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Merchandising & Buying Graduate – German

  • Location: Nationwide
11/09/2019 TJX Europe Watford

Merchandising & Buying Graduate – German

  • Sector: graduate opportunities, retail buying merchandising
  • Location: Nationwide
Merchandising & Buying Graduate – German
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What does it take to keep our shelves full of exciting items our customers just can’t resist?

Our Merchandising and Buying teams work together to deliver multichannel (ecommerce and store) strategies that excite our customers every day. Merchandising drives business through our unique entrepreneurial approach to planning and trading. Our Buying teams are always in the market looking for the next hottest deal and making the most of opportunities. The working partnership between the two is crucial and leads to a dynamic and flexible outcome, delivering exceptional value to our customers wherever they shop.

On our Graduate Programme, you will start out in Merchandising as an Allocation Analyst with plenty of exposure to Buying. As you hone your skills and progress your career, you’ll work with your line manager to find the right path for you which could be in Merchandising, Buying or other areas of the business.  Even if Buying is your ultimate goal, we believe that starting out in Merchandising makes you a better Buyer in the future.  A majority of people move to Buying from Merchandiser level, however, we are flexible and in some cases this could happen earlier in your career, you move at your own pace.  Whichever path is right for you, you’ll be en route to an exciting career. As we are a truly European business, we are also looking for students with language skills who could potentially work outside of the UK in one of our European Buying Offices.

How is Merchandising and Buying different at TJX?

Our off-price business model means that things move faster than at other retailers. So you need to be agile and ready for whatever challenges come your way and be able to balance your creative thinking with a sharp commercial focus. We deal with vendors around the world and trade in multiple countries across Europe, so you can expect a European outlook. You don’t need experience with products in fashion or retail. What you do need, however, is curiosity and real passion for what we do if you’re going to deliver the gems that our customers love.

Working in Merchandising, you’ll have a real variety of work from creative planning and financials to analysis and trading.  Our teams anticipate consumer buying patterns and product trends, make commercial decisions and plan and ship the merchandise to our different counties, channels and stores across Europe. Partnering with Buyers means reviewing products, visiting European stores, and ultimately ensuring that the right goods are in the right stores (and in the right quantities) at exactly the right time. Our business has stores across six countries in Europe with different customer bases, and that breadth makes Merchandising at TJX Europe really exciting.

Our Buying teams are ultimately responsible for the products we sell. But while most retail Buyers only go out a few times a year, ours are always out searching for amazing brands. As a Buyer at TJX Europe, you’re empowered to negotiate and make decisions on the spot. This means you can stay very close to the business and be more flexible – as well as negotiate some fantastic deals. The relationships that our Buyers build with vendors are crucial to the business’ success.

Whichever side of the business your career takes you, you’ll be an entrepreneur, have responsibility and make a big impact. We don’t just offer a Graduate programme – we offer a really exciting career path for a long-term future.

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