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Buyers Assistant

Job no: 500552
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?

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 Buyers Assistant  to join our Womenswear Team based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne. 

As a Buyers Assistant, your role will be to support the Buyer in administrative tasks, including understanding the product ordering cycle, sales activity of the department and product wins and misses. This role is integral to our business. Ensuring product orders occur on time to our store networks, whilst following critical path timeline indicators.  

Other key responsibilities may include:

  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong customer focus and a professional approach to vendor relations
  • A commercial sales focused 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
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Fashion and Merchandise is advantageous

What do we need?

The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, have high attention to detail and a strong understanding of our Target customer. You will have the ability to take ownership of tasks, build strong working relationships and provide sound reasoning and decision quality. You will be able to pick up systems quickly, and have basic/intermediate skills in the Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook). An undergraduate degree in Business, Merchandise or Fashion along with experience working in the retail environment would be advantageous.

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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