Design Assistant - Active

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Mulgrave, VIC, AU

Company: kmartaustr

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.


Join the team


We have a brilliant opportunity for a motivated Design Assistant to join our professional and high performing Design Team within our Active category. The Design Assistant reports into the Senior Designer and assists with the design of everything from Active apparel to general merchandise in our Active category. The role offers a great office culture and a happy supportive working environment. Plus, there's loads of opportunity to make your mark in the development and design of garments. This role is suited to someone who really loves both the creative and the technical side to design and development. We're looking for a long-term talented employee who really wants to play a key role


What you'll be doing


As the Design Assistant you will:


  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Designer and broader design team
  • Working on technical sketches for tech packs
  • Set up & maintain range pages
  • Assist with fitting samples & attending fit sessions
  • Assist in the selection of fabrics, trims and accessories
  • Undertake seasonal trend research
  • Collating research into edited presentations
  • Assisting with administrative duties & other design related tasks


To be successful in this team you will have:


  • Fashion Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design qualification or similar
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to create accurate technical specification drawings
  • Knowledge of construction and technical skills related to the area of product development
  • Confident with Microsoft suite
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships quickly with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to organise self and work to tight deadlines
  • Activewear experience is not essential but highly advantageous


Benefits we'll offer you:


  • A dynamic learning and support program
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible working through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy
  • A discount card for Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Bunnings, plus other benefits
  • An inclusive, fun recognition program
  • A bonus program (where eligible)
  • Development opportunities across Kmart Group (comprised of Kmart, Target and Catch) as well as the broader Wesfarmers Group.
  • Supportive leadership team and group culture
  • Free secure office parking
  • Clear career pathways and opportunities to develop your skills within retail


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 do well when applying or working at Kmart, therefore we encourage you to share any feedback by emailing if you would like any adjustments.

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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