Product Development Assistant


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 better.

What will you do?

We have a number of exciting new roles in our Design Team!

We are seeking Product Development Assistants in the areas of Younger Girls, Kid’s Sleep, Women’s Sleep, Women’s Youth & Denim, Women’s Casual & Swim, Menswear and Teen Girl.

As a Product Development Assistant, you will support the Designers across allocated departments to deliver a cohesive product range aligned with the Target product aesthetic and quality strategy.  This entails working collaboratively with key stakeholders to create and deliver a customer centric product range within the required timelines that will drive sales and profitability in line with Target’s values.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Product Development – support the Designer to assist with developing product ranges, providing feedback on strike-offs, lab dips, trims and design samples and responsible for creating, maintaining and managing the documentation for the end to end product development lifecycle and PLM system. 
  • Vendor Registration – Collaboratively work with Target Asia Sourcing (TAS) and department specific vendors to ensure a seamless workflow, and clear communication
  • Administration Support – development samples management, assist design team in completing all tasks in line with critical path deadlines and daily administrative responsibilities

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Fashion Design or Buying with a technical understanding of product development, fabrics, garment fit & execution.  Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential as is the ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment  along with good verbal and written communication skills.

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.