Indigenous Employment Manager

Kmart Australia & NZ

Location: Brisbane

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.

Join the team

The Diversity and Inclusion team is a group of passionate and inclusive collaborators with diverse perspectives who are located across different states in Australia. Your colleagues are experts in the areas that they support and stay connected to each other through their purpose and values. You will have the opportunity to lead a team of subject matter experts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and engagement. The successful candidate can be based in VIC, NSW or QLD.

What you’ll be doing

As an Indigenous Employment Manager working for Kmart, you will:

  • Use your exceptional leadership experience to lead, coach and develop a team of passionate Indigenous Advisors
  • Partner with People and Capability Managers and State Support teams to embed the Indigenous Employment Strategy and project manage key deliverables, by travelling interstate
  • Implement strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team members, community organisations and store leadership teams to promote recruitment and retention of team members
  • Manage responsibilities to achieve our public targets that have been set for employment opportunities in relation to the Wesfarmers Reconciliation Action Plan and Kmart’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Plan.

To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • Experience in Indigenous employment, engagement and leading an Indigenous employment team
  • The ability to be an effective and positive change agent that continually evaluates and champions innovation
  • The ability to plan work effectively and to juggle a number of work priorities simultaneously
  • A strong understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and an ability to communicate sensitively, respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in an engaging way
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, relationship building, communication, negotiation, decision making, influencing, coaching, interpersonal and teamwork with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Capability to build relationships, trust and work effectively with external stakeholders and partners such Clontarf and the government
  • A strong ability to interpret and analyse data and a commercial mindset to inform the future strategic direction

Benefits we’ll offer you:

  • An opportunity to participate in the Wesfarmers Certificate IV Indigenous Leadership Program
  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy
  • A team member discount card that gives you a discount at Kmart, Target, Bunnings, and Officeworks
  • A free OnePass membership offering free delivery across Kmart, Target & Catch on eligible products
  • Access to the Kmart for You benefits program which entitles you to exclusive discounts and benefits in the areas of entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and health – with over 60 suppliers!
  • We want you to feel rewarded for your commitment and hard work that's why everyone gets the opportunity to participate in a bonus program
  • Free onsite parking when you’re required to come into the office
  • We offer inclusive parental leave and ongoing support offered though our partnership with Circle In for team members of all backgrounds and family circumstances
  • A dynamic learning and support program
  • Opportunity to fast track your career through our Mentor Program as a Mentee or Mentor
  • In-house café that serves breakfast, lunch and includes a collaborative space to work in
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself
  • Kudos recognition program, where you are nominated by your peers to spin a wheel, to win a stack of cool prizes
  • Regular product sample sales with tonnes of discounted items to purchase
  • Wesfarmers is Kmart’s parent company and each year eligible employees can elect to purchase shares through a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Great career opportunities across the broader Wesfarmers Group

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!

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

You’ve got this!