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Buying Assistant

Apply now Job no: 503817
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Buyer

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?

Kmart currently have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, passionate and innovative individual to join our team. Working closely with the Buyer, the Buying Assistant role offers variety and challenges, with a scope to develop your business skills and product knowledge to broaden your career path.

This role will give you the opportunity to provide efficient and timely support to the Buyer, covering all aspects of the portfolio and administration. You will assist in product range reviews, merchandise administration and management of samples.

This role will also see you build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acting as the contact point for both store and supplier queries.


About You

To meet the challenges of this position you will have;


  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A strong customer focus
  • Strong computer literacy, with strong skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Previous experience within retail will be highly regarded, and
  • A passion for product
This is an ideal opportunity for you to take the next step in your retail career working within a dynamic, fast paced buying office providing generous potential for growth and development.
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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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