Share this Job

Date: Dec 28, 2017

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Are you ready to explore career opportunities at TJX Canada and join our team?  TJX Canada is part of The TJX Companies, Inc., the world’s leading off-price retailer of apparel and homeware worldwide, and in Canada, our retail chains include Winners, Marshalls and HomeSense. 

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with many growth opportunities.  We operate hundreds of stores in hundreds of cities. 

TJX’s retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post in the United States TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense in the United Kingdom and Ireland; and TK Maxx in Australia.

As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Meet Layla


Layla is an Associate Planner in our Planning & Allocation Department.  She is responsible for overseeing a set of commodities to ensure that they are is productive and priorities are met through effective supervision of day-to-day operations and creating optimal mix and flow at department level by managing unit/dollar plans to maximize store sales.


It’s easy to create a team. But what makes the team work? We believe it’s having individuals like Layla  on board. She creates momentum by inspiring colleagues to think outside the box and share ideas freely. Teamwork means striving for a work environment where each team member is valued for their individual talents and ideas.  And that’s how Layla contributes here with us.


Now, if you were to come on board as one of our Associate Planner we’d ask you to do the following:


Duties and Responsibilities:


40% Planning and Analysis

  • Partners with Merchandise Managers, Buyers, Department Plannin Manager, counterparts, and peers to review business, identify voids and opportunities, and maintain differentiation.
  • Identifies and recognizes business opportunities 3-6 months out (I.e. initiative analysis) through market availability and  trends analysis of sales
  • Leverages business tools and reports to drive the business
  • Ladder plan trending, analysis and maintenance (i.e. Average retail updates and escalation; Matrix and class/category maintenance; OLP maintenance)
  • Creates in-season and pre-season plans partnering with Planning Manager, Assistant Vice President, Merchandise Manager, Buying team, and counterparts
  • Utilizes key reports to identify and review store level opportunities and risks; Maintains capacity/volume bands


30% Strategy Execution

  • Oversee shipping strategy (i.e. Flow plans; Events; Store communications) to support Merchant vision
  • Monitor shipping strategy components and assess execution to ensure Right Product, Right Store, Right Time
  • New stores/Reno set-up – verification of floor plans, tracking and escalating flow concerns of all new stores prior to opening.


30% Talent Development

  • Train, coach, support, develop analyst(s); Providing effective and timely feedback;  Provides input for performance reviews and succession / talent calibration
  • Acts as effective role model for all Analysts regarding Core Company values; fosters sharing of ideas from all levels.
  • Assesses the training and development needs of each associate and partners with PM on Analyst’s development

Performs special projects as assigned

Sounds rather challenging and exciting, right? Let’s hope so, because if it sounds easy or boring, there’s a good chance this job isn’t for you. But if it does sound right for you, here’s why we know you’ll be able to handle those challenges. 

You have:

  • College business diploma or University degree or equivalent experience (2+ years).
  • Solid understanding of business tools and reports.
  • Able to utilize critical thinking skills from data and analysis.
  • Understands of off-price business model and retail landscape.
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative business relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills, quickly identifies issues and concerns and execute solutions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong self-management skills.
  • Situational leadership skills.



Success is our favorite outfit! As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger and be part of our future. Apply now.

Here at TJX Canada we are an equal opportunity employer committed to the inclusion and accommodation of all individuals. For additional assistance please email

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