Merchandising Intern

| Austin

MERCHANDISING INTERN- HOME OFFICE- KENDRA SCOTT
About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Internship Overview:
The Kendra Scott Summer Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of our fast-growing, multi-category, fashion lifestyle brand. We value all of our interns and commit to providing a comprehensive learning experience that aligns with individual interests and career goals.
Basics:
• 10-week, paid experience in Austin, TX
• Relocation assistance is not provided
• Resume and Cover Letter are required and must be submitted at the time of your application in order to be considered
• Applicants should apply for the internship they are most interested in pursuing. Applicants that apply for multiple opportunities will not be considered
• Sponsorship assistance is not provided at this time
• The deadline for internship applications is December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST
• Candidates will be informed of their status throughout our process, with final offers being extended by February 28, 2019
What You Will Learn:
• Real world knowledge of working cross-functionally in a fast growing, multi-channel business that values customers, employees and giving back
• Sharpen your strengths through on the job training and learn new skills in the many departments that support a growing organization
• Hands on strategizing and planning
• Participation in regular staff meetings and events
Position Overview:
The Merchandising Intern will report to the Fashion Jewelry Merchant and positively represent the brand while creating cross functional partnerships as an interim member of the Merchandising team. The primary responsibility of the Merchandising Intern is to aid in the execution of merchandising product strategies and assortment plans, resulting in exciting and timely product assortments that will maximize sales, profits and support overall brand positioning.
Responsibilities:
Assortment Planning:
• Assist in go-to-market preparation for fashion jewelry category, including calendar management, launch document content creation and marketing tools management.
• Support communication and distribution of all critical merchandising information to key functional areas on a timely basis
• Complete pricing analysis on fashion jewelry in the industry. Intern will dig in to historical KS product selling and analyze price buckets, as well as research comparable brand to propose a new retail pricing strategy for implementation in 2020 development. Intern's proposal will be able to directly affect Spring 2020 finalization in July
Customer Research & Communication:
• Focus on developing customer intimacy skills through multiple store visits and competitive shopping with Merchandising team; present findings and trend analysis to inform execution strategies
• Complete competitive deep dive in to launch cadence in the fashion industry. Intern will do research in to competitors across multiple categories of business to understand launch cadence across the retail industry and make recommendations for 2020 launch timing
• Complete store communication and outreach project. Intern will work cross functionally with Retail Operations, Merchandising, Planning and Allocation to coordinate a communication cadence with our store base to provide more insight in to Merchant/Planning/Allocation strategies on a regular basis with the goal of implementing for Fall 2019
• Implements plans to achieve departmental priorities
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• The ability to work 40 hours per week (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
• Availability to work May 20- July 26, 2019. Consideration will be given for special life events with the exception of Internship Orientation (Monday, May 20th)
o Memorial Day & Fourth of July will be observed as company holidays
• A high-level understanding of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
• A desire to learn more in the fashion merchandising space; fashion merchandising majors preferred
• The ability to demonstrate strong leadership among peers and across the organization
• A high level of accountability, reliability and initiative
• A proven ability to execute with consistent delivery
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A strong ability to build relationship with co-workers and keep others informed
• A growth mindset: desire to learn, grow and embrace new ideas
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
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    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • SCSSLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • Salesforce Commerce CloudFrameworks
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    • TableuAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • ListrakEmail

Location

Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Home Office vibe is exactly how it sounds- it feels like home. It's exciting because you never know what daily surprises are in store-Kendra could be walking around in a unicorn costume giving everyone hugs or our Fun Committee may be hosting a happy hour in the cafe to relieve the stress of a busy week. This place is truly one of a kind!

JJ

Store Technology Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.

Kirsten

eCommerce Merchandising & Email Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.

Laura

Talent Acquisition Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.

Kendra

Founder and CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

All of them! I just finished a new warehouse management system implementation and we have a roadmap full of system investments slated for 2018, all of which are critical to fuel our continued success! I love that I get exposure to ALL systems at Kendra Scott, including ERP, POS, WMS, & E-comm- experience I'd be hard pressed to gain anywhere else!

Gale

Program Director

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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