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Hristilina Product Development Placement

  • Name: Hristilina
  • Job Title: Product Development Placement
  • University attended: De Montfort University
  • Course studied at University: Fashion Design

What is it like working for TJX Europe?

Working for TJX Europe is like a dream that came true. I have always imagined myself being part of an international company that carries out meaningful project and runs a successful and growing business. As a fashion design student, for me there is nothing more important that developing myself among people that do care about the quality and the value of the final product.

Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.

What I really appreciate about my placement is that I don’t only have exposure to all areas in Product Development but I also get understanding of buying and merchandising role. I consider this is essential for a young person who has not graduated yet as it gives you different perspectives and the opportunity decide how you want to evolve in your career.

How much responsibility are you given?

I am really grateful to my team because everyone has given me a lot of tasks to accomplish and they constantly continue involving me in their projects. Another aspect that I have found really helpful for both my own and my design development is when people in the company ask me for my personal opinion. This shows me that they listen to me and allow me to integrate my ideas.

What is a typical working day like?

In our Product Development team we are all really busy but this does not mean we are not having fun. And what makes me really enjoy my time here is that every single day is different- one day I might be in fit sessions with our technicians, the next day I can work on new designs or go on store visits. One thing is for sure- the word I will never use for describing my working day is boring.