graduate scheme

Merchandising and Buying Programme

Job description

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.

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 in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and HomeSense, as well as and in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada.

In 2021, TJX had over $39 billion in sales, more than 4,500 stores, 4 ecommerce sites & circa. 320,000 Associates in nine countries across three continents.

Are You Ready to Discover a New Way of Working?

Is the offer of becoming a force behind the buying and selling of great products, out in the open market, your idea of awesome?

Who Is TJX Europe?

If you haven’t heard of us, you’ve probably visited one of our TK Maxx or Homesense stores. WE’RE PART OF THE WORLD’S leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. We have an annual global turnover of over $39bn* and our business is growing. Merchandising and Buying are two areas that define our business and are vital to our success.

Responsibility from the start

Your journey will begin in the merchandising team, where you’ll learn our business in detail.

You’ll be taught to drive results in an entrepreneurial way, from day one. After a comprehensive induction and training plan, that includes classroom and practical workshops, you’ll begin to understand the fundamental partnership between Merchandising and Buying. This relationship is key to delivering value to our customers online and in store.

You’ll be part of one of our wide-ranging product category teams, growing your knowledge and developing strong business relationships. As you progress within Merchandising you’ll develop the relationships and advanced skills necessary for making decisions that contribute to profitable sales. You’ll be supported by a capable network; that includes your managers, mentors and ‘team buddy’ throughout.

Where Can My Career Go?

We’re an ambitious business with exciting expansion plans. We believe in nurturing talent, and view everyone as a potential leader of the future. You’ll be empowered to make decisions from the outset and learn quickly in our fast-paced environment. Acquiring the skills needed to perform these early roles, sets you on the path to become a great Merchandiser or Buyer in the future. You’ll gain experience across the business with opportunity to work in a number of different product areas.

And you’ll build relationships with lots of different Merchandisers and Buyers – it’s the best way to learn what we do, and how we do it

You will drive your own development with full support along the way.

We will consider visa sponsorship for candidates that meet the requirements of the role.

Discover your place at TJX. Apply now to be part of our 2023 intake.

Roles start in Spring 2023 and Summer 2023.

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.

What we are looking for

  • A degree in any discipline
  • Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
  • Ablility to build strong and trusting relationships
  • Ability to think outside the box and take risks
  • Comfortable admitting your mistakes and learning from them
  • Great communication skills
  • Sharp commercial thinking and analytical skills
  • Flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly

If you have fluent European language skills – particularly German, Italian, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish or Polish – that would be a plus. And if you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, all the above assets are great to have.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 September 2023

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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