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Planning Manager

Requisition:  1850405
Brand:  TJX Canada

Mississauga, ON, CA

Employment Type:  Full-Time
Employment Status:  Regular
Functional Area:  Planning and Allocation



Rohan discovered INNOVATION working at TJX


When it comes to Rohan's career at TJX Canada, no two days are the same. Trying new things is fundamental to getting results and it's important for our Associates to be in an environment where they are trusted and encouraged to have an innovative approach.


What you’ll discover

Eligible Associates can look forward to:


  • State-of-the-art amenities at our eco-friendly Home Office. Take a tour HERE!
  • One-of-a-kind, inclusive culture
  • Health benefits that take effect your first day
  • Management Incentive and Stock Plans
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dedicated training and on-the-job resources to enhance your development
  • Three weeks' vacation with the option to buy an additional week through our Vacation Trade Program
  • Merchandise discount for yourself and eligible family members at all TJX Canada stores
  • Associate and Family Assistance Program to support healthy living


What you’ll do

It’s safe to say, there’s no shortage of variety in what we do. Here are some key accountabilities of the role:


  • Accountable for building department/category business plans 6+ months out to support global merchandise strategy to support sales and profit objectives of the business. Oversees the development of specific business plans, including execution, reporting, monitoring and budget management
  • Plans department needs by creating pre-season department dollar and unit plans and managing business in-season to fund sales and trade inventory
  • Proactively probes team to continuously analyze off-price metrics and provide recommendations to business partners
  • Directs team to ensure optimal outbound inventory flow and freshness that support the business plan; identifying and escalating sales risks due to flow challenges; Influence optimal Inbound flow with merchants and business partners
  • Leads pre-strategy discussion and preparation with business partners and supporting Planning team in proactively prepping and actively contributing to strategy discussions.  Follows up to ensure time and action is executed and closes the loop with business partners
  • Collaborates with sister banners to share trends, knowledge, risks, opportunities and differentiation plans
  • Collaborates with Merchants to assess and influence the viability of new business tests/ seeds and/or key drivers presenting results and recommendations to senior management and business partners
  • Provides leadership, continuous feedback and motivates teams through formal/informal recognition,
  • Coaches and trains Planning team and is a resource to answer questions and discuss best practices
  • Sets goals, expectations, reviews performance and provides feedback to team
  • Creates succession plans to meet future needs of the organization to ensure each team member has a development plan that supports their growth and career aspirations
  • Responsible for organizing and overseeing Planning team, providing direction and guidance to Associates on department activities
  • Visits stores and competition to evaluate and critique product mix for brands, fashion, quality, and price, sharing findings and developing recommendations to implement with merchant team and other business partners
  • Collaborates with partners to identify inventory opportunities or risks; includes reviewing store department performance and inventory levels with Store Planning
  • Oversees specific store events and execution
  • Ensuring that the team executes department inventory plans and for new store openings
  • Collaborates with Distribution teams on department related matters
  • Participates on annual and special projects/ committees as needed


What you’ll need

To begin your career with us, we require the following:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Retail or Business Management preferred or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Retail Planning & Allocation preferred
  • Solid understanding of financial planning, business tools and reports to make business recommendations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to provide solutions; ability to leverage prior experience and adapt quickly to the changing work environment to make effective decisions, revise business strategies to support the vision of the organization
  • Knowledge of the global retail landscape and market trends to develop future strategies and capture market share
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence business partners, to help prioritize activities and resources to meet the organization needs, build rapport and credibility to be a trusted advisor. Interpersonal communication skills with persuasive influencing skills to build cross-functional relationships and effectively lead a department; effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrates management skills including organizational, negotiating, listening, conflict management and information gathering skills. Demonstrated solid people management skills including coaching, providing advice and guidance to Associates in the resolution of problems
  • Good people management skills including coaching, providing advice and guidance to associates in the resolution of problems; evaluating performance and providing feedback to team members
  • Strong problem solving skills including analysis of information (i.e. requirements; description of problems); provide solutions with cost implications to effectively resolve issues and execute strategic solutions
  • Knowledge of the global retail landscape and market trends to develop future strategies and capture market share
  • Solid project management skills including structured project methodology (i.e. determining needs, researching existing programs, etc.); preparing and maintaining detailed development plans for projects; determining project specifications; understanding and applying principles of project control to launch and manage new initiatives and innovations. Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook



Posting details


  • Internal TJX Associates: please review this opportunity with your direct supervisor or manager prior to submitting an application. In order to be considered, please attach your completed Internal Candidate Endorsement Form to your application.


Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself. By becoming a member of our TJX Canada family, you’ll have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people across our Distributions Centres, Retail Stores (Winners, HomeSense, Marshalls) and our Office locations. Are you ready to Discover Different? Here at TJX Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to the inclusion and accommodation of all individuals. For additional assistance please email

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