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TJX Companies, FT-Corporate Merchandise Training Program, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7483

Fri, October 4, 2013

Full - Time – Corporate Merchandise Training Program

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions -- Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price, Internet retailer of apparel and home fashions, bringing it into our family of businesses. With nearly $26 billion in revenues in 2012, more than 3,000 stores, and approximately 179,000 Associates, success is always in style at TJX. We at TJX understand that both our customers and the talent pool from which our Associates come are increasingly diverse. Our core values of respect, integrity and fairness are inherent in the relationships we build with each other, our vendors and our customers. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates and customers to create both a diversified mix of talent within TJX and a diversified mix of merchandise within our stores. We consider the unique views and opinions of our Associates to be key to our growth and success in the future.

Our program offers long-term opportunities in Planning, Buying, and Executive Management. The program is based out of our Corporate Office where our associates experience tremendous career growth, and many take advantage of TJX’s growing domestic and global opportunities to work in our New York or Los Angeles buying offices, as well as our UK or Germany offices. TJX’s Merchandising Program is one of the best and most respected programs in the retail industry. It is a defined career path and teaches you how to run the business from behind the scenes and is the perfect fit for someone who wants to be a key business driver, make impactful decisions and see the results of everything you do.

The program starts with 8 weeks of training to prepare you to be an Allocation Analyst. You will learn how to analyze the numbers and reports while evaluating inventory levels, identify trends, and make decisions on where merchandise should be allocated. You will use your entrepreneurial, strategic, and problem solving skills as you think creatively to further drive your assigned business. As your career continues, you will pursue a career in either Planning or Buying.

Our Buyers are entrepreneurial and empowered to make the ultimate decisions on merchandise sold in our stores. They are global shoppers traveling to over 60 countries to build relationships and negotiate with more than 16,000 Vendors. They are intelligent risk-takers that are responsible for millions in revenue, and perform ongoing analysis to drive sales. As you further develop your skills, you will have a tremendous opportunity for growth into Executive Management.

Our present and past CEO’s have all been Buyers, so whether you are interested in Planning, Buying, or Executive Management, TJX’s Corporate Merchandise Training Program will give you what you need to be successful.

TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

There is a complete outline of the merchandising career path, FAQ’s, and more, online at

1. Submit your resume through OCR

2. Apply online using the following link:

*Please set the visibility of your profile to "Any company recruiter worldwide".

3. Complete our online assessment which will take approximately 35 minutes
This assessment is on the last page of the application or you could use the following link:
o Select the Corporate Merchandise Training Program

You MUST complete all of the above steps to be considered for the Corporate Merchandise Training Program.

To apply, see BTT Gateway Job ID 7483. Application deadline is 10/4/2013.

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