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Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme (German speaking) 2019

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Date: 26-Jul-2019

Location: Watford, Greater London, GB

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 in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as and in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $35 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!


Thank you for your interest in TJX Europe and your application to our Merchandising & Buying Graduate Programme.


Due to an overwhelming volume of amazing applications so far, we have now filled all spaces on our Merchandising & Buying Graduate programme for 2019


Our advert will remain open until the end of December 2019 for applications to join our programme in February 2020, July 2020 or September 2020.  If you are interested in joining us at TJX Europe on these forthcoming intakes, please do continue to submit your application for us to review. If successful we will then contact you as soon as we are running further Assessment Centres.


If circumstances change and spaces do become available for our 2019 intake, we will be in contact to let you know


Many thanks again for your continued interest in TJX Europe


Many thanks again for your continued interest in TJX Europe


Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme – German Speaking


Open to discovering a new way?

Hone your entrepreneurial spirit and become the instrumental force behind buying and selling all of our great products out in the market.


Who is TJX Europe?

You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably seen one of our 120 TK Maxx stores across Germany. We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. We’ve an annual global turnover of over $35bn
* and our business just keeps on growing.

Merchandising and Buying are the areas that make our business unique, and so they’re vital to our future success.


Responsibility from the start

As a graduate your journey will begin at our European head office in Watford, UK in the Merchandising team, where you’ll learn about our business fully and begin to drive results in an entrepreneurial way from day one.

This will begin with a comprehensive induction and training plan, including both classroom and practical workshops for you to understand how fundamental the partnership between Merchandising and Buying is in delivering value to our customers online and in store.

Your development within Merchandising will be varied and often self-driven. By having all conversations at eye-level, we’ll help your entrepreneurial spirit flourish and help you to develop the knowledge, skills and relationships essential for you to reach your goal and make decisions that contribute to profitable sales. You will do all of this with the support of a large network; including your manager, mentors and buddy.

We also offer relocation support to help you make the exciting move from Germany to the UK; we’ll be by your side throughout and provide help at all times, in order to make your move as smooth as possible.


Where can my career go?

We are an ambitious business where your entrepreneurial spirit will thrive. We nurture and develop our people, we see everyone at eye-level and will support your personal development to gain the right leadership skills You are encouraged and empowered to make decisions from the outset and learn quickly in our fast-paced environment. Your development will be self-driven and fully supported along the way. We believe that by acquiring the skills needed in these early roles, you’ll be set up to be a great Merchandiser or Buyer in the future. At TJX it’s important to us that you gain a broad experience of the business, work in a number of different product areas, and build strong relationships to enable you to learn what we do, and how we do it, so you really know our business.


The skills you’ll need

  • A degree in any discipline
  • Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
  • Business level German/Italian and English skills
  • Able to build strong and trusting relationships
  • Ability to think outside the box and take risks
  • Comfortable admitting your mistakes and learning from them
  • Great communication skills
  • Sharp commercial thinking and analytical skills
  • Flexibility and able to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly


Alongside the requirements listed above, we’re keen to hear from people like you who speak European languages, or who’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe. However, as our business language is English you’ll need to speak and write English fluently as well.


Discover more at and apply for our 2019 intake.

*Fiscal year ending January 30, 2018




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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