People & Capability Business Partner - Technology

Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Mulgrave, AU

Company: kmartaustr


Brighter Futures Start Here


We are an inclusive team who power two of the most iconic and loved brands, Kmart and Target. We have more than 50,000 passionate individuals across our stores, distribution centres, and offices around the globe.


With our brands touching the lives of almost two million customers every week, you’ll feel the impact of the work you’ll do every day. Join our team in our unwavering promise to make everyday living brighter by providing great value products at the best prices for Australian and New Zealand families.


As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of.


Join the team


As a People and Capability (P&C) Business Partner for our global Technology team, you will partner with three of our General Managers to enable them to deliver their strategic people plans. Your role will also be pivotal in consistently driving key outcomes related to talent management, employee engagement and organisational capability whilst contributing significantly to the Technology team’s culture.


Reporting directly to the Head of People and Capability, you will partner with other Technology P&C Business partners who support the CIO and other senior Technology leaders globally and also have a passion for making a real impact. We're not just looking for someone with P&C expertise; we need a commercially minded individual who truly understands business partnership and how Technology teams are structured.


If this sounds like your next role, we would love to hear from you!


What you’ll be doing


As a People & Capability Business Partner, working for Kmart and Target, you will:         


  • Have end-to-end accountability for delivering the P&C strategic people plan for your respective client groups in partnership with other Technology P&C Business Partners. This involves partnering with three General Managers and their broader teams to align people initiatives with business objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with the P&C centres of excellence to drive initiatives across your client group.
  • Take ownership of the cyclical people activities for your client group.  
  • Identify future functional capability needs, which include building succession plans, deploying capability programs, coaching for performance, and managing people-related change.
  • In consultation with the Employee Relations team, manage employee and industrial relations issues and conduct relevant investigations into complaints and grievances.
  • Lead initiatives to enhance our workplace culture and diversity & inclusion initiatives.
  • Influence and coach managers and team members to model the desired values and leadership behaviours to create a positive culture.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, particularly in the tech and digital space, to address identified people needs.  

To be successful in this role you’ll have:


  • A minimum of five years of P&C business partner experience, with at least two years partnering with technology and digital teams in a large-scale, fast-paced environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Psychology, or a business-related discipline, will be highly regarded.
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering results, actively driving a people plan and positively impacting organizational performance.
  • The capacity to be an effective and positive change agent, continually evaluating and championing change initiatives
  • A trusted business partner that can build strong relationships, engage with confidence and influence to achieve key business outcomes.
  • An autonomous self-starter who is a generous and supportive team player, who shares their knowledge and time with other colleagues.
  • Demonstrated skills in building leadership capability and strong relationships with General Managers, as well and exceptional communication, decision making and influencing skills.


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 brand-new office located at Chadstone shopping centre from June 2025.
  • 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!

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