Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme at TJX Europe

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
Role May Involve
“The open door policy within TJX extends to everyone, whether work related, curiosity based or personal, there is literally no one that you can't go and talk to if you have a question. As well as this the team I was based in made me feel extremely welcome, right from Day 1.…” - Read full review

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Why join T.K. Maxx and HomeSense?


For the adventure.

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.

You’ll plug directly into the thrill of life with TJX Companies, Inc. – a global retail phenomenon with over 3,600 stores in nine countries across three continents and over 216,000 associates. We have an annual turnover of over $30.9 billion globally (FY16), and we’re excited about our future and confident in our ability to grow to be a $40 billion company (although we won’t stop there!).

We delight, surprise and excite our customers with big name brands at up to 60% off recommended retail prices. Buying from thousands of different designers every day, we never know what we’re going to find. It all makes for an incredibly fast-paced business that’s every bit as exciting for us as it is for our customers.

Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme

The talented people in our Merchandising & Buying teams hold the keys to the success of our unique off-price concept. On this exciting 12-month placement, 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.

Your experience starts with a comprehensive induction that combines classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. With the support of your mentor and buddy, you’ll develop the people skills and technical know-how of the professionals. Then it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll start in Merchandising, analysing sales patterns, anticipating product trends and learning to spot opportunities. Then you’ll shadow an experienced Buyer. 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.

You don’t need to be studying for a particular degree, although strong numerical and analytical skills are crucial. What we’re looking for is the ability to think creatively and strategically. You’ll also thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly and everyone works together to make the incredible possible. If you have European language skills, even better. In a cross-border business like ours, additional languages or experience of living and working in Europe are great to have.

Apply for our July or September 2017 intakes soon so you don’t miss out!

How to apply

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