Commercial Finance Manager - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Mulgrave, VIC, AU

Company: kmartaustr

Brighter Futures Start Here


Kmart Group comprises two of the most loved iconic retail brands – Kmart (operating in Australia and New Zealand) and Target Australia. As Australia’s largest non-food retailer, we operate as one business, with two brands that touch the lives of almost 2 million customers every week across the communities we serve. Owned by Wesfarmers Limited, in addition to Kmart and Target, Kmart Group also comprises ANKO Global and KAS Group Asia. We operate over 450 stores across Australia and New Zealand, has offices in Australia and around the world, and employs nearly 50,000 team members all focused on making everyday living brighter by providing great value products at the best prices for Australian and New Zealand families.


Join the team


At Kmart Group, we are seeking a dynamic and talented individual to join our team as a Commercial Finance Manager. This role will serve as a vital link between our Finance and Marketing/Customer Insights functions, playing a pivotal role in driving financial strategies and insights to support business objectives. This role offers the flexibility to work from either Mulgrave or Williams Landing and is available on a 12 month fixed term contract. If you are a motivated finance professional with a passion for driving business growth, we would encourage you to apply!


What you’ll be doing


As a Commercial Finance Manager working for Kmart Group, you will:   


  • Collaborate with Marketing and Customer Insights teams to provide financial insights and analysis, supporting strategic decision-making processes.
  • Ensure seamless forecasting and budgeting processes, contributing to the development of financial plans aligned to organizational strategy.
  • Lead cost management initiatives, optimizing expenditures while maintaining operational excellence.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to provide financial analysis and make recommendations on investment options and drive actions based on commercial performance
  • Steering the business to deliver results and KPIs through weekly and monthly trade insights, profitability and performance analysis, identification of risks and opportunities
  • Build strong relationships with the broader Finance and business leadership teams and be confident in challenging and influencing outcomes as needed.
  • Deliver accurate and timely month-end and board reporting, providing clear visibility into financial performance and key metrics.


To be successful in this role, you’ll have:


  • Demonstrated experience in a commercial finance / finance business partnering role.
  • Experience working in Retail, FMCG, Marketing or Digital industry with an in-depth understanding of business operations.
  • Proven track record of driving results and delivering insights that contribute to business success.
  • Advanced analytical and financial modelling skills including proficiency in analytical tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across departments.
  • Experience with ERP systems -SAP, TM1 exposure would be beneficial.
  • CPA or CA would be preferred, but not essential 


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


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.