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Planning Team Leader - Womenswear

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

The Role

Establish strategic direction for category in conjunction with Business Manager and DMM/PM in order to deliver budgeted KPI’s and meet Kmart’s strategic objectives.

Manage and plan an assigned department in line with strategy and meeting KPI’s including sales, profit, OTB and stock flows. While leading and developing a team of planners and planning assistants.

Key Responsibilities

Merchandise KPI’s/Strategic Direction for Assigned Category

  • Working with BM/PM/DMM to set strategic direction for category and communicate/implement with team
  • Implement departmental strategy with team to develop plan that achieves sales, profit and inventory targets
  • Financial Management – Managing categories on an ongoing basis ensuring merchandise financial plan remains within business expectations and KPIs


  • Lead and develop direct report planners in conjunction with the RBU planning team to deliver Kmart's strategic direction and financial goals
  • Provide direction to the relevant Buying Team in delivering Kmart’s strategic direction
  • Clearly articulate Kmart's strategy to the relevant planning and buying teams
  • Develop direct report planning team to ensure consistently outstanding merchandise ranging, planning and assortments.

Manage/Trade a dept in Planner Role

  • Manage a dept as per planning role
  • Ensure key deliverable KPI’s such as Sales, Profit, OTB and inventory are managed within agreed parameters
  • Work with Buyer to ensure product strategy is in line with strategic objectives
  • Coach, guide and develop all team members, to ensure that both personal and business goals are met.
  • Lead and develop direct report Planning team to support high performing culture and outcomes
  • Manage performance of team to ensure deadlines are met and categories are on track to meet KPIs

About You

Work Experience:

  • Planner 3+ years
  • Previous experience managing area with Direct Report/s
  • Understanding of merchandise critical path
  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities/Technology Used:
  • Advanced Planning Skills – Forecasting, OTB management, Financial Skills and Strategic thinking
  •  Strong influencing, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and people skills

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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