State Safety Manager

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Perth, WA, 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

Reporting to the Head of Health & Safety, you will be joining an experienced and highly collaborative team nationally, however you will be responsible for retail store safety across WA, SA and NT.  This role is based in Perth and will be required to travel within WA, and also regular trips to SA and NT.  It provides strategic technical, and functional expertise within safety management including onsite coaching to all operational teams.

 What You’ll Be Doing

As the State Safety Manager, you will:

  • Set the safety strategy for WASANT stores, in line with national strategy
  • Conduct onsite investigations when an incident occurs
  • Monitor site incidents – analysis and problem solving
  • Conduct Risk Assessments and make recommendations
  • Attend regular site visits to all WA, SA & NT stores
  • Conduct site safety performance audits
  • Lead, coach, and mentor the Safety Officer ( one direct report)


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Diploma in Workplace Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of state specific OHS Legislation
  • Sound knowledge of AS4801, ISO31000 and legislative provisions around duty of care and reasonably practicable
  • Experience within self-insured environment including audit involvement and preparation
  • Relevant experience dealing with safety regulators, notifiable incidents and navigating the incident management process
  • Critical Risk experience (preferred)
  • ICAM (Incident Cause Assessment Methodology) experience ( preferred – training can be provided)

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
  • Development opportunities across Kmart Group (comprised of Kmart, Target and Catch) as well as 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 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!