Category Assistant -Toys


Williams Landing, VIC, AU

Category:  Merchandise
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?


At Target, we’re getting back to what we’re famous for - real quality, that’s really affordable. We’re making products that stand up to the test of everyday life, at prices that don’t cost the earth. 
We’re making mums happy. Kids smile. Family life, that little bit easier.We’re making sure every Australian can enjoy our products, whilst making a positive difference to our planet so families can trust and rely on us for generations to come.That’s the Target Australians needs right now. And that’s the Target we’re here to be.


With our instantly recognisable logo we are one of the most iconic brands on the Australian retail market and for almost 100 years we have held a special place in the hearts and minds of Australian families.. It brings us loyal customers who love and trust us. From first baby clothes to first fashion moments, we have created special memories that families across the country hold dear. By making affordable quality and style accessible for all, we have built a reputation for helping Australian families live better.


As an iconic Australian retailer we’re immensely proud of our history and need people to join us who are as excited by our future as we are!


That’s who we are. That’s Target.


What will you do?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Category Assistant in Toys to Support the Category Buyer in building and trading the category to deliver the strategy, vision and financial KPI’s. Provide assistance in managing vendors/suppliers to deliver products aligned to Target POV, style and quality. Responsible for pricing & promotional execution, and adherence to the merchandise critical path.

 Other key responsibilities include:

• Responsible for integrity of product data through the product lifecycle
• Execute pricing and promotion events
• Responsible for marketing administration and sample management, including cross-functional collaboration with the GTM Manager
• Positive and collaborative supplier liaison, including initial vendor set-up
• Support in managing the end-to-end process to ensure suppliers meet critical path deadlines
• General administrative support to the business group as required
• Use of all Target Merchandise Systems relevant to the role
• Develop an understanding of the Target customer and position in market
• Support the Category Buyer in the development of go to market plans and market selection.
• Actively involved in review of weekly sales analysis, quarterly hindsight’s and seasonal strategy analysis to define required actions
• Work collaboratively with the Vendors & Supplier to ensure quality, safety and compliance throughout the range.


What are we looking for?

You will bring to the role strong stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships. You will have solid commercial acumen and critical thinking with the ability to manage competing priorities.


The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:


• Demonstrated ability working in a fast paced, preferably retail environment and able to manage large volumes of work and prioritise competing deadlines.
• Proficient or ability to learn Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office as well as internal systems.
• Previous administrative or data entry experience and basic understanding of retail arithmetic
• Effective and collaborative communication skills
• Problem solving, ability to prioritise conflicting workload
• Retail store experience and/or Marketing / Merchandise related degree is preferred, but not essential


What will you get?


Target has some great benefits, including:


•  Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group.
•  Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Officeworks and Catch Membership.
•  A free One Pass membership offering free delivery across Kmart, Target & Catch on eligible product.
•  Access to Employee Assistance Program.
•  Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with free onsite parking and a café!
•  Novated leasing options.
•  Paid parental leave scheme.
•  Flexible hybrid work arrangements through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our Target Store Support Office (including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life) balance.
•  Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself.
•  A Supported Learning and Career Development program.
•  Opportunity in Wesfarmers Share Plan access (where eligible) and to participate in a bonus program (where eligible).


We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.
 As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.
Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.
“We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”.

If you would like to explore a career with Target and this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!


We don’t just look for people 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.