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Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme

For the impact you’ll make.

For the adventure.

Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable adventure. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. The Merchandising and Buying European Graduate Programme 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 9 countries and over 216,000 associates. We have an annual turnover of over $30.9 billion globally (FY16), are excited about our opportunities for the 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.

As we’re a business like no other, it should come as no surprise that this is no ordinary retail graduate programme. Our entrepreneurial Merchandising and Buying teams hold the keys to the success of our unique off-price model. Working together they keep our shelves brimming with products that our customers just can’t resist. On this programme, not only will you gain a fuller understanding of how this relationship works, but get a real insight into how your work impacts our results.

Your one-year adventure starts with a comprehensive three-month induction. After that it’s time to put your newfound knowledge and skills into practice as an Allocation Analyst in Merchandising. Here, you’ll be analysing sales trends and anticipating consumer buying patterns and product trends - all while receiving the on-going structured training that will see you progress to Senior Allocation Analyst and beyond. The training doesn’t end when the programme’s over either. We see our graduates as the future leaders of our business, so you can expect dedicated development opportunities at every stage of your career. Whether that’s in Merchandising, Buying or – if your ambitions change – a completely different area of our business.

You don’t need to have a particular degree, or experience in fashion, but a head for numbers and analytical skills are crucial. What we’re looking for is the ability to think creatively and strategically. You’ll thrive in a constantly changing working environment where decisions happen quickly and everyone works together to make the incredible possible. And because our business crosses borders, we’re keen to hear from people who have European language skills or experience of living and working in Europe - but these things are not essential.

To start your adventure, apply for the programme now.

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