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Product Development Placement (2019)

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Date: 28-Dec-2018

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.

Welcome to 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 2018, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 4000 shops and 249,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Product Development European Placement Programme

Open to discover new ideas?

Become essential to ensuring our billion-dollar business stays on top of market trends.

Who is TJX Europe?

You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense. We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. Last year, our annual revenue was over $35 billion
*. But we don’t want to stop there. We’re confident that we can continue to grow.

Product development is vital to achieving this goal, as it helps make sure that we stay on top of market trends.

Our Product Development Placement Programme

You’ll gain exposure to all areas of Product Development including Product Design, Buying, Garment Technology and Private Labels. You’ll gain a unique insight into how we buy at all levels of the market, for fashion, trend, colour direction and value, from all kinds of vendors from big names, designer labels and top brands to up-and-coming labels.

The only thing that’ll match the pace of your role and development will be the pace of our business. You’ll be responsible for delivering key insights to our Product Development business as well as the relevant buying teams, playing an integral part in how we deliver the right combination of brand, fashion, price and quality to our customers.

The experience you’ll gain

Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable journey. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. A 12-month Product Development placement with TJX Europe is where it can all begin.

 

Wherever your placement takes you, you’ll get lots of training, both on and off the job. So you can expect plenty of practical opportunities to put your new abilities to the test and see the difference you can make.

The skills you’ll need

            Studying for a degree related to fashion/textiles/garment technology, design and/or development, or be able to demonstrate that you have gained a deep understanding of these areas through your experience

 

            A knowledge of fashion and apparel trends and a developed sense of clothing, textile or garment design and construction

            The ability to think both creatively and commercially

            A strong sense of curiosity and self-initiative

            The resilience to thrive in an environment where you’ll manage multiple priorities at once

            Experience of CAD-based packages including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign would also be beneficial

 

Alongside the requirements listed above, if you have European language skills – particularly German or Polish – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in Europe, outside of the UK, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.

Discover more at www.earlycareers.tjxeurope.com 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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