TK Maxx
work experience

Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

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.

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.

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

Discover your place at TJX. Apply now to be part of our 2021 intake.

What we are looking for

  • 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
  • European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian - are highly valued but not essential.

Qualifications

To apply for this placement you must be in your second year of university studying towards a degree (in any discipline), and ready to undergo a 12 month Industrial Placement for your third year.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Location
Watford
Salary
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time

How to apply

Apply for our July or September intakes soon so you don’t miss out. Start your adventure.

Please submit your application via the Apply button. You will need to upload your CV and answer a couple of application questions. If successful we will invite you to complete some online tests and a one-way video interview. The final stage is to attend an assessment centre in our head office.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 May 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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