First listed on: 17 June 2018

HR Business Partner, National Office

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With another 40 new stores opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

We now have available an exciting opportunity for a HR Generalist to join Kmart as HR Business Partner supporting a dedicated client group at National Office. Reporting to the HR Manager, National Office this role will see you partnering with multiple stakeholders across a diverse range of functions based in the National Office to drive and improve workforce effectiveness associated with performance management, talent development and organisational design

Through partnering with your client groups and with support from the HR specialist teams, you will be proactively working together to create a high-performance culture that delivers long term value creation for the functions and supports our vision. As the trusted advisor you will work closely with leaders to realise the full potential of our people, drive our people agenda and deliver people initiatives that will make a real difference to our teams, culture and business.

Key responsibilities for this role will include the following;

  • Partner with dedicated client groups within National Office to deliver HR services that are aligned to deliver to their people priorities ensuring successful delivery of strategic and operational HR objectives & initiatives;
  • Identify future functional capability needs, sourcing external talent, building succession plans, deploying capability programs, coaching for performance and managing people-related change.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of the people strategy and its effective translation into HR business plans for the dedicated client groups
  • Drive improvement in Core HR metrics related to the National Office

As you will have full accountability you need to be one who loves rolling up your sleeves and can easily flex in a face paced working environment.

To be successful in securing this great HR opportunity, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Tertiary qualifications in HR or business-related discipline
  • Several years’ experience in generalist Human Resources (preferably within a retail or similar fast paced corporate environment)
  • Capacity to be an effective and positive change agent, continually evaluating and championing innovation
  • Demonstrated skills in; leadership, relationship building, communication, negotiation, decision making, influencing, coaching and teamwork
  • Experience in influencing key business decisions; contributing to organisational leadership
  • Trusted advisor with a sound ability to build strong relationships with senior business leaders
  • Highly organised with an ability to manage multiple tasks at any one time in a fast-paced environment

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

So, if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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