Designer – General Merchandise

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At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all of our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With another 50 new stores opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do.

There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

An exciting new part-time role has become available to work across our Kids General Merchandise departments.

Primarily a graphics based role you will be responsible for designing a diverse range of products from the General Merchandise area such as kids stationery, toys, decorative items and for events such as Christmas and Easter .

This opportunity will see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams whilst at the same time independently researching and developing product vision across multiple general merchandise areas. You will be responsible for developing and delivering desirable products working closely with the buying team and in unison with your fellow designers.  Ensuring value is added through on trend awareness and successful execution – aligning with Kmart’s growth and strategy.

Based at our Head Office in Mulgrave, this role will see you quickly become a crucial part of the team, so we are seeking a well-qualified candidate who has a passion for the latest trends and love creating aspirational, fun and cool characters and graphics.  You will have strong technical experience, with layout, typographical execution, a good understanding of working with various materials and surfaces.

You will work in an environment that supports your innovative flair and you will see your designs and artwork enjoyed by millions of Kmart customers. Highly collaborative and creative, you have a structured approach, are incredibly well organised with strong time management skills, deadline driven and process orientated. Given we are a Design led model, your knowledge and opinions will be valued, so you will require the ability to communicate effectively and build great working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

You are an expert at both Illustrator and Photoshop (essential) and have a number of years experience in a related industry and a relevant degree or diploma qualification that will allow you to be flexible and have the ability to work across various areas of design.

Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to ensure speed to market, understanding of market trends and product differentiation from competitors and your amazing artwork and design of course!

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. 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. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

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, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

So if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now! Please email your current RESUME and your current PORTFOLIO to:

Due to firewall restrictions we cannot access websites, so need portfolio’s attached in PDF please.

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

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.