Buyers Assistant - Toys


Williams Landing, AU

Category:  Merchandise
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time
Who are We?


At Target, we’ve always been here to help families live better. But right now, we can see that what ‘better’ means is changing. Better means making choices that can change the world. Better is about a life 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 bette


What will you do?


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are seeking an experienced Buyers Assistant to join our Toys team based in our Store Support Office in Williams Landing in West Melbourne. 


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.  


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Other key responsibilities may include:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Exceptional attention to detail with a strong customer focus and a professional approach to vendor relations
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A commercial sales focused mentality
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of the retail trading trends and activity from the shop floor
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong computer literacy, with skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent time management and organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and work to tight deadlines in a pressured environment
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Tertiary Qualifications in Fashion and Merchandise is advantageous
What are we looking for?


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

What will you get?


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Target has some great benefits, including:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Team Member discounts across Target, Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with onsite parking and a great café!
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Novated leasing options
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Paid parental leave scheme

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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.