Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme
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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.
From day one, we see you as an individual with your own unique set of skills. As you progress within Merchandising you’ll 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. One thing to remember, on the TJX programme, no two days are the same. We see this as a good thing, it means it never gets boring!
We also offer relocation support to help you make the exciting move from Italy 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 every day is different. We nurture and develop our people, we see the talent in everyone. We consider everyone a unique individual and not just another number. You are encouraged and empowered to make decisions from the outset and learn quickly in our organised and structured programme. You will drive your own development and be fully supported along the way. We believe that by acquiring the skills needed in these early roles, you’ll set yourself 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 set you up for success.
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 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.
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