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Merchandising Intern, Spring 2018

Background

In 1998 we started our first website, PromGirl.com, with a simple premise: people should have access to the top special occasion dresses and they should be able to shop for them online.

Fast forward to 2017 and Occasion Brands has become the leading special occasion retailer online with two brands - PromGirl and SimplyDresses. We are growing and have plans to introduce new special occasion stores online under the Occasion Brands umbrella. We’re also bringing the PromGirl experience offline as we make preparations to open up a pop-up store in 2018.

The Occasion Brands Merchandising Team is seeking a Merchandising Intern for the Spring 2017 semester. This is the perfect opportunity for a hands-on person looking to learn the ins and outs of merchandising at an e-commerce company. As a member of our nimble team, you will have an immediate impact on our business and see your ideas comes to life and your contributions put to immediate use. If you are an independent, creative problem solver and like to laugh, Occasion Brands is the place for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in day-to-day activities of merchandising team, liaise with vendors and collaborate with other departments to deliver the best possible customer experience
  • Work with merchandising team to make our selection of styles as inspiring as possible
  • Keep tabs on other retailers to see what awesome fashions they are stocking for their customers (especially dresses!)
  • Assist with running various reports to analyze sales data
  • Attend and record vendor meetings with buyers to purchase and analyze sales
  • Research and develop an understanding of competitor strategies and business models
  • Assist the photo shoot team with daily responsibilities including measuring, recording style data, styling, packing and unpacking samples, organizing shoots, etc.

Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and use good judgment when interpreting instructions
  • Someone who takes initiative and is an independent, creative problem solver
  • Multitasking skills
  • Enthusiastic and excited to work with a team
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Strong sense of fashion and interest in styling
  • Understanding of textiles

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

  • Compensation
    • College credit and a small monthly travel stipend
  • Program Dates
    • The spring semester runs January 29th-May 11th but start/end dates are flexible
  • Scheduling
    • Typical internships are 15-18 hours/week over 2-3 days
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