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TJX is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer worldwide, and Merchandising is the heart of our business. In fact, no other team impacts our bottom line more. We believe that we operate one of the most flexible business models in the world. And it’s that flexibility has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments year after year.
If you think you’d like to become a business leader within Retail Merchandising, this is the program for you…this is the time to Discover Different.
Merchandising Basics: Two Divisions One Goal.
Merchandising is comprised of two divisions, Buying and Planning & Allocation. They work together to drive sales and profit for TJX. Our Buyers are global travelers, sourcing from a universe of over 21,000 vendors from more than 100 countries to deliver amazing merchandise at exciting value to our customers every day.
Planning & Allocation impacts the day-to-day management of our business by analyzing financial data, anticipating consumer buying patterns, and managing inventory levels to ensure the right merchandise gets to the right stores at the right time.
The Opportunity: Never The Same Day Twice.
This development program is renowned in the industry for cultivating world-class Buyers and future business leaders. And it’s a great example of what we mean by Discover Different. Our approach to Merchandising is unlike any other retailer, so we’ll make sure you have the right training to give you a head start on a long-term career.
This career path begins in Planning & Allocation with advancement opportunities into Buying and potentially Executive Management. You will begin as an Allocation Analyst in the Planning & Allocation School of Excellence (“PASE”). Here you will get an inside view of the business and a better understanding of our off-price model from the start. As an Allocation Analyst, you will be assigned a specific product area and will be empowered to help drive sales by allocating the exciting mix of brands that our Buyers have purchased. You will do this by analyzing sales trends and anticipating consumer buying patterns and product trends. You will conduct store visits to evaluate merchandise assortments as well as interact with all levels of management.
In a business where you never experience the same day twice, here is a sampling of how you’ll be challenged to think creatively and drive for results:
/ Analyze sales reports and make recommendations in the business
/ Create allocation strategies for our stores
/ Take direct responsibility for several multi-million-dollar product classifications
/ Visit TJX stores and competitors to analyze/ evaluate the product mix
/ Resolve merchandise issues with our Distribution Centers, Buyers, and Vendors
Of course, you won’t do it all alone. Every step of the way, you’ll benefit from the mentorship and guidance of our Learning & Development partners—something that will continue throughout your career.
Who We Are Looking For: It Just Might Be You.
This program is for self-starters who have a strong foundation of strategic and analytical thinking and are eager to put them to use in the world of business.
Specifically, we are looking for:
/ Strong ability to work with numbers, analyze data, and think critically
/ Genuine interest in retail, product, and in following trends
/ Entrepreneurial spirit
/ Excellent communicators who work well in teams
/ Proven leadership abilities and a strong work ethic
/ Creative problem solvers
/ A well-founded academic background (recently—or soon to be—completed postsecondary education) with a GPA of 3.0 or above
/ Eligible to start in summer 2020
Reliable transportation is required as TJX is not easily accessible to public transportation. A variable work schedule is part of role based on the needs of the business. You may need to travel to area stores or work hours that do not coincide with the public transportation schedule.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.