Kmart Australia Limited

Graphic Designer - Kidswear - 12 Month FTC

Job description

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 Graphic Designer in our Kidswear - Sleep and Innerwear on a 12 month fixed term contract to join our Team! You will create commercial, customer focused, coordinated graphics, applied to product ranges that best reflects Kmart’s ‘handwriting’ to grow incremental sales. This is executed through collaboration with your fellow designer, tasteful aesthetics and eye for trend.

Trend Forecasting

  • Identify, interpret and implement graphic trends using global trends and markets to add value through graphic design and sales in line with Kmart ‘handwriting.’
  • Visually articulate and effectively communicate the graphic direction for the season.
  • Present graphic trend forecast effectively to a target audience including evidence to support this trend.
  • Maintain strong aesthetic taste and have an eye for the next commercial volume graphic trend/direction/style.


  • Have the ability to interpret range architecture to create commercial, customer focused, co-ordinated artwork across ranges that best reflect Kmart’s handwriting and taste level.
  • Brief and provide support for overseas graphic designers and ensure coordination for commercial graphic outcomes.

Product Development

  • Create desirable graphics to be applied to products - in line with Kmart’s ‘handwriting’ that are unique to the external market.
  • A thorough understanding of product materials and construction.

To be successful in this role:

  • 5 + years’ experience as a Graphic Designer in apparel design including garment drawings, textile yardages and placements
  • Graphic Design, Surface Pattern, Illustration design degree or similar
  • Experience in apparel graphic design for menswear, womenswear or children’s wear is preferable
  • Effective time management of workload and ability to plan and prioritise with O/S team to effectively create volume ranges – one handwriting
  • Ability to work confidently, and autonomously with key stakeholders in merchandise and design/ including KAS design
  • Highly proficient in illustrator and photoshop as well as the ability to create accurate graphic art
  • Transferable skills with ability to adapt to product types (shape, material, application etc)
  • High level of aesthetic taste displayed in relation to colour, composition, materials, coordination and execution
  • Ability to develop product that is appealing to the target customer and a good level of influencing skills with merchandise, designer and KAS designer
  • Able to interpret graphic requirements and delegate and mange artwork production with O/S team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks

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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