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Planning Manager - Toys

Target Australia

Location: Williams Landing

Job Type: Full time


Target Australia Pty Ltd

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.

As an iconic Australian retailer with over 115 stores nationally and a rapidly growing online presence, 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 Target !

What will you do?

As a Planning Manager, you will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to lead the Planning Team to develop strategies and processes to drive sales and profitability.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Lead the Planning teams across the Business Group to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to establish the appropriate balance of fashion, basics and quality to drive volume growth within agreed option plan
  • Own and lead financial performance to agreed KPIs across the Business Group
  • Take decisions and make recommendations to maximise sales, margin and inventory productivity of the Business Group
  • Support and drive the Business Group to deliver financials and strategy through:
  • Developing pre-season strategy and accurate financial plans
  • Developing customer focused product and store assortments, line plans, and inventory flow
  • Develop tactics in response to current Trading Results including managing an accurate reforecast process
  • Managing markdown plans and OTB controls
  • Lead the Planning Team to ensure critical path and launch dates are being met
  • Lead the consistent use of simplified assortment process

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 5 years of planning experience in a specialty fast paced retail environment with a tertiary qualification in Finance, Operations or Business would be an advantage. Good working experience in leading a small to medium sized team is essential as is ability to plan, implement and lead a merchandise strategy along with demonstrated experience working cross-functionally to achieve objectives and ability to trade in a business that is reacting quickly to market pressures.

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
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself
  • A dynamic learning and support program
  • Opportunity in Wesfarmers Share Plan access (where eligible) and to participate in a bonus program (where eligible).

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

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.

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