Associate Buyer I
In this role, you will be introduced to buying and gain experience analysing and identifying business trends. You will learn about off-price buying through training and interaction with experienced buyers. Your responsibilities will include vendor communication, writing purchase orders, store visits to critique merchandise mix and various projects. In time, an Associate Buyer I will travel with Buyers into the market to observe negotiations and relationship building.
Associate Buyer Level II
As an Associate Buyer II you will consistently travel within your own department and with other experienced Buyers. You will begin to utilise negotiation skills and make independent decisions for your assigned classifications. You will analyse your business to strategically drive sales for current and future needs. Through store visits and competitive shopping, your knowledge of brands, price points and seasonality of merchandise will increase. An Associate Buyer II builds relationships with vendors through frequent communication enabling them to take advantage of opportunistic buys within the market.
Buyers are entrepreneurial and empowered to make the ultimate decision on merchandise for our stores. They are global shoppers travelling to over 90 countries building relationships with over 9000 vendors. Buyers travel to market almost weekly allowing them to buy closer to need and be smarter about trends. They are responsible for millions of pounds/euros in revenue and perform ongoing analysis to develop merchandise strategies to drive sales. Buyers continually shop stores to critique the merchandise mix and identify key opportunities to deliver exciting value. Their ultimate responsibilities are to provide famous name brands, quality and fashion at the best prices for our customers.
AVP, Buying Managers manage and lead a team of up to eight Buyers. They are responsible for increasing revenue and providing training and career development for their Buyers. They collaborate with Merchandising to develop strategic business and financial plans. AVP, Buying Managers create and maintain a market presence by supporting buyer/vendor relationships to maximise negotiations. They balance inventory levels through timely markdowns and continually shop stores and competition to critique the mix and assess value. AVP, BuyingBuying Managers execute sales and profit objectives within their division, as well as company goals.
In this executive role, VP, Buying Directors oversee the buying and merchandising of a larger business. They partner with other Senior Management to set short and long-term business objectives. VP, Buying Directors work closely with Merchandising to create financial plans, implement margins, and set sales goals. They travel to both foreign and domestic markets to develop Buyers and enhance vendor relationships. VP, Buying Directors play a critical role in conceptualising both current and future growth opportunities for the TJX Companies, Inc.
Buying Offices are based in Paris, Copenhagen, Florence, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Watford, Warsaw, Düsseldorf, Los Angeles, New York