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Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

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Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Human Resources

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 our customers, every time and everywhere 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 more 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!  

Reporting in to the Head of Organisational Capability, we are now seeking an experienced Diversity and Inclusion Manager to manage Kmart’s Diversity and Inclusion Program. The primary focus of this critical role will be to achieve key targets that have been set for employment opportunities in relation to; gender balance in leadership, people with disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Summary of other key responsibilities in this role are outlined as follows;

  • Design and develop diversity and inclusion strategy supporting initiatives in line with people strategy and overall business strategy
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the range of; needs, expectations, cultures and types of engagement required of a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Co-ordinate diversity and inclusion programs, including set up of working groups and project teams to ensure execution of deliverables on time and according to plan
  • Implement systems and process change to achieve objectives
  • Design and lead key D&I Projects (i.e. Flexible Workplace)
  • Address risks and issues, escalating when appropriate to ensure successful program implementation and be seen as SME on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Manage metrics and reporting for three diversity streams (leadership, disability and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders) and allocated budget
  • Note – role will require fairly regular travel across Australia/New Zealand

To meet the challenges of this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, OD or similar related discipline or demonstrated experience combined with project or program management
  • Demonstrated success in a Diversity and Inclusion role as well as proven experience in coaching, challenging and educating business leaders in how they drive D&I in their business everyday
  • Implemented methods to measure success, track progress and maintain a focus on achieving organisational D&I targets
  • Experience working with people with diverse needs in a similar role (e.g. disability groups, indigenous communities, multicultural communities, volunteers).
  • Experience with developing and implementing elements of a people strategy in a large, fast-paced and complex global company (those with experience in creating a formal strategy to support flexible working conditions will be considered highly favourable)
  • Pride yourself on keeping abreast with advancements in the diversity and inclusion field
  • Proactively discusses major initiatives in a thoughtful, forthright way that builds interest and commitment and demonstrates ability to influence and drive change across all levels of the organisation
  • Readily takes ownership of challenging or difficult tasks; identifies problems quickly and strives for results
  • Planning and organisational skills including the ability to really listen to people, reflect, show empathy, quickly build rapport with people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce high-quality reports including quantitative and qualitative data analysis, along with relevant, impactful and realistic recommendations
  • Available and willing to travel approx. monthly across Australia/New Zealand to ensure maximum exposure, impact and delivery of the D&I strategy

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, free parking and inclusion in the employee benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles (till 2020), Target and Officeworks.

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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