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Logistics Specialist - Inbound

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Date: 31-Aug-2021

Location: Watford, Greater London, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Discovery is at the centre of everything we do. Wherever you find us around the world, if you can think of a product, you can probably find it in our stores. We are part of the TJX Family which includes TK Maxx, and Homesense in Europe and the UK and across the rest of the world you will find us as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Winners.With variety comes plenty of surprises—our environment is ever-changing, and that’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself. Are you ready to Discover Different?


We are looking to hire an Inbound Logistics Specialist to ensure the processes and controls around  EU import operations are conducted in a controlled environment and capable of meeting Business requirements. You will have the experience to deliver excellent customer service by effectively utilising relationships with Freight Forwarders, BVS, DP&A and Allocations thus ensuring all activities operate effectively and efficiently.


Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the timely and cost efficient FLOW of all merchandise collections from vendors in UK/Europe to TJX’s Processing Centres in UK, Germany and Poland, utilising our nominated Freight Forwarders.
  • Being a central point of contact for moderating interaction between BVS, Forwarders, Allocations, Outbound and PCs – escalating to the EU Inbound Ops Manager where appropriate 
  • Take a leading role for Inbound Logistics in cross-functional cost saving & process improvement initiatives (partnering with Loss Prevention, Buyer Vendor Support, PCs, Outbound Logistics, Finance)
  • Support building the annual Freight & Outside Storage Budgets, working with Forwarders and TJX Distribution Finance
  • To monitor the performance of the European supply chain against a clear set of SLAs, recommending performance improvements and driving action plans with Forwarders & internal functions to achieve these.
  • Ensuring that all freight is moving without undue problems in areas relating to logistics and documentation control.
  • Leading the discussion on EU Inbound financial/operational performance with the respective Freight Forwarders in our monthly period reviews.
  • Support the EU Inbound Ops Manager by providing input / ad hoc analysis on commercial and operational questions as required.
  • Travel as required to European Countries. 


Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience working in a dynamic Logistics and/or Supply Chain environment, with exposure to operational and financial performance management
  • Enjoys business partnering both internal and externally, driving for results by utilising strong relationships with freight forwarders and our Processing Centres
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Ambitious, driven and passionate about delivering the best possible outcome for the business
  • Experience in implementing cross functional processes and procedures.
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Proficient computer literacy and knowledge of software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

Come and Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding the greatest deals and fantastic style. Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.


We care about our culture, but we also prioritise the important things like competitive salaries, solid benefits and plenty of room to grow in your role. It’s our way of empowering you to make your career here.
We consider all applicants for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation. 


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