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Buyer - Kidswear (13 Months Contract)

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Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Buyer

The Role

Our Buying team, in partnership with our Designers, Planners and global sourcing team are critical to delivering our business strategy and the success of Kmart. As a buyer you willl be responsible for driving growth in a specific category.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Developing ranges to establish the appropriate balance of Price, Volume, basics, quality, innovation and trend to deliver strong category growth.
  • Ability to recognise and interpret trends and build ranges to ensure consistent brand handwriting.
  • Using commercial skills, combined with the ability to analyse customer's needs and research to effectively deliver long term strategic growth.
  • Managing the end to end Critical Path process across functions to meet instore dates.
  • Managing and using strategies to achieve the financial plans including sales, profit and stock turn.

About You

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

  • Extensive Apparel buying experience combined with trend awareness.
  • Commercial focus working in a dynamic fast paced team.
  • Highly driven and motivated.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven success driving category growth and delivering increased profit.
  • Success oriented - you thrive in a team environment and enjoy being able to contribute to a business where you can drive further growth.
  • Kids apparel experience would be an advantage but not essential.

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group.  A generous bonus scheme is on offer as well as access to Wesfarmers share plan and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart and other Wesfarmers limited businesses.

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 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.

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