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Buying Assistant - Home

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Kmart & Target
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10,001+ employees
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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyers Assistant in our Homewares team! This is a great chance to advance your career in Buying whilst working in a fun, supportive and collaborative team. This role also provides an opportunity to progress into our fantastic Merchandise Development Programme (MDP).

This is an exciting, dynamic & fun category with a huge variety of product! Our team are doing great things & taking our Homewares category to a whole new level! To assist us in getting there, we need an incredible Buyers Assistant to support us on this journey.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Buyers Assistant working for Kmart, you will support our Buyers in sourcing the best possible products that bring meaningful moments into our customers lives. Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Supporting the department by ensuring all data entry information is accurate, up to date & maintained
  • Managing the product registration process after sign off - from keycode creation to sampling and packaging coordination
  • Liaising with and supporting a local supply base as well as working day-to-day with our overseas sourcing team.
  • Provide market insights by assessing the competitive set on a regular basis and feedback to the team.
  • Managing all marketing and coordination of samples for all advertising, including online

To be successful in this role:

We're looking for a driven, efficient and enthusiastic individual who will bring a curious mind-set and a passion for all things retail and (ideally) Homewares! You love delivering 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 attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and interpret data
  • Effective numerical, critical thinking and analytical skills

If you have a hunger to learn and grow in this role, then we’d love to hear from you!

Benefits we’ll offer you:

  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our National Office
  • 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, a family room 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
  • A reflection room that can be used for prayer, meditation, or time for you
  • A 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 loads 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 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.