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Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme

InternshipWatford, United Kingdom

Degree level


Job function

Product management

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

1 September 2020

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If Merchandising and Buying is your thing, TJX Europe’s 12-month placement is the one to get excited about. This is where you discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to success, and how they both impact on our results. You’ll also learn why our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers so effectively.

Starting with a comprehensive induction, combining classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. You’ll enjoy the support of a skilled network including your manager, mentor and buddy, to help develop your relationship skills and technical know-how.

However, there’s no point in learning if you can’t put it into practice. So, you’ll spend time as an Allocation Analyst – driving sales through detailed sales pattern analysis. You’ll work with experienced Merchandisers and Buyers to anticipate trends, spot opportunities and manage risk. Moreover, you’ll discover how we source, plan and buy (every day of the year) from expert Buyers.

Our placement is designed for you to take ownership, accountability an make an impact.

What Is Our Culture?

We’ve been voted 1st place in The JobCrowd’s ‘Top Graduate programmes in Retail’ 2019/20, 2017/18 and 2016/17. We offer world class development and learning through structured workshops, peer-to-peer sharing, storytelling, and team-building.

We encourage every Associate to establish a healthy work/life balance and promote happiness and success through social and charitable activities. We also have an onsite gym and Wellness Centre.

Above all, we strive to offer the chance to shine in a fun, fast-paced, hands-on, business environment.

The Experience You’ll Gain

As part of a commercial team you’ll quickly discover what makes us different. Working closely with a variety of business partners you’ll focus on building strong relationships, communication, influencing and being a forward thinker. You could even land yourself a place on our European Graduate scheme.

Skills You’ll Need

  • Ready to undergo a 12-month industry placement as part of your third year (of any sandwich degree course)
  • Curiosity and fascination for business and retail
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Ability to build strong and trusting relationships
  • The ability to think laterally and take risks
  • Flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing environment and make decisions quickly.

European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian – are highly valued. If you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, all the above are great assets to have.

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About TK Maxx
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TK Maxx is an exciting place to work with a rapid pace, different challenges every day, and a unique culture of teamwork and collaboration.
Our way of operating means our people all have to be true collaborators and team players, thinking quickly, adapting to every situation and thriving on change. If you work for us, whatever job you do, every day is different, unexpected and exciting.

3,635 employees