Watford, Düsseldorf & Warsaw
With our European operation expanding so rapidly, many of our people are working closer to where the retail operations which they support are based.
We currently have three main offices where you'll find most of the support functions for our trading divisions such as Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and so on.
Our Head Office for the UK and Ireland is based in Watford, Hertfordshire and is home to over 700 Associates. Covering all the disciplines needed to make our business tick, it is the hub of our UK & Irish operation. Being within striking distance of several major motorways and only 20 minutes from central London and Heathrow also means we're easily accessible.
Having operated a Buying office in Düsseldorf, Germany for a while before we opened any stores here, it made perfect sense for us to expand and base the Head Office for our German operation in the city which is widely considered to be the fashion capital of Germany. Within walking distance of the airport and major train stations, our office is reachable for many of our associates and visitors who commute.
Warsaw is the base for associates who concentrate on supporting our Polish retail operation. Aside from the fact that it's the capital city of Poland and the ninth largest city in the EU, Warsaw has recently attracted a lot of investment and is experiencing the biggest economic boom of Poland's history. No other place could be more perfect for our expanding and exciting retail concept!
So now that you know where we are based, we'll tell you a little about the different departments that drive our business forward.
And the others?
Based in diverse locations across the globe, as well as our main offices, are our Buyers. They stay close to the sources that provide so many of our amazing products . That way we can do the deals even quicker so our customers get new product every day.
Not only that, but in 2010 TJX Europe became the proud owner of the most amazing space in the centre of Brussels: GenieX - an exciting centre for training and developing Associates. We use this fresh space as a creative hub for associates across the whole of TJX Europe to come together for functional, cross functional and pan European meetings. Having our own centre means that we can live and breathe our brands and culture, bringing them to life as we teach and share them with all associates who meet there.
GenieX is really top of the class, with conferencing facilities, IT stations and a wealth of learning and development resource. Its quirky interior makes the centre even more special and ensures that it is integral to the heart of the TJX Europe community and an incubator for new thinking and hot ideas.