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Buyer, Seasonal Events

Job no: 499965
Work type: Full time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Buying

  • Challenge yourself in this fast paced, fun environment
  • An opportunity to be bold and innovative in your approach
  • Fantastic career development within a large team

Who are we?

Our vision is simple: To provide our customers with quality fashion and basics for everyone at low prices. An iconic Australian retailer, our story began in 1926 when George Lindsay and Alex McKenzie opened a drapery store in Geelong, Victoria with a focus on great quality and value.

Over 90 years on, we’ve grown & evolved, but our philosophy remains the same.  Part of the Wesfarmers group, one of Australia’s largest employers, we’re immensely proud of our history and building our store network to over 300 stores across Australia and over 13,000 team members who work as part of the Target brand across our Store operations and in our Store Support Office in addition to our team based in our Asian sourcing offices.

We are seeking an experienced Buyer to join our General Merchandise & Food Team looking after Seasonal Events based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne. 

What will you do?

In this role, the Buyer for Seasonal Events will be responsible for managing the category that is the cornerstone for Target’s seasonal fashion and quality statement. 

Other key responsibilities may include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Planner to develop effective 3-year category plan, merchandise plans and line plans to deliver strategy
  • Own and deliver the product range from its development through to store execution
  • Work collaboratively with the Designer on Product Development and Range Management
  • Partner with the Planner to develop tactics in response to current trading results including managing an accurate reforecast process
  • Implement clear pricing architecture to sell volume
  • Lead the end to end critical path to ensure launch dates are met

What do we need?

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in commerce or business and be able to demonstrate their strong working experience as a Buyer within a vertical retailer, ideally within seasonal categories.  An eye for design and working hand in glove with designers to develop a compelling assortment is essential as is an understanding of the product development and manufacturing process, ability to execute a supplier and sourcing strategy along with solid financial, numerical and analytical skills and excellent communication skills.

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 Recruitment Team.

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