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Merchandising Internship Program

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The TJX Companies, Inc.

Merchandising Internship Program
Framingham, MA Internship Paid

Description

Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? Then try TJX on for size. You’ll join a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. At TJX, we are proud that, for 40 years, we have been providing amazing value to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. We believe our Associates bring our business to life, and we aim to support them by making TJX a terrific place to work. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates, and believe that the diverse skills, experiences and background that they bring into the organization will help us continue to succeed.

Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as Homesense and tkmaxx.com in the U.K.; and TK Maxx in Australia. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

We see ourselves as a global, off-price, value retailer and our mission is to deliver great value to our customers. In our 40-year history, we have delivered steady sales and earnings growth and some of the highest returns on investment we have seen in retail. We believe that we operate one of the most flexible business models in the world and that year after year, our great flexibility has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments. Furthermore, 2017 marked our 22nd consecutive year of comparable store sales increases.

We are proud of everything we’ve achieved as a business but we are even more excited about the future and what it could mean for your career. If you want to become a business leader within Retail Merchandising and Buying, this is the program where your adventure begins.

What’s in it for you?

Our Merchandising Internship opportunities exist in our Corporate Home Office in Framingham, MA, as well as our New York and Los Angeles Buying Offices. Over the course of this 12 week paid summer internship, you will learn, gain valuable experience and ultimately decide if a career in Merchandising at TJX is right for you. From day one, our Interns experience on-the-job and classroom training that will help them understand how our business works and how Merchandising impacts the bottom line. Throughout the internship, there are many opportunities to network and interact with all levels of management and participate in informative workshops, projects and team-building events.

As an Intern, you will be assigned to a specific category of business within Planning & Allocation or Buying. Placement is based on business needs.

In a business where you never experience the same day twice, here is a sampling of how we’ll challenge you to think creatively and drive for results:

  • Analyze sales reports and make recommendations in the business
  • Create allocation strategies for our stores
  • Accompany Buyers on local or onsite vendor visits
  • Visit stores to analyze our product mix as well as our competitors
  • Resolve merchandise issues with our Distribution Centers, Buyers, and Vendors
  • Work with other Interns to complete a project within your business and present to upper management

Where could it take you?

This is a well-respected and highly sought after Internship, so our selection process is very competitive. Based on your performance, you may have the opportunity to be recommended for a second internship or to join our Merchandising Development Program upon graduation.

Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

This Internship is designed to give a head start to our future business leaders. Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Sophomores and Juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • A strong ability to work with numbers, analyze data and think critically
  • A genuine interest in retail, product and following trends
  • Students with an entrepreneurial spirit that want to drive for results
  • Excellent communicators who work well in teams
  • Students with proven leadership abilities and strong work ethic
  • Problem solvers that can think creatively
  • Self-starters who can multi-task in a fast paced environment

What's In It For You?

TJX has campuses conveniently located off the Mass Pike and Route 495. With us, you'll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package.

TJX considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. TJX also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

About Us

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. In the US, they operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com. TJX offesr challenging assignments and support for career growth so that Associates join TJX for a job and stay to build a career.

Fun Fact

We have over 1000 Buyers in our Merchandising organization! The majority have come through our entry-level Merchandising Development Program and have followed the career path to Buyer.
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