Eda Associate Buyer
- Name: Eda
- Job Title: Associate Buyer
- University attended: Hochschule Niederrhein
- Course studied at University: Master in International Management
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
Exciting! Every single day is different! Working in a team is one of the key elements while working for TJX Europe. We communicate very closely and work together. Every voice counts. Therefore staying open minded and being flexible gives everyone the opportunity to test and learn. The company has an open door policy and has a big focus on developing people. You get the best out of your development!
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
I graduated from Germany and started as a Graduate in Merchandising and worked in all levels up to a Merchandiser in the UK. I enjoyed every single step in my career. The company focusses on developing people and everyone supports each other. Even the move to the UK was so smooth. In the past four years I met a lot of new people and had great opportunities to develop myself. Since February 2017 I’m in Buying back in Dusseldorf, Germany and see the business from a new angle.
How much responsibility are you given?
TJX Europe gives you responsibility from day one! That is great, because you learn on the job. On usual Graduate programmes you are not given much responsibility and it takes a long time to be able to decide by yourself. It’s different here! Usually you are given a whole department and you build your own strategy and collaborate with your partners in Buying and in Merchandising.
What is a typical working day like?
There is no typical working day at TJX Europe! We decide very quickly and work closely together in teams. Asking for opinion is very important. We spend a lot of time in stores and valuate our goods. The product is key at TJX Europe. As we work opportunistically our strategies can change very quickly. We decide one thing today and might see the impact within two weeks’ time. That is great and motivating. You see your own results in a short amount of time!