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Employee Relations Advisor

Apply now Job no: 504352
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Human Resources

About Kmart Group

The Kmart Group, comprising Kmart and Target, was formed as the Department Stores division in February 2016 and rebranded to the Kmart Group in November 2018. The division operates 500 stores across Australia and New Zealand and employs more than 46,000 team members. Catch, an online marketplace, also formed part of the group in 2019. KAS Group Asia employs 700 + team members across different parts of Asia and play an active role in technology, innovation, vendor selection, price negotiations and supplier management.


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?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Employee Relations Advisor to join our Employee Relations team.

Reporting into our Head of Employee Relations for Kmart Group, this role will support the delivery of employee relations activities across Kmart Group – including: Enterprise Bargaining projects, Compliance, Group ways of working, litigation and advocacy.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Employee Relations Advocacy – manage employment litigation matters, including appearing on behalf of our brands at the Fair Work Commission
  • Business Partnering – ensure the people & capability team are provided with the required support to lead the resolution of employee relations issues and cases
  • Enterprise Bargaining – supporting the end-to-end Enterprise Bargaining process for Enterprise Agreements across the group
  • Projects – partnering with the business in the delivery of expert employee relations advice in relations to projects and operations initiatives
  • Employee Relations Capability – partner with the people & capability teams to develop and implement training for line managers in key workplace relations policies
  • Compliance – supporting compliance activities across the group

About You

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Law, IR or HR with good working experience in a similar role.  Enterprise bargaining and negotiation skills is essential as is strong stakeholder management and communication skills along with commercial and practical thinking, good experience in workplace investigations and excellent organisation skills, attention to detail and ability to work autonomously.


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. 

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

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


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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