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Associate Market Representative - ApparelTJX Companies Inc
  • Kwun Tong
  • Salary negotiable
  • Posted on 15 Aug 2019
Associate Market Representative - ApparelTJX Companies Inc

Job Highlights

  • 2-4 years proven experience in Apparel category
  • Knowledge in U.S., Canada, or UK retail market
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Job Description

Overview: 
Conduct market research on sourcing opportunities for assigned product brands or market sectors for TJX buyers and internal sourcing unit with Supervisor’s direction. The associate market representative can handle goods in all product categories under supervision.  Assists with the logistics and schedules for buyer trips to factories or manufacturers. Monitor order from placement with vendor, sample distribution, to final quality inspection and shipping.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct ongoing research on products in assigned sector. Collect information from existing suppliers on product availability and opportunities, price, orders and market trends. Attend trade shows to review market goods and trends, if requested.
  • With Supervisor/Peer’s guidance communicate with buyers on various opportunities found on the market to allow for evaluation and possible purchase. Organize trips and appointments to maximize the buyer’s time and results. Accompany the buyer for the entire trip during the selection and negotiation process in order to facilitate the definition of the order.  
  • Follow up the orders giving appropriate instructions to manufacturers for preparation and shipment of the merchandise. Communicate orders’ changes to TJX merchandise group, make any required changes in the system and intervene to make sure that merchandise is shipped without discrepancies. Alert Supervisor of potential problems with orders which could impact shipping timetables.  
  • Obtain reference samples of merchandise for sending/approval to the buyer or product development team. 
  • Once the order is ready for shipping, carry out quality control, keeping in mind the requirements of the customer in terms of quality, packaging and shipping methods. Prepare a report and inform Supervisor in case of issues.  
  • Evaluate with Supervisor that potential new vendors and factories can meet TJX’s standards and requirements for Social Compliance and Cargo Security Programs.

Job Requirements:

  • University graduate with 2-4 years working experience in sourcing or related field in buying office, agent or well-known importer.
  • Fluent/Native English skills able to converse, write and comprehend English and strong Mandarin Chinese; other language or Chinese dialects a plus.  
  • Understanding of sourcing for home categories in U.S., Canada, or UK retail market; understanding of manufacturing principles with some familiarity in materials, production process or U.S. customs and International logistics and trade. 
  • Must uphold the highest level integrity; reference checks will be conducted. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability build both internal and external relationships 
  • Able to work independently, problem solve, recommend and implement solutions 
  • Passionate in products and knowledgeable in latest market trends. 
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial.
  • Willing and able to frequently travel to China and other parts of the world to explore sourcing opportunities.

 

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We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data collected will be treated with strict confidence and be used exclusively for recruitment purpose. Applicants who are not contacted for an interview within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Additional Information

Years of Experience
2 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Benefits
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Life insurance, Medical insurance

Company Overview

The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, is ranked 85 among Fortune 500 companies. TJX operates 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, and the Netherlands and tkmaxx.com in the U.K., Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as TK Maxx in Australia. With more than 3,800 stores in nine countries and three e-commerce sites, we are a global, off-price retailer delivering great value to our customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality. We welcome you to visit us at http://www.tjx.com/.

 

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