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State People & Capability Manager - VIC/TAS

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

About Kmart

With more than 235 stores and employing over 34,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.

Serving the needs of Australian and New Zealand families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter.


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal & business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same! 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 is on a mission to make everyday living brighter for our customers and team members.

What we’re looking for?

Due to a number of internal moves & promotions, we are seeking an experienced People & Capability leader to join our P&C Operations team. Reporting to the Head of People & Capability, Stores and Supply Chain, this role will see you providing expert timely advice on day to day issues that arise within our stores, in addition to working on strategic initiatives and projects whilst supporting the State Manager as a trusted business partner. Frequent travel to regional locations and to Tasmania is a requirement, as is daily travel to our metropolitan Melbourne stores – your office is your car!

Working closely with the State Manager, the 5 Zone Managers & Store Managers, you and your team, consisting of two P&C Business Partners, will provide a broad range of P&C services including:

  • Talent Management, Performance Management, Recruitment, Culture, Change Management, Employee & Industrial Relations advice.
  • Deliver P&C procedures and initiatives, drive talent management processes, leadership capability and facilitate succession planning within stores
  • Ensure proactive workforce planning across store and DC management talent pools,
  • Assist with attraction & retention strategies across both stores and DC’s and be involved in stores and DC recruitment activity
  • Deliver and facilitate training programs and coach for leadership, performance and manage people-related change. You will also Lead and manage the delivery of key strategic projects.
  • Manage employee and industrial relations issues, conduct investigations, provide advice in relation to incidents and coach managers to enhance their ability to interpret legislation, EBA’s, policy & procedures

About You

This role provides a great opportunity for an experienced HR leader, used to working in fast-paced, multi-site environments, to coach and develop a team of two highly capable P&C Business partners. You will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • You will be a passionate culture ambassador who influences and coaches team members to model the Kmart values and our desired behaviours whilst working with the leaders to create a positive working culture and an environment;
  • You will be an approachable and supportive manager who is heavily invested in the development of your team of 2 P&C Business Partners;
  • You understand the busy nature of retailing and provide pragmatic uncomplicated advice that keeps the business moving at pace;
  • Given the fast-paced, high volume, high touch nature of the role you will need to be exceptionally well organised, work well in a transactional environment, be resilient, responsive and capable of change;
  • You are an engaging collaborator who values input from others so we can grow together and realise our vision, and it is a personal belief that our best results come when we all work as ‘one team’.

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, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), and our Kmart-For-You benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


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