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Acquisition Manager - Early Careers

Entry-level at TJX Europe

Acquisition Manager - Early Careers

Entry-level at TJX Europe

  • LocationWatford, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as and in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Job Summary

Deliver a diverse pipeline of talented future leaders for our Merchandising & Buying Graduate & Placement Programmes, contributing to improved internal succession rates and ultimately supporting the business growth across Europe.

The key areas of activity will focus on managing campus events and partnerships, screening and shortlist candidates as well as attending all Merchandising and Buying assessment centres across Europe to make hiring decisions. Analysing external influences and internal trends to flex our hiring strategy.

Personal development will be provided

  • Talent Acquisition approaches
  • Assessment qualification
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • General Talent Management
Key ResponsibilitiesCampus Activity
  • Target and manage relationships with our partner institutions and support the applications of their students through the process.
  • Engage with campus students about TJX and the Merchandising & Buying Programmes, providing an overview of what Merchandising & Buying at TJX Europe is to build excitement and awareness.
  • Attend careers fairs giving information on TJX Merchandising & Buying and our Programmes as well as encouraging students to apply for the relevant programme.
  • Manage and drive partner events to grow brand awareness for TJX, both company awareness and career skill sessions
  • Continuously review opportunities for new relationship in line with our European ambition to ensure we are targeting the most appropriate Universities.

Candidate Selection

  • Through TMS and Hirevue, review video interviews and short list candidates for assessment centres.
  • Attend assessment centres to assess candidates and make hiring decisions based on the needs of the Merchandising and Buying functions.
  • Continually improve and develop assessment methods and tools to ensure the needs of Merchandising and Buying are closely reflected.
  • Provide outcomes (including initial offer) and feedback to candidates after the assessment centres.
  • Run assessor training, if required, for additional resource from the line
Programme strategy and Celebration
  • Act as part of working group to manage placement programme and level of support from the business
  • Design and manage programme approach to media, relationships and attraction based on internal needs and external trends
  • Understand performance and leaver rates and talent needs by Buying Office, identify trends and market conditions to flex intakes and meet M&B resourcing numbers

What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now.

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Job location

50 Clarendon Rd, Watford, UK