TJX Europe
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Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme

Job description

If Merchandising and Buying is your thing, TJX Europe’s 12-month placement is the one to get excited about. This is where you discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to success, and how they both impact on our results. You’ll also learn why our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers so effectively.

Starting 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 discover how we source, plan and buy (every day of the year) from expert buyers.

Our placement is designed for you to take ownership, accountability an make an impact.

The experience you’ll gain

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 being a forward thinker. You could even land yourself a place on our European Graduate scheme.

Start date: September 2020

What we are looking for

  • Ready to undergo a 12-month industry placement as part of your third year (of any sandwich degree course)
  • Curiosity and fascination for business and retail
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Ability to build strong and trusting relationships
  • The ability to think laterally and take risks
  • Flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing environment and make decisions quickly.

European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian - are highly valued. If you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, all the above are great assets to have.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 9 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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