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TJX Merchandising Career Path

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Date: Jul 28, 2019

Location: Framingham, MA, US

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Success is always in style at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the U.S. and worldwide. Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, Winners, Homesense and T.K. Maxx.


The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, is ranked 85 among Fortune 500 companies. At the end of 2018, the Company had $39 billion in revenues, more than 4,300 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 270,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense, as well as and, in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland and in the U.K.

We see ourselves as a global, off-price, value retailer and our mission is to deliver great value to our customers. Our great flexibility has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments.

We are proud of everything we’ve achieved as a business but we are even more excited about the future and what it could mean for your career. If you want to become a business leader within Retail Merchandising and Buying, this is the program where your adventure begins.



This development program is renowned in the industry for cultivating world class buyers and future business leaders. Merchandising is the heart of our business and no other team impacts the bottom line more. Of course, 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.

It begins with classroom and on the job training, through the Planning & Allocation School of Excellence, ("PASE"). You will get an inside view of the business and a better understanding of our off-price business model before you move 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. Throughout, you’ll benefit from the mentorship and guidance of our Learning & Development partners during your training, which continues throughout your career.

In a business where you never experience the same day twice, here is a sampling of how we’ll challenge you to think creatively and drive for results:

  • Analyze sales reports and make recommendations in the business
  • Create allocation strategies for our stores
  • Directly responsible 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



Our Corporate Office is located in Framingham, MA. We offer a structured career path that begins in Planning & Allocation and can lead into Buying and Executive Management. Our Buyers are global travelers, sourcing from over 100 countries to build relationships and negotiate with more than 20,000 vendors. Our Buyers are responsible for the amazing merchandise and exciting values found in our stores.



This program is for self-starters who already have the foundation of strategic and analytical thinking and are now ready 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 following trends
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong desire to drive for results
  • Excellent communicators who work well in teams
  • Proven leadership abilities and a strong work ethic
  • Problem solvers who can think creatively
  • Self-starters who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment


Key Qualifications:

  • Recently or soon to be complete with postsecondary education, with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Eligible to start in February 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

At TJX, we are proud that, for 40 years, we have been providing amazing value to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. We believe our Associates bring our business to life, and we aim to support you by making TJX a terrific place to work. We are committed to leveraging our differences, and believe that the diverse skills, experiences and background that you bring into the organization will help us continue to succeed.

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In addition to our open door policy and supportive work environment, we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package. TJX considers 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, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. TJX also provides 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

Nearest Major Market: Framingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

Job Segment: Merchandising, Retail Sales, Fashion Retail, Garment, Retail, Fashion