Just like our business model, our Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme is different.
Your journey will begin as a graduate in the Merchandising team, where you’ll learn about our business fully and begin to drive results in an entrepreneurial way from day one. You will learn about how fundamental the partnership between Merchandising and Buying is in delivering value to our customers online and in store.
We believe that by acquiring the skills needed in these early roles, it will set you up to be a great Merchandiser or Buyer in the future. At TJX it is important to us that our people gain a broad experience of the business, working in a number of different product areas, building relationships and communicating with lots of different Merchandisers and Buyers to learn what and how we do it!
Responsibility from the start
You’ll start with a comprehensive induction and training plan, including both classroom and practical workshops which will enable you to take on responsibility from the start
As you progress within Merchandising you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and relationships essential to reach your goal and make decisions that contribute to profitable sales. You will do all of this with the support of a huge network; including your manager, mentors and buddy. You’ll start your career at TJX in Merchandising, analysing sales patterns and learning to spot opportunities in order to ensure we have the right goods in the right European stores and on our website at the right time.
Where can my career go?
We are an ambitious business with exciting expansion plans. We nurture and develop our people, we see the talent in everyone and consider everyone a potential leader of the future. You are encouraged and empowered to make decisions from the outset and learn quickly in our fast-paced environment. You will drive your own development and be fully supported along the way. We’re a flexible European business, once you get a solid foundation in Merchandising you could go on to be a Buyer or into other areas of our business that interest you. Opportunities extend to our other European offices, so language skills are always as asset.
The skills you’ll need
- A degree in any discipline
- Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
- Able to build strong and trusting relationships
- Ability to think outside the box and take risks
- Comfortable admitting your mistakes and learning from them
- Great communication skills
- Sharp commercial thinking and analytical skills
- Flexibility and able to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly
Alongside the requirements listed above, if you have European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.
Discover your place at TJX. Apply now to be part of our 2019 intake.