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TJX | Framingham, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? Then try TJX on for size. You’ll join a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. At TJX, we are proud that, for 40 years, we have been providing amazing value to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. We believe our Associates bring our business to life, and we aim to support them by making TJX a terrific place to work. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates, and believe that the diverse skills, experiences and background that they bring into the organization will help us continue to succeed.


TJX is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the world. Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, 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, the Netherlands and Australia and tkmaxx.com in the U.K., as well as HomeSense in the U.K. and Ireland. In 2016, we had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 stores, and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!



Our Vision for this Role


As a Logistics Planning Analyst you are a crucial part of our supply chain network, supporting the flow of goods from our domestic vendors to our stores.  You’ll ensure we get the right product, to the right place, at the right time, which keeps our stores exciting and ever-changing.  Working in a fast-paced retail business, no day will be the same! 


You will be assigned to special projects which will optimize carrier performance, drive cost savings and teach you how to utilize the six sigma approach.  As you grow in your career, you will have the opportunity move across our Logistics organization and develop a well-rounded background in several areas of our business. 


The Skills that will Make You Successful


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business or Logistics with 2+ years of relatable experience.
  • Exceptional Microsoft Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment; product moves quickly through our supply chain network, it is important to react quickly to incoming requests.
  • Strong Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills; no day is the same in off-price retail, the ability to assess situations quickly and provide alternate solutions is key to success.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships; you are the face of TJX to many of our external strategic partners.
  • Flexible and adaptable; priorities change frequently based on business demands, the ability to change direction quickly is critical.
  • High aptitude for manipulating and making inferences from data.


The Responsibilities You will Have in this Role


  • Evaluates, modifies and enhances the TMS Solution to achieve optimal daily performance as needed.
  • Sources freight to carriers providing cost effective routing and reduced transit times.
  • Evaluates routing solutions, recommends optimal transportation solution and creates optimal freight movements.
  • Continues to develop Backhaul and Continuous Move opportunities with new carriers and DCs.
  • Consults with Inbound Transportation Operations Manager regarding daily carrier performance/equipment and vendor issues.  
  • Assesses carrier capacity and lane performance ratings; evaluates and reports on carrier performance including On-time performance, EDI Compliance, and Acceptance/Decline rates.
  • Reports on and tracks all vendor service issues, partnering with the Merchandise Logistics team on Vendor Compliance. 
  • Maintains daily contact with Core Carriers and regularly collaborates with internal key partners. 
  • Partners with Merchandising on high priority freight and special high volume merchandise buys. 
  • Evaluates and offers suggestions and feedback for improvements to the carrier tendering process; solicits feedback from the carrier community. 
  • Responsible for the planning and coordination of Inbound Transportation flow from Vendors to TJX Distribution Centers and Consolidation points utilizing our Transportation Management System (TMS) for optimal freight considerations.
  • Evaluates, modifies and enhances the TMS recommended Inbound solution to ensure optimal load building of freight on a day to day basis across major modes of transportation (Truckload, Intermodal, LTL, and limited parcel).


The Value You’ll Deliver


You’re a problem-solver who understands the inner workings of our complex business model.  You’ll collaborate with internal partners, carriers, top vendors and our Buyers to ensure timely and efficient movement of merchandise from vendors to our stores.  You are a necessary part of our business model. 


Your Brand within the TJX Community


Through your work you’ll be recognized as someone who delivers solutions, results and partnership to the Merchandising business at TJX.





What's In It For You?

TJX has campuses conveniently located off the Mass Pike and Route 495. With us, you'll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but 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.

Posting Notes: Framingham  || Massachusetts

About TJX

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)

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