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Planner, Boys 1 - 7

Job no: 500146
Work type: Full time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Planning

  • 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?

At Target, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our quality fashion helps families live better by making it easy to love, easy to find and easy to buy online and in-store.  We are focused on delivering products that truly excite our customers with quality that endures and making life just a little bit easier for Mum.

What will you do?

We are seeking an experienced Planner to support our Boys 1 – 7 categories within our Merchandise Team, based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to strategically manage and plan merchandise to drive forecast accuracy and stock productivity, in line with Target’s values.

Other key responsibilities may include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Buyer to develop effective line plans and create a category assortment that is well balanced to deliver strategy
  • Deliver an accurate forecast in line with commercial critical path milestones
  • Manage inventory health and stock capacity to agreed KPI’s
  • Partner with the Buyer to 
    • Develop pre-season strategy and accurate financial plans for category
    • Develop customer focused product and store assortments, line plans and inventory flows
    • Develop tactics in response to current Trading results including managing an accurate re-forecast process
    • Manage markdown plans and OTB controls
  • Implement a clear pricing architecture to fit within our Good/Better/Best strategy
  • Lead the Target vision, strategy and values within the team and across the organization

What do we need?

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in finance, operations or business with strong working experience in a planning role in a high volume retail environment.  Ability to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders is essential as is Good working experience in optimising in-stock and working capital position through sales forecasting, stock flow and product planning along with experience in vertical retailing and off-shore critical paths, and the ability to plan and implement a merchandise strategy.

But we don’t just look for someone 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 Recruitment Team.

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