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Retail Buying Internship

Our 10-week internship is focused on developing you into an executive leader. During the internship, you will receive structured in-store training that will develop your management and organizational skills, gain insight on the retail operations of a multi-million dollar store, learn how to effectively develop and motivate a team, and much more. Internships are available at select locations nationwide, and interns will have the potential to become a full-time Assistant Store Manager post-graduation.

retail buying internship

As a member of NACE, Ross Stores is connected to college career services and university recruiting professionals with a focus on attracting and retaining college students. Ross Stores follows the NACE guidelines when recruiting on campus and for our internship programs.

As a retail partner with the Bay Area Retail Leadership Center, Ross Stores is connected with students at San Jose State University who is passionate about joining the retail industry. During the school year, the University team attends BARC events with the goal of educating students about a career in retail and at Ross Stores.

As a partner of the FSF, Ross helps support its mission of encouraging gifted and enterprising college students to pursue the business of retail. Each January, the University team and FSF scholars converge in a series of networking and recruiting events in New York to bolster this partnership through internship and full-time career opportunities in our Company.

Our hands-on Assistant Buyer program will allow you to tie in your love for the latest trends with training in merchandising, mentorship, skills-based, learning and more. As part of the program, you will experience buying trips to NYC (East coast associates) or Los Angeles (West coast associates), classes in negotiation skills, comp shopping, and meetings with key members of our team. You will be placed on one of our Buying teams where you will be trained on our off-price model and begin building your career.

Our 10-week summer internship program is designed to provide you with a toolkit for success throughout your career in our Merchandising, Planning, and other corporate departments. Throughout your internship, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with knowledgeable professionals, gain practical knowledge and skills, and understand your role in supporting our company goals. You will participate in seminars, training, tours of our facilities, shadowing days with other areas of our business, and community service projects.

  • \n\tThrough your involvement in the day-to-day business of our Buying Team, you will gain a sound insight into the tasks of a buyer at HUGO BOSS AG

  • \n\tYou will accompany the entire collection development process and support the Buying Team\u00A0selection and ordering processes

  • \n\tYou will work closely with our Planning & Merchandising team

  • \n\tWe offer you a versatile and responsible job, where your fashion sense, your organizational and communication talent, but also your numerical understanding and your analytical skills are in demand

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SMCP USA Inc. (Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, detail-oriented intern to support our Buying Department. This is a paid internship which starts in early January 2021 and runs until the end of June 2021.

WHO WE ARE...Since our U.S. debut in 2011, SMCP (Sandro/Maje/Claudie Pierlot) has masterfully led the way in the affordable luxury space across North America boasting a total of 164 points of distribution consisting of free-standing boutiques, shop-in-shop partnerships, and outlet in key metropolitan markets. A global Company based in Paris and located in 41 countries, there is a real buzz in the industry around our ability to report consistent like-for-like increases and by our ability to double in size every 3 years. This has been effectively accomplished by incorporating a business model that blends elements of luxury and fast fashion to provide accessible luxury, aggressive retail development, rapid replenishment, focus on full-price selling, and maintaining the distinct identities of our three brands. If you possess the profile that we are seeking and would be interested in joining us on our exciting journey as we ramp up and grow, we would love to chat with you!

The Retail Merchandising major prepares you for a wide variety of retail careers in both store locations and corporate settings. The curriculum includes coursework in design, business, communications as well as retail focused courses in consumer behavior, buying and visual merchandising.

AEO INC. OFFERS PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS for students currently in their junior year, working towards a 4 year degree. As asupplement to your education, an AEO Inc. internship offers you the opportunity to work for 10 weeks in the fast paced retailenvironment with the potential of a full time offer before you even return to your senior year. Internships are available in Merchandise & Inventory Planning, Supply Chain and Merchandising. The AEO Internship Program is where careers begin and future leaders are discovered.

MERCHANDISE & INVENTORY PLANNING The Merchandise & Inventory Planning Internship prepares you to be the financial leader on our product and assortment choices. In this internship you will spend time exploring all functions within Merchandise & Inventory Planning and learn how we make business decisions that allow the company to continue growing. The Merchandise Planning piece of the internship teaches you how we create sales goals for product at a high level. In this role you will work closely with your buying team to decide exactly how much money we are going to invest in every style in your assortment and build the financial sales plan for that product. As an Inventory Planning Intern, you work closely with your teams to monitor inventory levels in our stores and our distribution centers and send out the right amount of product to the right stores so our inventory levels are maximized for profitability. If you have a passion for retail, but numbers are your friend, this is the internship for you.

  • INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTSStudents are eligible after they have completed their junior year at a 4 year college or university

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required

  • Strong business acumen through classes, internships or prior work experience

  • Passion for retail and knowledge of the AEO Inc. family of brands

  • Strong communication, cross-functional and leadership skills

  • Business Related Degree

  • Completion of Project

  • Passing Advanced Retail Math Test

The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies Department offers two concentrations: Apparel Design and Retailing & Consumer Studies. These concentrations prepare students for positions with companies that focus on the process of concept to consumer for apparel and consumer-related products. Graduates may take positions in apparel design, apparel product development, fashion trend forecasting and analysis, quality control, sourcing, merchandising, buying, and retail management.

During the first two years of study, students will complete the majority of their general education requirements and begin introductory consumer, apparel, and retailing courses. In order to develop a strong knowledge base and build upon previously learned concepts, many of these courses are sequential and must be completed in the established order.

The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers graduate programs leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work and research focus on primary concepts in the study of consumer, apparel, and retailing, integrating perspectives from the social sciences, business, economics, and humanities.

Graduate courses focus on consumer, apparel, and retail issues with emphasis on consumer behavior and marketing. Students are encouraged to select supporting course work in related disciplines such as business, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, and information science.

Buyers are responsible for sourcing, developing and introducing product ranges that suit their stores and customer base. A buyer might focus on one area or brand within a retailer, such as cosmetics, confectionery or footwear, or they might look after a whole store or even a whole chain.

You can find out more about what life in buying is like by reading our overview of buying . If you want to explore your options, you can also find overviews of eight other careers in retail in our retail job roles explained section.

Retail buyers are employed by national, regional and online retailers such as department stores, fashion retailers and supermarkets. Buyers normally work within the head office of a company, so the majority of vacancies arise in London and other major cities. 041b061a72




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