsible for creating in demand, on-trend products. Operating as a design led retailer, we harness global trends and create designs and products unique to Kmart! Our products are in huge demand and have an incredible social media following.  As such we have an opening for a designer for our Girls Sleepwear, Underwear, Accessories and Socks portfolio – it’s a great time to be part of the Kmart design team!

The role!

This role will see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams, 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. 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.

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 and graphics print 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.

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 solid experience in print 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 positionThis portfolio will suit a designer who is passionate about designing girlswear that is able to encapsulate our customers’ needs.  To be successful in this role you will have a solid understanding of the sleepwear and underwear market, an outstanding knowledge of fabrics and their fit for purpose and graphic print design skills. 

You!

…are a highly experienced designer who has a broad range of experience ideally across girlswear. Your success in this role will be measured by the success of your portfolio, high level of stakeholder engagement and cohesive handwriting across the Kmart floor.  In addition, a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS will give you the ideal background to excel in this position. 

Here is what our Designers say about working at Kmart!

“The Design team are brilliant; they really are great people to work with. Having direct influence on the product is key for a Designer and working so collaboratively with the buyer / planner is great”

“I love the products I get to design and the creativity I get to add into the products and graphics”

“I love the job security, it’s such a successful business, great team atmosphere, hands on design role”

“Kmart offers lots of creative potential, room for growth and development, great work/life balance, a world class Design team who are all very easy to work with, positive team leaders, fun, get to work across a broad range of product”

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.

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 FOLIO / EXAMPLES of your work and complete the online application form.

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