Inventory - 2025 Graduate Program

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Brighter futures start here!

By joining the Kmart and Target Graduate Program, you’ll be joining an iconic Australian business that touches the lives of almost 2 million customers every week and focuses on making everyday living brighter for all. To ensure we can continue to provide great value products at the best prices, we need curious, innovative, and driven graduates to grow their careers with us and be open to a world of opportunity!

As an Inventory graduate, you will be working with an integral team for Kmart and Target that is responsible for ensuring that we have the right products in the right place at the right time (and in the right quantities).

This is such an exciting time to join our highly regarded Inventory team as we really transform our approach to inventory management, using advanced systems, data, and analytics to anticipate trends and fine-tune inventory levels to maximize sales and drive optimized inventory outcomes. 

You will be at the center of the action and will have the opportunity to learn about demand and supply, ensuring our shelves are stocked just right to meet customer demand while also reducing excess stock and delivering inventory profitability for the business. From forecasting trends to implementing efficient fulfilment strategies through ordering and allocations, every day brings new challenges and opportunities! 

About the program

Commencing in February 2025, our 18-month program consists of several rotations within the Inventory function and will see you working closely with key stakeholders across Merchandise, Supply Chain, and our Store Operations teams, to influence product range strategy and support decisions that directly influence the success of the business and the satisfaction of our amazing customers.

During the program, you will take part in practical and meaningful work that has a huge impact on our customers and will allow you to grow your career through a personalized learning program. You’ll be fully supported along this journey and work alongside and learn from experts in the industry. 

About you

We’re looking for graduates to join the team who are driven, curious and bring a continuous improvement mindset! Ideally, you will have a degree in Supply Chain, Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance or similar. Retail knowledge or experience would be highly advantageous.

To be successful as an Inventory graduate, you’ll also need to be detail-focused, enjoy problem solving, have an analytical mindset, have data modelling and interpretation capabilities and be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

To be eligible for our 2025 program you’ll:

  • Have either Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent residency (at the time of submitting this application)
  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the past 3 years (i.e. 2022, 2023 or 2024) or are due to complete your degree by the end of January 2025
  • Be able to commence full time employment in Melbourne in February 2025

What we offer

  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our National Office, Stores or DCs
  • Great career opportunities across the broader Wesfarmers Group.
  • We offer inclusive leave and ongoing support for team members of all backgrounds and family circumstances.
  • Free onsite parking when you're required to come into the office.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself.
  • Wesfarmers is Kmart's parent company and each year eligible employees can elect to purchase shares through a salary sacrifice arrangement

Applications close Sunday 2nd June

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 [email protected]

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Administration, Aviation, Banking and Finance,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

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  • Program Duration

    18 Months




    Feb 2025 (approx)

  • Closing Date:2nd Jun 2024, 1:59 pm


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