Date Posted : 2/28/13
Job Id: 13-0453
Title: Buyer - Childrens
Location: New York, NY
Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions -- Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls) in Canada; and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense) in Europe. With over $23 billion in revenues in 2011, more than 2,900 stores, and approximately 168,000 Associates, success is always in style at TJX. We at TJX understand that both our customers and the talent pool from which our Associates come are increasingly diverse. Our core values of respect, integrity and fairness are inherent in the relationships we build with each other, our vendors and our customers. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates and customers to create both a diversified mix of talent within TJX and a diversified mix of merchandise within our stores. We consider the unique views and opinions of our Associates to be key to our growth and success in the future.
What makes our Buyers Unique?
Our merchants are in the market every week fostering vendor relationships and buying exciting merchandise that represents an incredible value to our customer.
TJX is not tied to a corporate controlled matrix; we expect and encourage our Buyers to source new vendors and resources to bring in desired goods.
Our Buyers have a high level of autonomy; they have the ability to negotiate and make on-the-spot decisions while in the market place.
We provide an environment where our Buyers can be creative, free thinkers and encourage risk taking.
Opportunistically purchase quality, brand name goods.
Analyze history and current business in order to strategically forecast future opportunities.
As part of the merchandising team you will work closely with other Buyers, and Management, to meet Company goals and objectives.
Maintain knowledge of market conditions regarding price, resources and fashion as they relate to trends and key items, and react accordingly to impact sales.
Negotiate and make decisions to buy, while in the market place.
Travel as required
Must have a minimum of four years of merchandise buying experience in a fast paced environment.
Prior experience as a Buyer in a large, multi-unit retail environment.
Must have a proven history of succesfully driving sales results.
Must have strong analytical, financial, strategic and planning skills.
Must have a proven record of strong negotiating skills, with examples to substantiate.
Must be a go-getter, with a "can-do attitude" and a true excitement for the business.
Creative, entrepreneurial minded, with a strong comfort level with taking measurable risks.
Strong team playing, clear communication, and relationship building skills are very important in order to be successful in our business.
What's In It For You?
At the TJX Companies, Inc., conveniently located directly off both the Mass Pike and Route 9, you'll not only enjoy the security of working for a stable and profitable industry leader, but you'll also enjoy the benefits that go along with it, such as: Medical/Dental/Life insurance, a Dependent Care Spending Account, Associate Discounts and a Savings/Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan.
TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
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