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Store Leadership Pathway - Marshalls
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TJX Companies | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

* * Note - This position is located in Chicago, Illinois
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Your surprise is waiting! Explore career opportunities at Marshalls, where we strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and work-life balance. As an Associate, you already know that Marshalls delivers customers great value on ever-changing selections of brand name and designer fashions at prices generally 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day. With over 1,000 stores nationwide, it's a great time to join the Marshalls team.

You can also feel good knowing that Marshalls is part of The TJX Companies, Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. In addition to Marshalls, TJX's retail chains include TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as Homesense and tkmaxx.com in the U.K.; and TK Maxx in Australia. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Store Leadership Pathway

Are you interested in starting a career in retail management? Are you excited about the opportunity to create and execute our unique treasure-hunt customer experience? The Store Leadership Pathway will provide you the opportunity to learn and develop the skills and experience to jumpstart your management career within our TJX retail environment.

The Team:

Our Store Leadership team members are intelligent risk-takers and entrepreneurial thinkers who treat their stores as their own businesses - responsible for informed and autonomous business decision making, directly and indirectly managing and developing teams of up to 200 Associates, and ensuring our customers have a memorable and engaging treasure-hunt shopping experience.

The Opportunity:

Upon joining TJX, you will begin a five week training program designed to prepare and provide you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to run your own store - all while positioning you with the opportunity to launch a successful career in retail operations. Our training is a blend of structured learning and hands-on experience to prepare you to become one of our future retail leaders. Our intensive training will help you understand our business before you take on an Assistant Store Manager role in your first store.

As an Assistant Store Manager you'll learn how to tackle everything from staffing and developing your team, creating and executing our unique treasure-hunt customer experience, to making on the spot merchandising decisions in your store. Deliveries arrive at our stores every day (we never know what's coming) and inventory turns faster than traditional retailers, so you'll gain experience managing a complex retail environment at greater speed and with more variety than any other retailer may provide.

Who We Are Looking For:

Our store leaders are intelligent risk-takers and entrepreneurial thinkers who treat their stores as their own businesses. In particular we're looking for:

* Graduating Seniors or recent graduates with a consistent history of strong academic performance
* Retail Management/Merchandising/Business majors preferred but not required

* Prior retail or customer service experience a plus
* A passion for business, strong sales performance, and coaching & development
* Proven leadership, team collaboration, strategic thinking and strong communication skills
* A genuine passion and interest for the retail industry, consumer products, and following and anticipating consumer trends
* Active and energized by community engagement and service activities
* Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts dependent on business needs
* Ability and willingness to relocate

Your Future:

Once you've gained in-store experience and built on your success, you will be best prepared to move into a Store Manager role. Other career paths include opportunities in store operations, field management, distribution, or the corporate office. However, many of our people find their niche in store management and stay with us for their entire careers.

What's In It For You?

In addition to our open door policy and supportive work environment, we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package.

TJX considers 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, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. TJX also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Merchandising, Apparel, Garment, Fashion Merchandising, Retail, Fashion

About TJX Companies

The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) is an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the United States and worldwide. TJX operates five business segments, three in the United States and one each in Canada and Europe. All of the Company's stores, except HomeGoods and HomeSense, sell apparel for the entire family, including footwear, jewelry and accessories, and a limited offering of giftware and home fashions. The HomeGoods and HomeSense stores offer home fashions and home furnishings. During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2009 (fiscal 2009), TJX derived approximately 62% of its sales from clothing (including footwear), 25% from home fashions, and 13% from jewelry and accessories. In fiscal 2009, the Company sold Bob's Stores, a branded apparel chain. (Source: 10-K)