Assoc Merch Internship
Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by Nike
For Nike merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. They blend art with science to bring Nike's category vision to life in all retail environments from stores to online. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what's next and deliver the right products, in the right places at the right time and price.
In the role of an Associate Merchant Intern you will support the Merchandising team in driving integrated, profitable, relevant product assortments that express the category vision in the marketplace and meet revenue targets. You'll provide merchandising execution within regional product merchandising at an intermediate professional level.
You'll provide line plan systems maintenance, and help drive alignment throughout the merchandising process including model plan, flow plan, wholesale and suggested retail pricing strategies and gross pricing margin targets. You'll utilize market knowledge and internal data systems to provide assistance to the Merchandising team, collaborate with the Sales team on distribution strategies, and work with the Demand Planning and Operations teams to ensure optimal seasonal planning.
You'll conduct analysis of current business (including bookings, and sell-through by channel, age/gender/sport segments, size, color, etc.) You'll drive the translation of consumer insights into relevant stories, collections and concepts to drive the business. You'll prepare Merchandising tools such as consumer right assortments. In addition, you'll also be responsible for sample management.
- Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a Retail Management, Retail and Consumer Science or retail relevant major
- Pursuing a Bachelor's degree with expected graduation date of winter 2019 or spring 2020
- GPA of 3.0 or better
- Retail experience in a vertical retailer preferred
- General financial proficiency and analysis skills
- Effective verbal and written communication skills