Riccardo Assistant Merchandiser
- Name: Riccardo
- Job Title: Assistant Merchandiser
- University attended: University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College.
- Course studied at University: Modern & Medieval Languages, Russian & Italian.
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
Working for TJX Europe is a unique experience, every day you embrace the unparalleled dynamism and excitement that comes with working for a huge global corporation, yet, the fun and intimate culture of the company allows you to nurture relationships with a truly diverse and interesting group of people. Everyone is passionate about driving their business to the best of their capabilities, but you are never too far from a joke or a laugh. Relationships are the fuel to this well-oiled retail engine.
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
It is really motivating to work for a company where hard work and positive results are rewarded. It is a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, and at TJX Europe the right attitude to developing yourself, your team and driving the business is not overlooked. There is no feeling of being just another number, as your development is a priority for the company and is aided meticulously.
How much responsibility are you given?
You have responsibility from day one, which is a rarity in most corporations of this size, but is definitely a big tick in terms of job satisfaction. There is always the opportunity to have an impact, to be curious, to be entrepreneurial with your business. With the experience around you, questions rarely go unanswered, which means that you build a solid knowledge of the business, allowing you to take ownership.
What is a typical working day like?
By the time Friday afternoon comes around, you can look back on the week and be astonished by how many different situations you have been in, or by how much exposure you have had to so many parts of the business. This might be taking part in important business meetings, going on a visit to a vendor with a member of your Buying team, visiting a TK Maxx or Homesense store in the UK or abroad to evaluate the product mix, or being out on the high street to understand the opportunities for our business. Through everything there is diversity and enjoyment!