Merchandising Summer Internship Program - Framingham, MA (Corporate - Buying & Planning/Allocation)
To be fully considered for this role, you MUST apply on the TJX website - APPLY HERE!
This internship program is located in Framingham, MA.
TJX is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer worldwide, and Merchandising is the heart of our business! In fact, no other team impacts our bottom line more. We believe that we operate one of the most flexible business models in the world and it’s that flexibility that has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments year after year.
If you are interested in a career in Retail Merchandising, this is the program for you. Are you looking to Discover Different?
Merchandising Basics: Two Divisions One Goal.
Merchandising is comprised of two divisions, Buying and Planning & Allocation. They work together to drive sales and profit for TJX. Our Buyers are global travelers, sourcing from a universe of over 22,000 vendors and more than 100 countries to deliver outstanding merchandise at exciting value to our customers every day.
From our inclusive culture to our post-grad Merchandising Career Path, TJX is the perfect choice for anyone looking to work hard—and have fun doing it! Our diverse team, with a wide array of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences makes our mission come to life.
The Opportunity: Never the Same Day Twice.
Our Merchandising Internship opportunities exist in our Corporate Home Office in Framingham, MA, as well as our New York and Los Angeles Buying Offices. Our approach to Merchandising is unlike any other retailer. From day one and throughout the entire, paid summer internship, you’ll experience classroom and on-the-job training that will help you understand how our business works and how Merchandising impacts the bottom line.
Throughout the internship, there are many opportunities to Discover Different—by networking and interacting with all levels of management and participating in educational 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 determined 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
/ Build allocation strategies for our stores
/ Accompany Buyers on local or on-site 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
Who We Are Looking For: It Just Might Be You.
This program is for self-starters who have a strong foundation of strategic and analytical thinking and are eager to put them to use in the world of business. Specifically, we are looking for current Sophomore or Junior status students with:
/ Strong ability to work with numbers, analyze data, and think critically
/ Proficiency within Microsoft Office programs, high emphasis on Excel
/ Genuine interest in retail, product, and in following trends
/ Entrepreneurial spirit
/ Excellent communicators who work well in teams
/ Proven leadership abilities and a strong work ethic
/ Creative problem solvers
/ Available for the full duration of the internship program during the summer of 2022.
/ Reliable transportation is required as TJX is not easily accessible to public transportation. A variable work schedule is part of the role based on the needs of the business. You may need to travel to area stores or work hours that do not coincide with the public transportation schedule.
/ In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in
The United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
What to Expect From Our Interview Process:
/ Learn more about TJX by attending virtual recruiting events. Click here to register for an upcoming session
/ Virtual one-way interview (HireVue)
/ Virtual case study
/ Virtual behavioral interviews
/ Potential offer to join TJX and a welcome to the TJX Family!
Post Internship: We’ve Got Big Plans For You.
High performing Merchandising Interns may be offered one of multiple opportunities upon successful completion of their internship experience:
/ Return for a second summer internship for Summer 2023 in Merchandising (Planning & Allocation or Buying)
/ If graduating, join the first role of our Merchandising Career Path as an Allocation Analyst, which is world-class in the industry for cultivating world class buyers and future business leaders.
TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.