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Designer - Kids Stationery, Craft & Events (12 month contract)

Apply now Job no: 503052
Work type: Fixed Term 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!  

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 – it’s a great time to be part of the Kmart design team!

We now have a role for a creative designer to cover for a 12 month Maternity Leave contract in our Events (e.g. Christmas), Craft and Kids Stationery portfolio. You will be an experienced, commercially focused designer who has a passion for illustration, product and be a print and paper expert.

This exciting opportunity will see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams whilst:

  • gaining inspiration from fashion, interiors and international markets to design unique commercial products from concept to final sign off;
  • understanding the customer and creating designs that inspire and connect;
  • remaining diverse in your handwriting style and working to tight deadlines;
  • producing on-time artwork ready to submit to local and overseas manufacturers;
  • influencing and leading the buying team to ensure on trend and all specifications are met;
  • understanding the production limitations and cost restrictions but able to enhance and add value within budget.

Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to ensure speed to market and product differentiation from competitors to fit with our market, along with your:

  • ability to create on-trend character and designs appropriate for the events, crafting and kids and youth markets;
  • creative thinking;
  • understanding of printing processes;
  • a broad versatile approach to on-trend design and execution;
  • solid experience with Adobe Creative Suite and in particular, Adobe Illustrator.
  • fantastic stakeholder engagement and management skills; and
  • strong understanding of core principles around packaging and brand.

This is an ideal opportunity to join our fast paced and highly successful design team in a role that allows you to actively contribute to the Kmart strategy whilst developing your career with Australia's most profitable retailer.

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, a generous 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.



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