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Merchandising Career Path - Upcoming / Recent Grads (Summer 2022 Start Dates)

Requisition:  1740961
Brand:  TJX Companies

Framingham, MA, US

Employment Type:  Full-Time
Employment Status:  Regular
Functional Area:  Merchandising/Buying

Discovery is at the core of everything we do - whether it’s a great value, incredible style, or building long-lasting partnerships with people around the world. That’s what makes TJX different. You can find it all across our brands: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense. Every one of our brands has one thing in common: environments that are always changing. That’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships, and even about yourself. Come discover what different can mean for you.

Posting Notes: Framingham  || MA 

TJX Merchandising Career Path: Discover Different

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. It’s our flexibility that has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments year after year.


If you have the passion and desire 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 22,000 vendors and 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.


From our inclusive culture to our Merchandising Career Path, TJX is the perfect choice for anyone looking to work hard—and have fun doing it! Our diverse team, with a wide array of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences makes our mission come to life.


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 classroom and on-the-job training to give you a head start on a long-term career.


This career path begins through 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 before moving into your first role as an Allocation Analyst within Merchandising Planning & Allocation. In this role, 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.


Multiple Programs: Flexible Start Dates.

We’re looking for talented individuals to join us here at TJX whether you are looking for a career change, have recently graduated, or will be graduating this summer!

Classes expected to start in the following months:

• August 2022

• September 2022


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

• Sense of curiosity for an ever-changing retail landscape


What to Expect From Our Interview Process

Learn more about TJX by attending virtual recruiting events. Click here to register for an upcoming session

Virtual one-way interview (HireVue)

Virtual case study

Virtual behavioral interviews

• Potential offer to join the TJX Family!


Key Qualifications:

• A well-rounded academic background (recently—or soon to be—completed postsecondary education) 


With our corporate office located in Framingham, MA, 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.

Covid-19 vaccination & booster is a condition of employment at TJX, subject to reasonable accommodation where required by law.

Discover Different at TJX means opportunity, teamwork, and career growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people that work together to deliver the best value and style in the business. Our inventory is always changing and our approach is continually evolving, which means every day is another chance to Discover Different.

We care about our culture, but we also prioritize the tangible stuff - competitive pay, great benefits, and a great group of people.
We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment at TJX, subject to reasonable accommodation where required by law

 Posting Notes: Framingham  || MA

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