TJX Europe Profil
At TJX, we embrace the unknown – and support each other along the way. Every day is a new adventure, a fresh chance to experience retail. We’re not afraid to stand out. Stand apart. Stand for something. Our merchandise is ever-changing and our approach is continually evolving. We’re always committed to Discover Different. Our diverse team, with a wide array of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences makes our mission come to life. And we’d love to have you be a part of it. See what Discover Different means to you today.
The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, is ranked 85 among Fortune 500 companies. At the end of 2017, the Company had over $35 billion in revenues, more than 4,000 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 249,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls (combined, Marmaxx), HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post, and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com, in the United States; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland and tkmaxx.com in the U.K. (combined, TJX International).
Our mission is to deliver great value to our customers every day. We do this by offering a rapidly changing assortment of quality, fashionable, brand name, and designer merchandise generally 20% to 60% below full-price retailers’ (including department, specialty, and major online retailers) regular prices on comparable merchandise. With our value proposition, we reach a broad range of fashion- and value-conscious customers across many income levels and demographic groups.
TJX Europe is an exciting place to work with a rapid pace, different challenges every day, and a unique culture of teamwork and collaboration. We are the leading off-price retailer of fashion and homeware worldwide. Our brands in Europe are TK Maxx and Homesense, while elsewhere in the world we have Marshalls, Winners, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post and Trade Secret. TJX introduced its unique off-price business model to the UK and Ireland in 1994. The concept turns conventional fashion and home interiors retailing on its head. Our buyers are constantly visiting and building relationships with suppliers all over the world. They have the freedom to buy any products they believe are right for our customers. As a result, every day is different, whether you work in Head Office, in Distribution or on the shop floor. The off-price business model has been very successful for us and we’re growing all the time. Currently, we have over 500 TK Maxx stores and over 40 Homesense stores in Europe, offering contemporary, high-quality fashion and homeware at up to 60% less than the recommended retail price. We have big plans to open more stores in the next few years – and that’s alongside our TK Maxx e-commerce website. Our way of operating means our people all have to be true collaborators and team players, thinking quickly, adapting to every situation and thriving on change. If you work for us, whatever job you do, every day is different, unexpected and exciting. At TJX, we’re all about collaboration. The atmosphere is informal, open and friendly. We value flexibility and adaptability. And we emphasise the importance of building working relationships and helping colleagues succeed. When you first join, you get time to develop those crucial relationships. That way, you always have someone to ask for help. Wherever you work with TJX in the UK & Ireland, you'll discover a fun, fast-paced and friendly environment. Whether you're supporting our strategies in Head Office, working front of house or behind the scenes in a store, or you're in a processing centre, you'll be playing a vital role in our success.
Head Office – Watford
Our UK & Ireland Head Office team is delighted to have recently moved into our new European HQ directly opposite Watford Junction station, just north of London. From here, the team drives the delivery of our business strategy, keeping stores exciting and relevant, supporting our associates, crunching the numbers and delivering amazing brand campaigns. Keeping our global business moving forward is exciting. Behind the scenes, our Head Offices support the delivery of our business strategy. Our Property team ensures that our stores are on point. Our Store Operations team create a great experience in our stores for our customers. Our HR team supports and develops our associates. Our Brand and Marketing team delivers amazing brand campaigns. Our Finance team crunches the numbers to support every function of the business.
Transform Technology Globally at TJX YOU’LL BE MORE THAN A PART OF OUR BUSINESS, YOU’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON IT. Our global IT organization collaborates across the U.S, Canada, Europe, and Australia - offering IT talent the unique opportunities to understand different markets and cultural dynamics, as well as work locally and remotely on IT challenges. Together, we look to set the bar higher and pioneer a path forward to enable business growth opportunities in a competitive industry. Working in a challenging, collaborative, team-based environment, you can expand your IT capabilities while gaining valuable leadership competencies. Our IT priorities can expose you to exciting technology solutions, state of the art packaged software implementations, and best-in-class methodologies. As a strategic partner, you can also gain exposure to our many business areas and bring together people, processes, and technology.
WE'RE ALWAYS ON THE HUNT FOR TOMORROW'S LEADERS At TJX Europe, we offer a number of graduate and placement programmes across Merchandising and Buying, Finance, IT and Brand and Marketing based in our Head Office in Watford. We also offer a number of apprenticeship schemes across Buying Operations, Finance, Retail, HR and Customer Service. All our programmes begin with a comprehensive induction course, which includes both classroom and practical workshops combined with on-the-job learning, designed to help you to take on responsibility from the start. However, your training and development journey doesn’t end here; at TJX we foster a continuous learning culture, and offer ongoing development and learning through structured workshops, peer-to-peer sharing, storytelling, and team-building at every level. All of our Programmes are designed to develop your skills and knowledge, while giving you the experience and exposure you’ll need to grow a rewarding career at TJX. Whether you’re looking to start your career, or you would like to develop your existing skills further, we are confident that we have a programme that’s just right for you. At TJX Europe we strive to offer all our associates the chance to shine in a fun, fast-paced, hands-on, business environment. We encourage every Associate to establish a healthy work/life balance through our flexible working hours policy and promote happiness and success through social and charitable activities. But don’t just take our word for it – we’ve been voted 1st place by our associates in The JobCrowd’s ‘Top Graduate programmes in Retail’ and ‘Top Apprenticeship programmes in Retail’ for 2021/2022, 2020/21, and 2019/2020. When we say we can offer some of the most exciting and inspiring European graduate careers available, we mean it. Come and discover how TJX Europe can work for you.
The teams working at our three processing centres in the UK & Ireland really keep our business moving. Everyone is appreciated for the important role they play in keeping our stores stocked with new product ranges. And all our people get the chance to progress their careers in different directions.