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Strategic Projects Manager

Full time
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Kmart & Target
Retail & fashion
10,001+ employees
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K MART Australia Ltd

Brighter Futures Start Here

We are an inclusive team who power two of the most iconic and loved brands, Kmart and Target. We have more than 50,000 passionate individuals across our stores, distribution centres, and offices around the globe.

With our brands touching the lives of almost two million customers every week, you’ll feel the impact of the work you’ll do every day. Join our team in our unwavering promise to make everyday living brighter by providing great value products at the best prices for Australian and New Zealand families.

As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of.

Join the team

At Kmart Group we are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Strategic Projects Manager to play a pivotal role in shaping our long-term strategy. Reporting directly to the Head of Strategic Investments, this position provides an exciting platform to demonstrate your expertise in end-to-end strategic project delivery and elevate it to new heights.

What you’ll be doing

As a Strategic Projects Manager working for Kmart Group, you will:

  • Lead cross-functional working groups in the end-to-end discovery and delivery of high-priority strategic initiatives.
  • Extract insights from complex analysis (with a focus on translating commercial outputs into insights to inform decision making)
  • Undertake rigorous financial analysis and assessment of investment decisions across the Kmart Group.
  • Support the strategic planning process, including the development of the 5-year Corporate Plan for the Kmart Group.
  • Interface between functional project management teams/stakeholders and the Leadership Team on strategy monitoring and reporting.
  • Support investor relations and reporting requirements for the Kmart Group.

To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g.: Finance, Commerce, Project Management, Economics)
  • Excellent hands-on financial modelling capability.
  • Strong commercial acumen and good understanding of underlying P&L drivers.
  • Ability to synthesise information to assess options, undertake problem solving and develop clear recommendations.
  • Proven experience managing complex projects from initiation to delivery, in a large scale corporate environment.
  • Experience in management consulting, investment banking or commercial finance.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and engage cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.

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!

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