Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme - TJX Europe

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: London, Watford
Start date: Various
Sectors: Languages, Retail, Buying & Merchandising

Open to a new way of thinking?

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 $33 billion*. But we don’t want to stop there. We’re confident that we can continue to grow and become a $40 billion plus company. Merchandising and Buying are the areas that make our business unique, and so they’re vital to our future success.

Off-price – the key to our success
What keeps our customers coming back time and time again? The fact that we offer designer labels, top brands and unique gems for less. Our ever-changing, eclectic treasure hunt of thousands of the world’s best and most exciting fashion and homeware brands mean our customers can find their unique style for less.

This is down to our Off-Price business model, which is at the heart of everything we do. Our opportunistic buyers are on the hunt throughout the year, buying merchandise from thousands of vendors around the world. It’s about thinking fast, being creative and making great deals.

This means that no two deliveries are ever the same. And neither are any two days. It’s an unconventional approach which is echoed throughout all areas of TJX Europe.

As a placement in Merchandising and Buying, you’ll get experience of both areas of the business to fully understand how your work impacts our results, and how key the relationship between Merchandising and Buying truly is.

Our Merchandising & Buying placement Programme
On this exciting 12-month placement, you’ll get hands-on experience of both these areas of the business to fully understand how your work impacts our results, and how key the relationship between Merchandising and Buying truly is.

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 people skills and technical know-how of the professionals.

Then you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll start in Merchandising as an Allocation Analyst, analysing sales patterns, anticipating product trends and learning to spot opportunities. Then you’ll shadow an experienced Buyer. You’ll discover how we source, plan and buy every day of the year, based not on a fixed plan but on responding to an ever-changing market. What’s more, you’ll play an active part in making it all happen. You will have a real job with accountability and the opportunity to work in a fun and 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
Alongside the requirements listed below, if you have European language skills – particularly Italian, German, Spanish and French – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in Europe, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.

• About to undergo a 12-month Industrial Placement as part of your third year of any sandwich degree course
• Strong numerical and analytical abilities
• The ability to think creatively and strategically
• Able to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly and everyone works together to make the incredible possible

Apply for our 2018 intake soon so you don’t miss out!

*Fiscal year ending January 30, 2017


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