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Merchandising Career Path (Allocation Analyst - Multiple Start Dates)

Requisition:  2184289
Brand:  TJX Companies

Framingham, MA, US

Employment Type:  Full-Time
Employment Status:  Regular
Functional Area:  Merchandising/Buying

Discovery is at the heart of everything we do. Wherever you find us around the world, if you can think of a product, you can probably find it in our stores, which include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, Winners, Homesense, and TK Maxx. With variety comes plenty of happy surprises - our environment is ever-changing, and that’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself. Ready to Discover Different?

Posting Notes: 770 Cochituate Rd Framingham MA 01701 

What you’ll discover:                                                                                                            

  • Career path starting in Planning & Allocation with the possibility of transiting into Buying
  • Best in class onboarding and training program for your first 4 weeks in the Planning & Allocation School of Excellence (PASE)
  • Inclusive culture where all Associates feel welcomed, valued, and engaged
  • Challenging, collaborative, team-based environment
  • Hybrid work model (typically 2 days on-site, 3 days remote) – relocation benefits for those who qualify


What you’ll do:

Our Off-Price business model is unlike any other retailer, so we’ll make sure you have the right classroom and on-the-job training to give you a head start on a long-term career in Merchandising. At TJX, Merchandising is comprised of two divisions – Planning & Allocation and Buying.

Our Buyers are global travelers, sourcing from a universe of over 22,000 vendors and more than 100 countries to deliver amazing merchandise at an exciting value to our customers every day. They collaborate with Planning & Allocation to create the treasure hunt experience that we’re known for. 

Your career will begin in Planning & Allocation as an Allocation Analyst. In this role, you will be assigned to a specific product area and will be empowered to help drive sales by allocating the exciting mix of product that our Buyers have purchased.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Analyze sales trends and reports to anticipate consumer buying patterns and product trends
  • Create and implement allocation strategies for our stores and / or e-commerce sites
  • Ensure the right merchandise gets to the right stores at the right time for several multi-million-dollar product classifications
  • Visit TJX stores and competitors to analyze / evaluate the product mix
  • Resolve merchandise issues with our Distribution Centers, Buyers, and Vendors

Who we are looking for:

We’re looking for passionate individuals to join us here at TJX that are graduating in Summer 2024!


Key Qualifications:

  • A well-rounded academic background (completed, or soon to be completed bachelor's degree) – all majors considered!
  • Genuine interest in a career in Retail / Merchandising

Additional qualifications include:

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • 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
  • Sense of curiosity for an ever-changing retail landscape
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient Excel skills (i.e., pivot tables, charts, v-look up, etc.)

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 business scenario
  • Virtual behavioral interviews
  • Potential Offer to join the TJX Family!

With our corporate office located in Framingham, MA, 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.


Come Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding great deals and fantastic style. Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.

We care about our culture, but we also prioritize the tangible stuff (Competitive salaries: check. Solid benefits: check. Plenty of room for advancement: of course). It’s our way of empowering you to make your career here.
We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

 Posting Notes: 770 Cochituate Rd Framingham MA 01701 

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