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Target is committed to providing an interactive and fully connected approach to our customers, continuing to offer products with the style, quality and affordability our customers expect every day through our network of over 300 stores and rapidly growing online presence.

We're successful through the amazing people we have working for us and we're proud of our commitment in supporting local and overseas communities and charities.

Due to internal promotions the Merchandise team now has an opportunity to recruit 3 Buyers Assistants based at Target Store Support in North Geelong moving to a brand new purpose built facility in Williams Landing near Laverton at the end of 2018.

As a Buyers Assistant you will support the buyer in administrative tasks as your first step towards becoming a Buyer to understand the wide diverse role of a Buyer including understanding the product ordering cycle, sales activity of the department and product wins and misses. This role is integral to ensuring product orders occur on time to reflect delivery within the required time frame to our store network following critical path timeline indicators.

Areas You Will Influence:

  • Complete product registrations
  • Raise, amend and monitor product orders for delivery in line with critical path requirements
  • Escalate issues that will affect critical path directly to the Buyer and propose recommendations for review
  • Responsible for reviewing category sales activity determining product sell through and top sellers along with identifying
  • Coordinate advertising submissions, samples and price management
  • Assist with preparation of department strategies and range review process

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Fashion and Merchandise would be extremely advantageous
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong customer focus and a professional approach to vendor relations
  • A commercial sales focussed mentality
  • Knowledge of the retail trading trends and activity from the shop floor
  • Strong computer literacy, with skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and work to tight deadlines in a pressured environment

Fabulous Rewards:

  • Exclusive Team member discounts at Target and other Wesfarmers Limited businesses such as Kmart, Coles & Officeworks
  • Option to support various charities or actively participate in community initiatives or sponsorship
  • Variety of financial, wellness and corporate partner discount programs
  • Well established and highly regarded reward and recognition program
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to salary sacrifice Wesfarmers shares

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

Date Posted
Geelong, VIC
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