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Inventory Controller

Job no: 500554
Work type: Full time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Inventory

  • 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 Inventory Controller  to join our Menswear Team based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne. 

As the Inventory Controller, you will be responsible for ensuring that the business has the right amount of stock in the right place at the right time, for both stores and DC’s.

Other key responsibilities may include:

  • Work closely with the Stores, Buyers and Merchandise Planners to ensure that each store has the correct inventory level to support their sales and merchandising needs
  • Make quantification recommendations to the Merchandise Planner based on previous like buys and sell through
  • Provide accurate and timely feedback to the Buyer and Planner on store level inventory and productivity to influence decision making
  • Sell through tracking from day 1, including recommendations for markdown, or other trading activity to support achieving the stock to sales target
  • Build strong relationships with the Stores, Merchandising, and Space teams, and be an active participant in cross-functional meetings
  • Analyse data to identify risks and opportunities by department, major class and style and communicate appropriately
  • Ensure appropriate level of stock of advertised lines from the commencement and duration of promotions
  • Amend allocations based on store impacts and refits to minimize overstocks and markdowns
  • Lead the Target vision, strategy and values within the team and across the organisation

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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