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Merchandise Planner - Apparel

Kmart Australia & NZ

Location: Mulgrave

Job Type: Full time


K MART Australia Ltd

Brighter Futures Start here

As Australia’s biggest and most loved retailer, we’ve been brightening up everyday life for families for over 50 years. At our stores, distribution centres, and offices in Australia and New Zealand. All around the globe. Our diverse and inclusive 47,000 strong team come together for a common cause. Giving families easy access to our on-trend products and incredibly low prices – it’s the heart of everything we do.

As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re relentless in our pursuit for results, but changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of. We celebrate your uniqueness and individuality. Because at Kmart it’s not just what you do, it’s who you are that makes every day living brighter.

This is a great time to join the Kmart Family as we journey to make everyday living brighter for our customers

Our teams are doing great things & taking our apparel categories to a whole new level! To assist us in getting there we need an incredible Planner to support us on this journey.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Planner working for Kmart, your role is vital to ensure we have the right stock in the right place at the right time whilst understanding the Kmart customer, improving inventory efficiencies, and delivering overall commercial outcomes towards the Kmart strategy. Some of the key responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Managing the merchandise financial plan to achieve sales, profit, stockturn and ROI budgets
  • Delivering key profit objectives through innovation, customer orientation, inventory management and analysis
  • Establish strategies to satisfy the target customer in line with merchandise strategy
  • Trading your business to maximise every opportunity and minimise risks
  • Control a significant Open to Buy
  • Forecasting stock requirements to maximise revenue, margin and stock turn performance
  • Working collaboratively with your buyer and the broader team

To be successful in this role:

We're looking for a commercially savvy individual who will bring a curious and data-driven mind-set as well as a passion for all things Retail! You love focussing on product, customers are always front of mind and building and managing relationships with a variety of key stakeholders is one of your strengths. We'd also love you to have:

  • Strong commercial acumen and numerical skills, high levels of attention to detail.
  • Ability to observe, interpret and act upon trends in customer behaviour.
  • Highly inquisitive, self-driven with strong organisation skills.
  • Ability to develop accurate financial plans, assortment plans that are relevant to the customer and deliver financial outcomes.
  • Quantification of individual products over time.
  • Ability to articulate observations, reasons for actions taken and high levels of persuasiveness.
  • Proficient with business intelligence tools, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Business, Commerce or Retail related degree

We’re here to make everyday living brighter

From humble beginnings in Burwood East, Victoria, in 1969, we’re now an essential part of 300 communities, and proud of it! From bedding to apparel to kitchenware and beyond. We’re designing and creating the products people reach for every day. In-store, online, or Click & Collect – getting the products we love into the hands of happy customers is what we aim to do best. From the remote outback to coastal towns and big cities, and everywhere in-between. We’re progressive in our pursuit to create seamless customer journeys for satisfied shoppers.

A place you can belong

At Kmart, we celebrate the rich diversity of the communities in which we operate and are committed to creating inclusive and safe environments where all our team members can contribute and succeed. We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be their best, when applying for a role or working at Kmart. We encourage you to tell us about any workplace adjustments that you would like, by emailing

If you would like to explore a career with Kmart and this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

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