JOB TITLE: Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme

LOCATION: Watford

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year

HOURS: Full Time

SALARY: £18,000

WEBSITE: http://www.earlycareers.tjxeurope.com/

JOB DESCRIPTION: Merchandising & Buying Placement Programme 2017

The talented people in our Merchandising & Buying teams hold the keys to the success of our unique off-price concept. On this exciting 12-month placement, you’ll discover how we source, plan and buy every day of the year, based not on a fixed plan but on responding to an ever-changing market. What’s more, you’ll play an active part in making it all happen.

Your experience starts with a comprehensive induction that combines classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. With the support of your mentor and buddy, you’ll develop the people skills and technical know-how of the professionals. Then it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll start in Merchandising, analysing sales patterns, anticipating product trends and learning to spot opportunities. Then you’ll shadow an experienced Buyer. By the end of the year, you’ll take away unforgettable experiences – and be ready for an amazing career. If you really impress, you might even land a place on our European Graduate Scheme.

You don’t need to be studying for a particular degree, although strong numerical and analytical skills are crucial. What we’re looking for is the ability to think creatively and strategically. You’ll also thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly and everyone works together to make the incredible possible. If you have European language skills, even better. In a cross-border business like ours, additional languages or experience of living and working in Europe are great to have.

DEADLINE: 1/9/2017

HOW TO APPLY: You will need to upload your CV and answer some application questions. If successful, we will invite you to complete some online tests and a one-way video interview. The final stage is to attend an assessment centre in our head office.