Merchandising & Buying Placement 2021
In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.
Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!
Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme
If Merchandising and Buying is your thing, TJX Europe’s 12-month placement is the one for you. During the placement you will discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to our success, and how they impact our results. You’ll also learn why our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers so effectively.
Your placement starts with a comprehensive induction, combining classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. You’ll enjoy the support of a skilled network including your manager, mentor and buddy, to help develop your relationship skills and technical know-how.
However, there’s no point in learning if you can’t put it into practice. So, you’ll spend time as an Allocation Analyst - driving sales through detailed sales pattern analysis. You’ll work with experienced Merchandisers and Buyers to anticipate trends, spot opportunities and manage risk. Moreover, you’ll also discover how we source, plan and buy through spending time with our expert Buyers.
Our placement is designed for you to take ownership, accountability and make an impact. As part of a commercial team you’ll quickly discover what makes us different. Working closely with a variety of business partners you’ll focus on building strong relationships, communication, influencing and thinking creatively. You could even land yourself a place on our European Graduate Scheme and rejoin our business once you’ve finished your degree.
To apply for this placement you must be in your second year of university studying towards a degree (in any discipline), and ready to undergo a 12 month Industrial Placement for your third year.
Skills You’ll Need
- Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
- Commercially aware and customer focused
- Comfortable with numbers
- Able to build strong relationships and collaborate with others
- Strong communication skills and confidence to openly share opinion with others
- Be proactive and able to use own initiative
- Willing to take risks, make mistakes and learn along the way
European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian - are highly valued but not essential.
What's In It For You?
As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now
Discover your place at TJX. Apply now to be part of our 2021 intake.
Role starts in August 2021.