People & Capability Manager

Date: 16 Nov 2023

Location: Auckland, NZ

Company: kmartaustr


Brighter Futures Start Here


At Kmart 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.  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!


At the heart of our success is our passionate commitment to creating a high-performing and diverse workforce. We're on a mission to redefine retail, and we need a dynamic Country People & Capability Manager to play a pivotal role in achieving our goals.


As a Country People & Capability Manager you will lead a P&C Business Partner and collectively oversee 26 stores, being at the forefront of driving positive change. Your role is diverse and is focused on being the expert in all things related to people and capability.


This is a hands-on role offering direct engagement with our stores teams. As such, you will travel to stores on both islands where your presence will positively influence our teams and contribute to a thriving work environment.


What you’ll be doing


  • Strategically analyzing, planning, and executing P&C initiatives that empower our store teams and leaders.

  • Guiding the development of high-performing leadership teams

  • Contributing to national strategies that drive team engagement, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, Learning and Capability programs, and Talent Management.

  • Actively assisting with investigations and ER/IR matters

  • Supporting the operational team with business wide projects

  • Partnering with the Country Manager, Zone Managers and Support Team to collaborate on cross functional activities.


To be successful in this team you will have:


Our standards are high, and we're looking for exceptional individuals who bring these qualifications and skills to the table:


  • Qualifications in HR or related field

  • You'll need 5-7 years of hands-on HR experience, ideally in a generalist role

  • Line management roles with people responsibilities

  • Strong knowledge of New Zealand legislation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is essential

  • Experience in leading and delivering projects across multiple sites

  • Experience in administering and debriefing Psychometric testing (Saville, DISC, etc.) is an asset

  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills are a must

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to build rapport with diverse stakeholders

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills for engaging internal and external partners

  • Proven leadership abilities for team development and management

  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, combined with a knack for multitasking

  • An aptitude for comprehending complex problems and projects and conveying them to a wide range of audiences


When you become a part of Kmart, you'll join a dynamic team driven by a shared commitment to excellence in people and capability services. You'll have the opportunity to shape our organizational strategies, contributing to the growth and success of our company. If you're a motivated individual with a passion for people and capability, we invite you to be a part of our journey to create high-performing teams and make a significant impact in the retail industry.



Benefits we’ll offer you:


  • 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 and Bunnings

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Kudos recognition program, where you are nominated by your peers to spin a wheel, to win a stack of cool prizes

  • Great career opportunities across the broader Wesfarmers Group


We’re here to make everyday living brighter


From humble beginnings in Burwood East, Victoria, Australia 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 do well when applying or working at Kmart, therefore we encourage you to let us know by emailing if you would like any adjustments.


As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.



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