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P&C Business Partner - Vic/Tas

Apply now Job no: 503226
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Human Resources

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 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.

The role

The People and Capability Business Partner supports two Zone Managers who between them lead 25+ Kmart stores, with each store having 6 Managers and an average of 150 Team Members. Our VIC/TAS People and Capability team is an effective team, with 2 Business Partners and an Indigenous Employment Advisor, reporting into the State People and Capability Manager. Our extended team includes various specialist State Support roles and National Specialist’s based out of Melbourne.

The Kmart store network will be expanding from 200 stores to over 300 stores across Australia and NZ within the next 12 months. Having recently welcomed a new PCBP to our VIC/TAS team, we are now looking to further support this change by hiring a third PCBP. This flexible role will partner Zone Managers and stores from Melbourne’s West to regional Western Victoria.

This is a fast-paced role, which will see you involved in everything from cyclical HR tasks, to complex people issues, strategic business partnering and a real ability to impact store culture!

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing general HR related advice, support and coaching to Store and Zone Managers
  • Promoting engagement initiatives and assisting stores to increase team engagement
  • Zone talent management and succession planning
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion strategies across stores
  • End to end investigations
  • Recruitment, specifically interviewing for Line Managers and above
  • Facilitation of HR related training and presenting at meetings
  • Providing advice and guidance on complex cases involving injuries and illnesses (predominantly non-work related)
  • Implementation of National initiatives, such as performance review processes, talent mapping and engagement surveys
  • Answering general policy, national agreement and payroll queries
  • Supporting change initiatives
  • Contribute to National projects

 What we are looking for

To be successful in this role a broad range of people skills and HR knowledge is required. Most importantly and the key to your success will be your ability to build strong relationships with Store Managers, State and National support teams and offer a valuable and trusting partnership to your Zone Managers.

Experience and skills that are desirable:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Ability to adapt and prioritise
  • Pragmatic approach and the ability to problem solve and navigate through grey situations to achieve solid decision making
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders
  • Possess a diverse range of HR knowledge and skills
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Lead by example and demonstrate and live Kmart Values (Live Integrity, Take Care, Customer First, Grow Together and Reach Higher)

 Qualifications in Human Resources, although highly valued, are not essential, as real-life experience in similar roles is also valued highly.


You’ll be joining a fun and dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated. You’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and agile - 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.


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), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, 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.



Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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