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Intern, Merchandising, Retail - Footwear / Sports Equipment


Puma North America Inc.


Overview:

PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, and Motorsports.

We are committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting creativity, sustainability and peace, and by staying true to the principles of being fair, honest, positive and creative in decisions made and actions taken.

Would you like working in a fast pace and multicultural environment? Then PUMA is the right place to be! Become a member of our successful Merchandising team based in Westford, MA.
We are currently looking for a Footwear Merchandising Intern. Join our Footwear Merchandising team at the PUMA, North America HQ in Westford, MA and become a member of the fast paced and dynamic Merchandising operation.
As a Footwear Merchandising Intern you will have an opportunity to learn about the footwear and apparel industry through day to day exposure and mentorship. The Footwear Merchandising Department at PUMA, North America is seeking a detailed oriented student to aide in the management of a key segment of our overall business. The student will work exclusively with the product merchandiser who oversees one of our largest account groups; assisting him/her in achieving various performance measures, including productivity and financial based targets consistent with the overall Brand strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the review of product assortments, ensuring appropriate product positioning and alignment with brand strategies
  • Creation and maintenance of quarterly visual sales and merchandising tools for internal and external product presentations
  • Assist in the set-up and tear down of seasonal product meetings
  • Attend account product and strategy meetings
  • Expand business knowledge of US product marketplace and current trends in the footwear industry
  • Gain understanding of retail merchandising organizations and processes
  • Voice relevant and researched opinions during internal strategic meetings
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including (but not limited to) order entry, updating tracking documents/samples, shipping, cataloging samples and filing.
  • Managing “Special Make Up” sample products regionally created for various business units and seeing the process from beginning to end
  • Represent the brand and utilize the PUMA 4Keys (Fair, Honest, Positive, Creative) in all decisions, actions, processes and practices.

    Qualifications:

  • Must currently be enrolled in credited college/university
  • Must be able to commit 6 months, at least 37.5 hours per week
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize workloads, and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Exhibit the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues
  • Excellent quantitative and organizational skills
  • Very strong computer skills, especially MS Office Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Creativity and ability to think out of the box
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and energy
  • Detail oriented, resourceful, self-motivated and proactive
  • Proven ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Inquisitive and curious nature
  • Ability to collect data, examine it and share an informed conclusion
  • Be a team player



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