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Design Manager

Apply now Job no: 503651
Work type: Permanent 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.

Culture

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?

Reporting to the Head of Design and Forecasting, you will be responsible for managing and leading a team of designers and graphic designers to set, lead and coordinate 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.

Specifically you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing and inspiring a high performance team and culture;
  • Helping to drive continuous improvement throughout  the design function;
  • Set up and drive a successful partnership with the wider merchandise teams to develop new products and ranges;
  • Guides the Senior Designers to deep dive into cohesive trend steers;
  • visually articulate and effectively communicate the trend direction for the season.

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 the end to end design process, as well as a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Your exceptional account management and influencing skills will also give you the ideal background to excel in this position.  Your expertise on fabric technology and childrenswear as well as your specialisation in apparel will hold you in good stead.

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!….

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.

Kmart are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – this means we are committed to responding to every applicant

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