Summary of the job roleVariety 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. Explore career opportunities at 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 2016, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme – Italian Speaking Open to discovering a new way? Find out why no two days are the same when you buy and sell all our great products out in the market. Who is TJX Europe? You might not have heard of TJX Europe, We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. We’ve an annual global turnover of over $35bn and our business just keeps on growing. Merchandising and Buying are the areas that make our business unique, and so they’re vital to our future success. 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. Discover more at 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.