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Design Manager - Menswear

Apply now Job no: 502692
Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

How would you like to play a part in Kmart’s success? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate talented Design Manager for Kmart's Mens and Active Clothing categories to join our fast paced team that love to make everyday living brighter for our Customers.

Kmart is currently in its growth phase and as a result we are expanding our business to include more store openings, growth in the online sales area and expansion into global markets. Our Design team, in partnership with our Buyers, Planners and global sourcing team are critical to delivering our business strategy and the success of Kmart and has a reputation for being an amazing place to work and grow.

Reporting to the Head of Design and Forecasting, you will be responsible for managing and leading a team of designers and graphic designers to set, lead and coordinate category design direction and will also be responsible for identifying, interpreting and implementing global and market trends to grow sales.  This role will also require you to utilize your strategic leadership skills to drive positive range outcomes.

Specifically you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing and inspiring a high performance team and culture;
  • Help drive continuous improvement throughout  the design function;
  • Set up and drive a successful partnership with the wider merchandise teams to develop new products and ranges;
  • Guides the Senior Designers to deep dive into cohesive trend steers;
  • visually articulate and effectively communicate the trend direction for the season.

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 the end to end design process, as well as a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Your exceptional account management and influencing 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!….

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”

“We get great exposure and you see so many people wearing your product”

“We are taking over market share in the DDS fashion sector and growing our reputation for delivering more fashionable products”

“Big team, lots of awesome people, good training & growth programs, great working culture & a great range of products to design for”

“I love the job security, pleasant working environment, 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”

We operate at a fast pace, are highly results focussed and we all work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business and that 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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