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Senior Designer - Boyswear

Apply now Job no: 503391
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

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 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.

What we’re looking for?

An exciting role has arisen for a highly experienced Senior Designer - Boyswear to join our Design team on a maternity leave contract.  This role is based in our Head Office in Mulgrave and will see you become a crucial part of the team, so we are seeking a well-qualified and experienced candidate who has strong experience in boys wear designing and is capable of jumping in and hitting the ground running in this fast paced environment.

Reporting to the Kidswear Design Manager, you will be responsible for managing and leading a small team of designers and graphic designers (both onshore and off) to guide category design direction and will also be responsible for identifying, interpreting and implementing global and market trends to grow sales.  This role will also require you to utilize your strategic leadership skills to drive positive range outcomes.

This opportunity will also see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams, partnering with buyers, whilst at the same time researching and developing apparel product from concept to final sign off, managing the production of artwork for overseas manufacturers and interpreting briefs given on product requirements. 

About You

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.

Essential to this role is your sound background in 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!….

We operate at a fast pace, are highly results focussed and we all work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business and that 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.

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, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

To apply please upload your current resume and upload your portfolio or examples of your Design work.  If you haven’t designed boyswear previously, please feel free to create a mini-range to showcase

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



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