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Project Managers - Stores -12 month fixed term contract

Apply now Job no: 503102
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: WA Metro
Categories: Property

About Kmart

With more than 200 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 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 and 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 has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

Early 2016, Wesfarmers Limited announced a restructure of its department store businesses which will enable Kmart and Target to maximise and share opportunities where appropriate while maintaining and growing these iconic Australian brands.  Through this restructure, a new Department Store Division was created comprising of both Kmart Australia Ltd and Target Australia Ltd.

What we’re looking for?

A unique opportunity to join the department stores collaboration has become available for an experienced construction & fitout project manager professional to take on the role of  ‘Project Manager – Stores’, a 12 month full time fixed term contract working within the Store Development team on various projects which may include; large store refurbishment, small store fitouts, store closures and business initiatives-Retail Project Management experience is mandatory .Reporting to a Lead Project Manager, this role will see you involved in the following;

  • Management and compliance of construction sites, ensuring sites in your portfolio are kept safe, free of hazards and compliant to Kmart Group safety standards.
  • Deliver projects to agreed programmes, budgets and in line with business standards, expectations and strategies.
  • Play an integral part of reducing the capital per square metre for build and fit-out of new stores, refurbishments, closures, conversions and business initiatives.
  • Responsible for end-to-end project management, identifying and mitigating project risks, engaging with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project critical paths and agreed programmes are achieved.
  • Improving the speed and execution of onsite works, fitout, construction works through to handover of store to Store Operations, in line with forecasted opening dates.
  • Manage project costs and scope in line with agreed deliverables and business strategies.
  • Manage and engage various external consultants and contractors for project development works.
  • Flexible to work across states and New Zealand.

About You

To be successful in securing this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in Building or Construction Management or Fitouts combined with significant experience in a ‘client-side role’ within the retail sector (preferably to discount department store level).
  • Proven Project Development and/or Management experience in the delivery of construction and retail development projects; particularly retail store creation and related works.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, consult and advise on building fitout works projects; particularly in a retail environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding agreements for lease documentation, Development plans/ drawings, Building Specifications as well as strong knowledge of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards
  • Experience in working with construction consultants including architects, engineers and quantity surveyors to achieve outcomes.
  • Experience in working with fitout contractors, Principle Contractor, Shopfitters, Signage contractors to achieve outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – capable of generating and maintaining effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Functional Requirements – Budgeting, Supplier Management, Delivery Assurance, Metrics/Measurement, Project Control/Administration, Risk Management, Presentation Skills

Critical to this role is a strong understanding of retail store development; we require a project manager who excels at managing timelines to a determined budget. Someone who will be a true champion of the Wesfarmers Values – Teamwork, Integrity, Bold Thinking, Customer focused and Results Driven and who exemplifies model behaviours. Our structure is non-hierarchical; our leaders are approachable and foster a culture that encourages innovation, creativity and autonomy.

So, if you have the required experience and our culture sounds like the right fit for you then please upload your current resume along with a cover letter and complete the online application form.

You will be afforded flexibility, autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across the Kmart 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, Target and Officeworks.

So, if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

Kmart Group values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.



Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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