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Design Assistant - Menswear

Apply now Job no: 503935
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

About Kmart

With more than 300 stores and employing over 44,000 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 are we looking for?

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 which has a reputation for being an amazing place to work and grow.

This exciting Design Assistant - Menswear position is based at our National Office in Mulgrave, where you will be responsible for driving growth. The primary of this role is to work collaboratively with the designer and design team to assist with day to day roles & responsibilities. Support the designer to focus on driving the handwriting, taste levels and product desirability of the department to exceed customer expectations and grow incremental sales.

 To do this, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the designer to develop ranges ;
  • Assist the designer to interpret trends to ensure consistent brand handwriting.
  • Create accurate technical specification drawings and production art
  • Style briefs / Tech packs/DSS & Accellion
  • Range boards / plans and supporting ahead of TPR’s
  • Trend / graphic / colour research
  • Trend Steer / deep dives / must haves
  • Collating / pulling together trend boards

About You

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following critical skills and experience;

  • Degree in Fashion Design or similar
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships quickly with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work across all of Apparel departments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to create accurate technical specification drawings or the ability to learn on the job quickly
  • Prior experience design soft goods;
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build amazing relationships; and
  • Ability to multi task.

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 committed to fostering an inclusive and safe culture, which reflects the diversity in the communities in which we operate. We are committed to the development of our team members and ensuring that all are treated fairly and with respect. 

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

“We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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