Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme (2019) in Watford

Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme (2019)
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Watford UK

Job Details

Updated on 2019-02-27

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

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.

Welcome to 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 2018, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 4000 shops and 249,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme

Open to discovering a new way?

Become the force behind buying and selling all of our great products out in the market. 

Who is TJX Europe?

You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense. We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. Last year, our annual revenue was over $35 billion
*. But we don’t want to stop there. We’re confident that we can continue to grow.

Merchandising and Buying are the areas that make our business unique, and so they’re vital to our future success.

Our Merchandising & Buying placement Programme

On this exciting 12-month placement, you’ll gain experience of both Merchandising & Buying to fully understand how your work impacts our results and how key the partnership between the two truly is. You will also see how our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers both online and in store.

You’ll start with a comprehensive induction that combines classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. With the support of a huge network including your manager, mentor and buddy, you’ll start to develop the relationship skills and technical know-how of our people.

Then you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice. Your time will be spent in Merchandising as an Allocation Analyst driving sales by analysing sales patterns, anticipating trends and spotting opportunities and risks in partnership with Merchandisers and Buyers. You’ll also have opportunities to spend time in the market with experienced Buyers discovering how we source, plan and buy every day of the year. You will have real impact, ownership, accountability and the opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced exciting environment.

The experience you’ll gain

Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable journey. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. A 12-month Merchandising & Buying placement with TJX Europe is where it can all begin.

By the end of the year, you’ll take away unforgettable experiences – and be ready for an amazing career. If you really impress, you might even land a place on our European Graduate Scheme. 

The skills you’ll need

            About to undergo a 12-month Industrial Placement as part of your third year of any sandwich degree course

            Curiosity and passion for our business and retail

            Strong numerical and analytical skills

            Ability to build strong and trusting relationships

            The ability to think outside the box and take risks

            Flexibility, able to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly

Alongside the requirements listed above, if you have European language skills - particularly business level German or Italian – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in Europe, outside of the UK, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.

Discover more at www.earlycareers.tjxeurope.com and apply for our 2019 intake.


*Fiscal year ending January 30, 2018

 

 

 



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.


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