Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme (2023)
The TJX Companies, Inc.
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.
Area of Responsibilities
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.
/ 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