Planning Assistant

Date: 16 Nov 2023

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.


Due to exciting internal promotions into our awesome Merchandise Development Programme, we have some great opportunities for driven and enthusiastic Planning Assistants to join the Kmart team!


Our teams are doing great things & taking our Merchandise division to a whole new level! To assist us in getting there we need incredible Planning Assistants to support us on this journey. If you are looking at building a career within Planning, this role is filled with learning and development to set you up for success!


What you’ll be doing:


As a Planning Assistant working for Kmart, you will support our Planning team & work as a vital link between our planning and inventory teams to ensure we have the right stock in the right place at the right time. Some of the key responsibilities are (but not limited to):


  • Run regular reports and work with planning team to interpret the analysis and actions for their department as a result
  • Accountable for the setup of seasonal planning documents in preparation for the financial planning process
  • Perform scheduled size analysis and provide recommendations for improvement in size availability.
  • Run analysis on country/region and grading performance and suggest actions to be taken.
  • Accountable for producing the post seasonal reports and support planners with post seasonal review preparation.
  • Provide support to planners on key fixture planning and reporting.
  • Confident and concise presentation of analysis in relevant meetings.
  • Understand the characteristics of product and how to maximise sales through attribute reporting.

To be successful in this role:


We're looking for a commercially savvy individual who will bring a curious and data-driven mind-set as well as a passion for all things Retail! You love focussing on product, customers are always front of mind and building and managing relationships with a variety of key stakeholders is one of your strengths. We'd also love you to have:


  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong understanding of apportionment and replenishment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage and interpret data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective numerical, critical thinking and analytical skills 
  • Sound knowledge of MS Applications, especially Excel
  • Relevant qualification in Commerce, Business or Retail related is highly advantageous


If you have a hunger to learn and grow in this role, then we’d love to hear from you!


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!

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.