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Buyer - Craft & Stationery

Job no: 500788
Work type: Full time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Buying

Who are we?

At Target, we believe a better life is one that’s lived, not with more things, but with things that mean more. A life where quality is always valued over quantity. Where beauty is born from style and substance in equal measure. A better way of life, that’s within easy reach of all. That’s why everything from the products we make to the experience we create is crafted with intention and a single purpose to inspire families to live better.

What will you do?

We are seeking an experienced a Craft & Stationery Buyer to join our Merchandise Team based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne. 

Reporting to the Business Manager, the key focus in this role is to work collaboratively with your team and stakeholders to build assortment plans to drive sales and profitability.

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 re-forecast 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 stationery 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.

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 Talent Acquisition Team.

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