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Planner - Bed Coverings

Job no: 500806
Work type: Fixed term contract
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Planning

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 Bed Coverings Planner for a period of 12 months to join 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 reforecast 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 are we looking for?

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 Talent Acquisition Team.

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