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DC Design & Automation Manager

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Planner

The Role

To generate real value to Kmart Supply Chain by challenging our thinking, current processes to essentially improve productivity or data integrity or safety and importantly with a focus on reducing costs using technology and process improvements.

  • DC Design standards & Performance – to ensure and optimise the standards and performance of Kmart’s DC Design Solutions
  • Automation Standards and performance – Manage the Transition of Kmart’s DC Designed Automation solutions
  • Continuous improvement – ensuring continue optimisation of all DC solutions across Kmart’s operations

Key Responsibilities

Solution Design

  • To optimise the DC design and automation solution with suppliers that delivers the business benefits as per the business specification document, building the commissioning and go live strategies that creates the roadmap for implementation

Supplier Management

  • The collaborative management of the suppliers that are designing and implementing the DC design and automation solutions during the detailed design, build, commissioning, FAT and SAT phases

Change Management

  • Effectively manage the business impact resulting from the solution ensuring stakeholders are engaged and providing support during workshops

About You

Work Experience

  • Proven experience in delivering successful outcomes and managing business project and change initiatives
  • Experience in complex projects e.g. business transformation, ERP implementation or automation projects
  • Experience in DC design and implementation of the design
  • High level organisational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with multiple stakeholders
  • Experienced in issue resolution and negotiation to drive positive outcomes
  • Experienced in managing and implementation of automation solutions
  • Experienced in management of suppliers


Technical Skills required:

  • Strong Automation systems and optimisation experience
  • Strong understanding of end to end supply chain
  • Experienced design management of DC's and automation solutions including safety, maintenance, and quality plans
  • Experienced CAD operator

Traits / Abilities:

  • Development of whole DC design and automation operations
  • Excellent communication skills - persuasive and open communicator
  • Ability to lead and manage change, represent key user interests and influence/motivate others effectively
  • Knowledge of supply chain business processes and systems

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.

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


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.

Due to the nature of your position, this offer of employment is conditional upon you completing a satisfactory police check. We will let you know if your police check returns an unsatisfactory result, in which case this offer of employment will lapse.

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