TJX Canada is currently recruiting students and new grads to join their team! Read more to see if you’re the right fit!
Who is TJX Canada?
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions worldwide. With more than 3,300 stores in 7 countries, 3 e-commerce site, and approximately 198,000 associates, they are ranked No. 103 in the 2015 Fortune 500 listings generating $29.1 billion in revenues in 2014. They operate T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Winners, HomeSense in the U.S. and Canada, and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Austria.
Why start a retail career with TJX?
Most students and grads have worked in retail at some point in their careers. TJX Canada recognizes customer service, organizational skills, and sales skills as an asset when applying to retail industry. If you possess knowledge about how retail works from a customer-service perspective, you already have one foot in the door at TJX Canada!
TJX Canada offers students and graduates placement programs to give them the opportunity to understand and explore the company and the business as a whole.
Student internships are a great way to teach them how merchandises flow to stores and how the company works as a whole. They do editorials with fashion photoshoots and hiring manager/student interviews. They even have the opportunity to have breakfast with the president of the company!
Two popular grad positions are the Allocations Analyst and the Merchandise Assistant roles. Allocation Analysts are responsible for working with the buying and planning teams to create shipping strategies so that the product is at the right place at the right time for the customer. Merchandise Assistants have the opportunity to act as the right hand to the buyer, working with vendors and samples and communicating with distribution centres.
Protips! Natasha Reichen, Campus Talent Acquisition Manager, let us know how to build a successful career at TJX:
- Build relationships – TJX Canada’s culture is built heavily around making connections with others, whether it’s your client or your co-worker
- Develop a passion for retail – if you’re going to work in the business, you should know all about it, and enjoy it!
- Have great communication skills – If you identify as a problem solver or a leader, then TJX Canada is the place for you
- Company values
TJX Canada values mutual respect, diversity, and open communication. Their staffs are committed to ensure that these elements are consistently reflected with every candidate!
- Opportunities to learn
TJX offers multiple training programs to train their employees to learn. Their Retail Management Graduate Program and Accelerated Development Program has been extremely beneficial for students and graduates as they work side by side with a manager and receive constructive feedback so they will be better prepared for their role with the company.
Protips! Adriana Verreet, Regional Talent Acquisition Manager, has listed some things they look for as a recruiter.
- How do you cope with stressful situation? It’s critical that candidates are able to handle stress in possible and constructive manner.
- How do you resolve conflict? This is especially important in roles where the individual is dealing with customers or clients
- Are you able to take and provide feedback? Since this is a huge part of TJX Canada’s culture, it’s important the candidate is able to produce positive results out of constructive feedback.
- Achieve career growth
Retail isn’t all about folding t-shirts and being on cash, there is a lot of room for growth and exploration. Adriana says that it is possible for ambitious young professionals to advance quickly or even explore different fields of the organization. TJX offers a variety of departments ranging from HR, Logistics, Health and Safety, and more!
- Amazing Workplaces
TJX Canada’s New Home Office is the perfect environment for you to not only develop new skills and achieve career growth, but also immerse yourself in a new company culture.
TJX staff understands that as a young profession, sometimes you may feel out of place in a new career. They are committed to helping students and graduates make their transition successfully into the working world. Their office is equipped with breakout rooms, lounges, and a full recreational area that is operated by professional staff seven days a week! Can this get any better?
TJX Canada’s home office also includes a “Marché-style” cafeteria, where employees have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of meals featuring local, organic, and fair-trade ingredients.
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