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Ready to make your impact on a global sourcing and procurement team who source everything we need to run our retail business and drive value to our bottom line?

During this 12 month placement, you will work with functions in all regions to understand the their needs and to help them decide with confidence the suppliers that will deliver the best value.  You will help to facilitate cross-functional and cross-regional collaboration, analyze the external market, facilitate the sourcing process and lead negotiations to identify the best suppliers for TJX.

The Team

We collaborate and provide procurement expertise to support our global business. Focused on our goods not for resale, our goal is to drive value and effective delivery of merchandise to enable the successful execution of our off-price retail model.

Within Global Sourcing and Procurement, our Category Managers work with partners across the organization to drive and enable the delivery of functional strategies.  Our teams encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas to support the growth of our fast paced business.

The Opportunity

Global Sourcing and Procurement at TJX Europe is offering placement opportunities at our Watford offices to students seeking to learn, grow and contribute in a fast-paced, dynamic organization supporting our global business. You will gain industry experience in retail and procurement.

These placement roles will provide business and project support for critical business objectives, enabling the TJX retail business operating model. You will be assigned projects that contribute to TJX overall business objectives, as well as assist with daily activities within the global sourcing and procurement function. You will collaborate with experienced team members, to ensure we are managing and executing projects and deliverables in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.

Responsibilities and deliverables may include but are not limited to:

  • Global Sourcing and Procurement:
  • Supports global category managers in the delivery of their sourcing events; potential categories include Supply Chain, Facilities Management, IT, HR, and Marketing
  • Leads low to medium value complexity sourcing events with business unit partners and cross functional teams
  • Participates in selection of suppliers and activities leading up to it
  • Conducts research and analysis to support category sourcing initiatives
  • Collaborates in opportunities for specification alignment, process improvement and demand management
  • Identifies opportunities for supplier relationship management and rationalization

Each industry placement will receive targeted supervision and guidance, hands-on training to facilitate learning, while given a high degree of creativity and autonomy - providing the tools for success in a global Fortune 100 retail environment. 

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for current students who are highly motivated self-starters, with the ability to prioritize effectively, be proactive and flexible, and demonstrate a strong bias for action in a fast-paced professional environment. Additional skills include:

  • Strong organizational, communication, negotiating, supplier relationship management and analytical skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to anticipate and think-through impact of decisions
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills to ensure all projects are completed in an effective and timely manner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on simultaneous projects both independently and in team environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in working in teams and communicating to groups
  • Willingness to seek out feedback, and ability to incorporate feedback to enhance performance

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong academic background
  • Supply Chain, Facilities Management, HR, Marketing, IT, or a related degree (other degrees may be considered)
  • Interest in Procurement will be a plus

Application Information

  • Start Date July 2024