Vacancy for Product Technologies | Kmart India

Vacancy for Product Technologies | Kmart India

Role: Product Technologist

Company: Kmart Australia Limited

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

About Us:
Kmart Australia Limited, a part of KAS Group Asia (KGA), serves as the exclusive direct sourcing arm for Kmart Group’s renowned retail brands, including Kmart Australia, Target Australia, and Catch. KGA operates across key sourcing markets in Asia, such as China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, contributing to an annual sourcing capability of US $2.5 billion. Committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing, we offer comprehensive procurement services encompassing sourcing, merchandising, packaging, quality assurance, quality control, and international supply chain management. At KGA, whether you’re working with KAS Pty Ltd or Target Australia Sourcing, you’ll be part of a dynamic and expanding business that thrives on a well-defined purpose and strategy. Our collaborative and innovation-driven environment empowers you with autonomy and challenges, along with flexible working hours, health and wellness programs, competitive compensation, and training opportunities, including career growth plans. Our organizational culture is rooted in strong values that guide our actions and define our identity.

As a Product Technologist, you will collaborate with the business team and suppliers to facilitate the development of new products in categories like Kitchenware, bathroom accessories, storage solutions, indoor/outdoor items, and home decorations. Your key responsibilities will involve setting up product and inspection requirements, approving samples and packaging, and conducting pre-production meetings.

  • Ensure adherence to Australian or European quality standards and mandatory requirements through product evaluation, testing, and approval.
  • Conduct comprehensive factory audits and approvals for potential suppliers, aligning with company policies and implementing corrective action plans as needed.
  • Provide QC inspectors with necessary inspection criteria, checklists, specifications, and sealed samples before production and inspection.
  • Manage and resolve customer complaints and supplier-related issues.
  • Utilize customer feedback and data to drive product improvement and reduce shrinkage.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects assigned by Management.


  • Possess a Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, or equivalent discipline.
  • Bring at least 3 years of QA experience in Toys and Nursery items, with a preference for experience in the retail or buying office sector.
  • Be well-versed in Australian or European technical standard requirements.
  • Ideally, have experience with accredited laboratory testing.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in English.
  • Uphold integrity and professional ethics in all endeavors.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 and factory audit experience is advantageous.
  • Exhibit self-discipline, teamwork, self-motivation, and a proactive attitude.
  • Be prepared for frequent business travel.

KAS Group Asia values diversity and takes pride in representing the multicultural communities it is a part of. All provided information will be treated confidentially and solely utilized for recruitment purposes.

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