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Inventory Specialist - Projects

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Supply Chain/Distribution Centres

The Role

  • Maximise on-shelf availability in 3rd Party Online Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) & DCs while optimising location inventory turns and minimising supply chain costs
  • Support further new business expansion
  • Create and optimise demand and fulfilment processes in line with broader inventory processes

Key Responsibilities


  • Understand the online exclusive and new business strategy and apply it to the role performed


Communicating & Influencing

  • Act as a single point of contact & resource for New Business team and CFC facility
  • Liaise between NB team and Inventory teams to understand requirements to support CFC processes and incorporate these into existing inventory systems and process.
  • Build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders through proactive communication and collaboration
  • Drive an open and honest channel of communication with key stakeholders
  • Represents own interests while being considerate and fair to key stakeholders and their interests.

Analysis & Problem Solving

  • Review and maintain the integrity of region and location replenishment settings and parameters that drive CFC fulfilment systems and processes (Store SSCOV, LSPLs etc.)
  • Analyse CFC inventory flow and proactively apply learnings when setting system parameters to optimise stock flow
  • Identify system and process requirement for the ongoing management of CFCs
  • Drive the effective utilisation of Demand & Fulfilment systems and processes, maximising on-shelf availability while optimising inventory stock turns and minimising supply chain costs

Business & Commercial Acumen

  • Run and review available tools and reporting to support analysis of region and location inventory levels for key stakeholders.
  • Confident knowledge of region and locations and ability to discuss when asked.
  • Broad knowledge of all GM/AP merchandise impacts and ability to discuss when asked.
  • Provide recommendations and implement action plans in order to maximise Region/Location sales.
  • Present to Small Store Format Team, Stores, Team Leaders and Fulfilment team.
  • Confident and concise presentation of key points in relevant meetings.
  • Build knowledge of Kmart replenishment and allocation systems (i.e. KDW, Excel) to improve efficiencies.


  • Drive continuous improvement of strategies and processes associated with managing CFC inventory levels and flow.

Service & Delivery Focus

  • Maintain evenness of Availability for Region/Location to agreed targets

About You

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities/Technology Used:

  • Strong understanding of the retail landscape including merchandise forecasting and replenishment concepts
  • Strong understanding of replenishment process and strategies
  • Strong influencing, communication and collaboration skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Deep affinity for and understanding of store issues and requirements
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Problem solving and proactive resolution skills
  • Prioritisation and organisation skills

Work Experience:

  • +5 years retail experience.
  • Retail store experience would be an advantage
  • Understanding of inventory management within a retail environment would be an advantage

Preferred Formal Education/Qualifications:

  • Tertiary

Mandatory Formal Education/Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of Inventory Management
  • Sound knowledge of Outlook and Excel

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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