Dan Buyer – Menswear
- Name: Dan
- Job Title: Associate Buyer
- University attended: Aston University
- Course studied at University: Business & Economics
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
Working at TJX is great fun; every day is a new challenge and you get to work with, and learn from, a lot of great people. I have found the willingness of everyone at TJX to simultaneously support and challenge each other to be my key learning and growth. The other thing I love about working at TJX is the amount of responsibility that people are given from almost Day 1!
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
I joined the Merchandising & Buying Graduate Scheme in 2013. Between 2013 & 2016 I worked my way up to Merchandiser, working in areas ranging from Ski-wear to Gourmet Food! I then moved into Buying and since then I have bought Ladies Gold Label, Men’s Formalwear & I have just joined the Men’s Knitwear team.
How much responsibility are you given?
Our culture is very focused on entrepreneurship & bottom up decision making; which means that people in every role are responsible for key parts of the business. As a buyer I am (pretty much) given a blank cheque book to go out and negotiate the best deals I can find; which is what makes it such a brilliant job!
What is a typical working day like?
As a TJX Buyer my days vary wildly… But they usually involve: building strong relationships with suppliers, looking out for exciting opportunities to buy, then trying to do the best deal possible.