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TJX Europe (TK Maxx)

Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme

Job/scheme locations: 
Watford
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

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.

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.

Skills You’ll Need

  • 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.

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

Role starts in August 2021.

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More about this vacancy

Start date: 
August 2021
Region: 
London
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