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Date: 02-Jan-2018

Location: Paris, Paris, FR

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!
 

Job Summary

To provide high quality administrative support to the Buying Manager Team

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Business Analysis
  • Assist Buying/Market Manager with business needs/tools to include reports (sales, vendor), spreadsheets and any other required data
  • Complete special projects and perform analysis as needed when requested by Buying/Market Manager
  • Coordinate and prepare all necessary information (pre and post) for both internal and external meetings to include business meetings, store/market visits, vendor meetings, appraisals, strategy meetings and presentations.
  • Attend such events as needed to make notes, summarise and follow up with outcomes of the meeting
  • Administrative support
  • Coordinate Buying/Market Manager’s weekly itineraries, diary management and travel arrangements, partner with Buying Director Secretary as needed to coordinate divisional trips and meetings
  • Maintain department calendar including trade shows, strategy meetings, walkthroughs, other business meeting, appraisals, team holidays etc.
  • Coordinate with Buying/Market Manager Administrators in other divisions to manage trade show attendance, distribute strategy and plan for the show and summarise outcome of show to distribute to all relevant parties
  • Liaise with Buyers Administrator to collate Buyers itineraries and travel plans
  • Assist and support Buying/Market Managers and Buying/Market Manager Administrators from other buying offices
  • Organise and prepare expense reports, collate and manage receipts
  • Support the Buying Manager with general administration (post, faxes, photocopying, troubleshoot technology issues etc).
  • Supporting Buying Manager with set up for new buyers – hardware, induction programme, etc.

  • Facilitate meetings – book rooms on and off-site, arrange refreshments, communicate with global team regarding details.

  • Cover phone calls when Buying Manager is out of the office

  • Process invoices on Oracle

  • Emergency situations - support the Buying community with any help needed in emergency, crisis or unexpected circumstances

  • Maintain confidentiality


Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Proven extensive administrative experience or Buyers Assistant/Administrator experience
  • PC literate with intermediate computer skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good coordination and problem solving skills
  • Effective influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a calm, positive and professional demeanour
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to form and maintain relationships with people on all levels
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing and diverse environment
  • Able to juggle a number of constantly changing priorities and multitask in a high volume and fast paced environment

  • Independent, able to work effectively without close supervision

  • Committed and reliable

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Task oriented, aware of deadlines

  • Self starter, self motivated, fast learner

  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner

  • Able to maintain confidentiality to the highest level

Desirable

  • Retail experience
  • Ability and/or interest in travel
  • Drivers License
     



What's In It For You?

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.


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