Product Technologist

Date: 16 Nov 2023

Location: Mulgrave, 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 are looking for two highly motivated and talented Product Technologists to join our industry leading team. We are seeking Product Technologists experienced in beauty, hardgoods or electrical ideally with a technical skill set.


The Product Technologist are responsible for providing a Quality Support function to the General Merchandise divisions and the management of the overall quality and safety of non-propriety Household products.


As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the best professionals in the business and play a critical role in shaping and optimising our products.


With plenty of opportunities for advancement and professional development, you can hit the ground running and take your career to the next level.


What you’ll be doing


  • Providing high level technical advice & expertise to optimise an innovative, significant and growing House Brand strategy

  • Partnering with the merchandise teams to develop products primarily beauty products

  • Identifying and supporting innovation in terms of new products, ideas and improvements

  • Development, implementation, and administration of supplier standards

  • Undertaking product investigations, technical assessments and providing solutions with aim to resolve quality issues and proactively improving products and ranges

  • Partnering with Quality Teams in Asia to ensure products launched meet legal, safety and Kmart standards

  • Ensuring confidence in risk-based responses to product safety and product compliance issues in a dynamic and fast-moving environment


To be successful in this team you will have:


  • Qualifications in Engineering or a related discipline

  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems and standards

  • Understanding of relevant legislation

  • Understanding of commercial retail environments

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • High level problem solving skills

  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills

  • Willing to broaden skills to cover a broad range products


Benefits we’ll offer you:


  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy

  • 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

  • We offer inclusive parental leave 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

  • 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

  • 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 do well when applying or working at Kmart, therefore we encourage you to let us know by emailing if you would like any adjustments.


As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.



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