Organisational & Development Partner


Williams Landing, AU

Category:  People & Capability
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?


At Target, we’ve always been here to help families live better. But right now, we can see that what ‘better’ means is changing. Better means making choices that can change the world. Better is about a life that’s lived, not with more things, but with things that mean more. A life where quality is always valued over quantity. Where beauty is born from style and substance in equal measure. A better way of life, that’s within easy reach of all. That’s why everything from the products we make to the experience we create, is crafted with intention and a single purpose…To inspire families to live better - That's Target!

What will you do?


This is an exciting opportunity for an Organisational Development (OD) professional to contribute to Kmart Group's Talent and Engagement agenda. This role will partner with People & Capability business partners and senior leaders across the Kmart Group to develop and implement highly effective and measurable talent management and employee engagement solutions that support out People Plan and align to our strategy and values. You will also engage and manage cross-functional stakeholder groups to execute key programs and projects, as well as provide ongoing support and expert advice.

Based at the Target State Support Office in Williams Landing (West  Melbourne) and at times required to be at Kmart’s National Office in Mulgrave and Catch’s office in Bentleigh, this role reports to the Head of Talent & Engagement for the Kmart Group.  You will utilise your experience to support and enhance the way Kmart Group effectively manages talent, performance, and engagement.  You will be a passionate OD/Talent professional who loves to stay current with the latest industry trends and embraces innovation in this space.  Coupled with strong strategic thinking, you excel at project management and prioritisation and can manage high volumes of work with overlapping deadlines whilst maintaining exceptional attention to detail. Data is your friend and you use it to influence, build credibility and innovate. This is a busy hands-on role for someone who’s not afraid to have a go and try something new.

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Target and the other Kmart Group businesses and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Your work environment will be highly collaborative and fast-paced with no two days the same!

Key responsibilities include:

• Leading and contributing to organisation-wide talent and engagement projects and processes such as employee engagement/experience surveys, the performance review and development cycle, talent and succession planning, culture initiatives and reward and recognition programs.
• Developing recommendations to elevate and improve current initiatives as well as implement new projects or initiatives based on business needs.
• Utilisation of the online talent and performance system.
• Implementing methods to measure success and track progress and maintain a focus on continuous improvement.

What are we looking for?


The ideal candidate will preferably have a tertiary qualification (eg. Human Resources, Psychology). It is critical to have relevant depth and breadth of experience in a similar role (OD, talent management, employee experience, or similar field), and experience in leading the design and delivery of large-scale talent, performance and engagement initiatives in a complex business is preferred. Extensive experience in project or program management in addition to a global mindset is a criteria to be successful in this dynamic role. Accreditation in 360 tools, behavioral/preference tools and/or psychometric assessments not essential but highly regarded.
Strategic thinking is essential as is proven experience in coaching, challenging and educating business leaders and People & Capability professionals in how they drive culture, talent and engagement across the business.

The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly build rapport and effectively communicate and engage with internal and external stakeholders, along with a ‘can do’ attitude and customer first mentality. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce high-quality reports which contain quantitative and qualitative data analysis, along with relevant, impactful and realistic recommendations is also required to successfully perform this role.

What will you get?


Target has some great benefits, including:

•Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group
•Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart and Officeworks and free Catch membership.
•Access to Employee Assistance Program
•Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with free onsite parking!
•Novated leasing options
•Paid parental leave scheme
•Flexible work arrangements

   Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

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.

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

“We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”


We don’t just look for people based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.