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Merchandising Career Path (September 2022 Start Date)

Requisition:  1832904
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 

What you’ll discover:  

  • Career path starting in Planning & Allocation with the possibility of transitioning into Buying 

  • Best in class onboarding & training program for your first 4 weeks in the Planning & Allocation School of Excellence (PASE) 

  • Inclusive culture where all Associates feel welcomed, valued, and engaged 

  • Challenging, collaborative, team-based environment  

  • Hybrid work model (typically 2 days on-site, 3 days remote) – relocation benefits for those who qualify 


What you’ll do: 

Our Off-Price business model 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 in Merchandising. At TJX, Merchandising is comprised of two divisions – Planning & Allocation and Buying.  


Our Buyers are global travelers, sourcing from a universe of over 22,000 vendors and more than 100 countries to deliver amazing merchandise at an exciting value to our customers every day. They collaborate with Planning & Allocation to create the treasure hunt experience that we’re known for.   


Your career will begin in Planning & Allocation as an Allocation Analyst. In this role, you will be assigned to a specific product area and will be empowered to help drive sales by allocating the exciting mix of product that our Buyers have purchased.  


Responsibilities may include: 

  • Analyze sales trends & reports to anticipate consumer buying patterns & product trends 

  • Create & implement allocation strategies for our stores and / or e-commerce sites 

  • Ensure the right merchandise gets to the right stores at the right time 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 

Who we are looking for: 

We’re looking for passionate individuals to join us here at TJX whether you are looking for a career change, have recently graduated, or graduating soon (Fall 2022)! 


Key Qualifications: 

  • A well-rounded academic background (recently—or soon to be—completed postsecondary education) – all majors considered!  

  • Genuine interest in a career in Retail / Merchandising 

Additional qualifications include: 

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills 

  • 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 

  • Detail oriented 

  • Proficient Excel skills (i.e., pivot tables, charts, v-look up, etc.) 

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 business scenario 

  • Virtual behavioral interviews 

  • Potential Offer to join the TJX Family! 

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 the 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.

 Posting Notes: Framingham  || MA

Job Segment: Retail Sales, Compliance, Merchandising, Retail, Legal

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