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Senior Designer - Active

Apply now Job no: 503351
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 and talented Senior Designer to join our team who love to make everyday living brighter for our customers. 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 hinges on our reputation for being an amazing place to work and grow.

The role will see you become a crucial part of the team, so we are seeking a well-qualified and experienced candidate who is highly creative with a real vision for designing product,  who has outstanding commercial awareness and a comprehensive understanding of current menswear trends.

You will be capable of jumping in and hitting the ground running in this fast-paced environment.  Your previous experience will ideally have had a focus on active wear, coupled with your ability to create your own graphics and print will hold you in good stead for this role. 

Reporting into the menswear design manager, you will be responsible for a product area and have a real input in the category design direction. You will also be responsible for identifying, interpreting and implementing global and market trends to grow sales.  This role will require you to utilize your strategic leadership skills to drive positive range outcomes. You will be expected to plan and design new ranges, taking responsibility for everything from design concept through to technical fabric development, product selection and producing creative designs that represent the very latest fashion trends in Menswear. An ability to react quickly to any necessary, in season, product changes is also an important factor within this role.

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. Your ability to prioritise workflow and ensure challenging deadlines are met is crucial and essential to this role is your sound background in graphic design, garment construction, technical drawings, fabric knowledge, textile yardages and print placements and range building. In addition, you must have a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Your strong account management 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!….

Kmart operates at a fast pace, are results focussed and we all work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business and to ensure 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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