Senior Designer - Babywear

Last updated one month ago
Job Type:Full Time

At Kmart we have a vision where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items. It's a successful and busy time for Kmart as we continue to delight and attract customers all over Australia and New Zealand with irresistible on-trend products…and a huge part of our success is attributed to the amazing team of Designers who are responsible for creating such in demand products!

An exciting role has arisen for a highly experienced Senior Designer - babywear to join our Design team on a 12 month Maternity Leave contract, based in our Head Office in Mulgrave. The role will see you become a crucial part of the team, so we are seeking a well-qualified and experienced candidate who has strong experience in designing babywear and is capable of jumping in and hitting the ground running in this fast paced environment.

Reporting to the Kidswear Design Manager, you will be responsible for managing and leading a small team of designers and graphic designers to guide category design direction and will also be responsible for identifying, interpreting and implementing global and market trends to grow sales. This role will also require you to utilize your strategic leadership skills to drive positive range outcomes.

This opportunity will also see you work collaboratively with the merchandise teams, partnering with buyers, whilst at the same time researching and developing apparel product from concept to final sign off, managing the production of artwork for overseas manufacturers and interpreting briefs given on product requirements.

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. Essential to this role is your sound background in graphic design, garment construction, technical drawings, fabric knowledge, textile yardages and print placements and range building. In addition you must have a strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Your strong account management skills will also give you the ideal background to excel in this position.

This is a great opportunity to join our fast paced and highly successful design team in a role which allows your active contribution to our strategy whilst developing your career with one of Australia's most well-known & successful retail brands. In return for your skills you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, a fantastic culture and a professional working environment, plus lots more!….

Here is what our Designers say about working at Kmart!...

“The Design team are brilliant; they really are great people to work with. Having direct influence on the product is key for a Designer and working so collaboratively with the buyer / planner is great”

“I love the products I get to design and the creativity I get to add into the products and graphics”

“We get great exposure and you see so many people wearing your product”

“We are taking over market share in the DDS fashion sector and growing our reputation for delivering more fashionable products”

“Big team, lots of awesome people, good training & growth programs, great working culture & a great range of products to design for”

“I love the job security, pleasant working environment, it’s such a successful business, great team atmosphere, hands on design role”

“Kmart offers lots of creative potential, room for growth and development, great work/life balance, a world class Design team who are all very easy to work with, positive team leaders, fun, get to work across a broad range of product”

We operate at a fast pace, are highly results focussed and we all work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business and that we delight our customers every day! Our structure is non-hierarchical; our leaders are approachable and foster a culture that encourages innovation, creativity and autonomy.

We have a lot to offer our team members including great development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme, free parking, benefits program and access to Wesfarmers share plan.

So if you have the required experience and our culture sounds like the right fit for you – don't miss this great opportunity to join Australia's most profitable retailer.

Phone screening and interviews will occur prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

To apply please upload your current resume and complete the online application form along with your portfolio or examples of your Design work. If you don't have anything that depicts your skills in designing baby wear, please feel free to create a mini baby range to augment your portfolio.